20 Jan '14, 7am

How to win a hackathon ~ NUS Hackers

How to win a hackathon ~ NUS Hackers

Camillus Cai was part of the 3 person team that won Hack&Roll 2013, and later a part of the 4 person team that won 3rd place in PenApps Fall 2013, the largest student hackathon in the US (and possibly the world). He’s now one of the organisers for Hack&Roll 2014 . Are you dead serious about winning? Hackathons are supposed to be fun events for networking and learning, but sometimes, you might just want that top prize that badly. Whatever your reasons are, hackathons, like any other system designed by mere humans, can be gamed with impunity. Plan well in advance Most hackathons, including ours, require you to produce original work during the course of the competition, while imposing no restrictions about the planning that you may have done beforehand. This makes the degree to which your team plans and prepares decisive in the outcome of the competition. Everyone we know who...

Full article: http://nushackers.org/2014/01/how-to-win-a-hackathon/

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