Trying to figure out whether organizing Hackathons during a pandemic can boost achieving goals or not? We tried it out and we can help you learn from our experience!
The Hackathon we organized was a bit different from the usual ones as we had one common goal for 7 development teams - to close down the legacy system.
The essential part of organizing any event is good communication, but for remote events - it’s the key for the whole event to succeed. It is very important to keep people in the same information field and if you have to choose between over-communication and under-communication, choose over!
Although there were some drawbacks (lack of specific technical knowledge and preparation according to the new framework), we consider the event a great success. The main achievements during those 3 days are valuable and it’s a win-win situation towards the organization and participants:
Still hesitating? We can assure that organizing internal Hackathons is the way to go. Sometimes you don’t achieve initially planned results, but it’s more about creating a safe environment where people can learn, experiment, share knowledge, and get boosted by effective teamwork!
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