Hackathonist is a clear Hackathon feed for hackers to create a better connecting, learning and playing experience, in order to create a better MIT.
The oldest hacking activity can be dated back to nineteen-sixties. Gradually, Hackathon becomes the perfect media for delivering the value of making and innovation, and gains its grandiose popularity among “hackers” from various backgrounds.
However, there are several problems from our perspective.
For example, before hackathon, the information is very segmented (the MIT internal hackathons and the ones sponsored by external agencies are not usually shared on the same platform). Secondly, it is not always easy to manage hackathons using a third-party platform, due to some restrictions. Thirdly, during our interview with hackers, more than 60% of them indicated that they do not have a satisfied hacking experience due to the “wrong” teammate(s). Being difficult to match the right participants who have the similar goal (either to have fun or to build something brilliant) together is an actual pain point of these activities, since currently this process is usually simplified as random assign.
Moreover, some people have registered for the events but have no show, which makes it hard for organizers to estimate the scale of the events, leading to the waste of resources. Meanwhile, different people have different workspace preference. We also find that a lot of good ideas are not documented just because they are not the final winners.
We divide the time of hackathon into three parts.
Before hackathon, you can get as much information as possible from the dashboard; you can also customize your resume according to the organizers requirements and find you teammate by adopting systematically matching.
During hackathon, your teammate and you can have an integrated work space for file transfer and team chatting.
When finishing each hackathon, you are able to provide an objective review for your teammate, in terms of helping the system find a better matching process afterwards. The platform also provides a gallery for idea documentation – you are able to build a portfolio sharing your shining moments.