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Tracy Kuhrt [Provide SWAG to the Participants]
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David Boswell [When will Hyperledger sponsor hackathons]
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 +======= Hyperledger Hackathon Organizer'​s Guide =======
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 ====== Overview ====== ====== Overview ======
  
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 ==== When will Hyperledger sponsor hackathons ==== ==== When will Hyperledger sponsor hackathons ====
-Hyperledger is interested in sponsoring ​hackathons that support ​our goals with increasing gender and geographic diversity in the Hyperledger community and for bringing Hyperledger technology to students. ​For example, the Hyperledger will be happy to consider supporting:​ +Hyperledger does not provide financial sponsorships to hackathons, although we are happy to help hackathons in other ways, including support with promotions, swag, judges and mentors. 
-  * Hackathons focused on under-represented coders (e.g., women, developing countries, people of color) + 
-  * Hackathons focused on university ​+Hyperledger is particularly ​interested in supporting ​hackathons that align with our goals with increasing gender and geographic diversity in the Hyperledger community and for bringing Hyperledger technology to students.
  
-If your event meets any of these criteria, please reach out to [[hackathons@hyperledger.org]]. Sponsorship can include support with promotions, prizes, swag, judges and mentors.+If you would like to talk to us about how we can help with your hackathon, please reach out to [[hackathons@hyperledger.org]].
  
 ==== How to find other sponsors ==== ==== How to find other sponsors ====
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 ===== Provide SWAG to the Participants ===== ===== Provide SWAG to the Participants =====
-Hyperledger stickers, shirts, and other SWAG can be obtained from the [[https://​hyperledger.mybrightsites.com/​|Hyperledger store]]. ​In addition, consider hackathon-branded stickers,+Consider hackathon-branded stickers, shirts, or other SWAG for each participant. In addition, ​Hyperledger stickers, shirts, and other SWAG can be obtained from the [[https://​hyperledger.mybrightsites.com/​|Hyperledger store]]. ​
  
 Don’t get one-size-fits-all t-shirts because people are not all alike. Read [[http://​conference.hopper.org.nz/#​tshirts|Hopper Conference Diversity Guide’s section on t-shirts]]. Don’t get one-size-fits-all t-shirts because people are not all alike. Read [[http://​conference.hopper.org.nz/#​tshirts|Hopper Conference Diversity Guide’s section on t-shirts]].
  
 ===== Food and Beverages ===== ===== Food and Beverages =====
-Ensure ​to provide enough food and beverages. Since hackathons run 24 hours, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as, snacks should be provided. Caffeine is always recommended.+Be sure to provide enough food and beverages. Since hackathons ​tend to run 24 hours, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as, snacks should be provided. Caffeine is usually desired by developers. In addition, consider how best to celebrate the work that everyone has done on the final day.
  
 ===== Learning Sessions ===== ===== Learning Sessions =====
-Learning sessions will ensure that all participants can engage and contribute. Consider providing a learning session for the different technologies that you wish the participants to use.+Learning sessions will ensure that all participants can engage and contribute. Consider providing a learning session for the different technologies that you wish the participants to use. These learning sessions should allow people who have never used the technology to quickly understand and get started using the technology.
  
 ===== Determine Teams ===== ===== Determine Teams =====
-As mentioned earlier, the number of people on a team should be between 2-5 individuals. Some people will have come together and already be part of a team; however, there will be a number of individuals who are looking for others to join in their pursuit of learning/​hacking. Provide a space for people to share/​market their ideas and state their needs for the sort of people that they would like to have join their team. This should be done somewhat early on the first day.+As mentioned earlier, the number of people on a team should be between 2-5 individuals. Some people will have come together and already be part of a team; however, there will be a number of individuals who are looking for others to join in their pursuit of learning/​hacking. Provide a space for people to share/​market their ideas and the people that they are looking ​to join their team (e.g., we need front-end developers). This should be done somewhat early on the first day.
  
-Special Consideration:​ Make sure that you do not have too many teams as the judging becomes more difficult the more teams you have. You will be allowing 3 minutes for each team to present their applications/​hacks to the judges.+Special Consideration:​ Make sure that you do not have too many teams as the judging becomes more difficult the more teams you have. You will be allowing 3-4 minutes for each team to present their applications/​hacks to the judges. Have some sort of process where you gather team names/​members. Encourage people with smaller teams to consider working with other teams.
  
 ===== Submitting Applications/​Hacks ===== ===== Submitting Applications/​Hacks =====
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   * [[https://​drive.google.com/​open?​id=1FaM5m4SukQZi2u86LG2ImyyiOgjVmJnFgnXdOvrLxdA|Example Hackathon Scoring Sheet]] ​   * [[https://​drive.google.com/​open?​id=1FaM5m4SukQZi2u86LG2ImyyiOgjVmJnFgnXdOvrLxdA|Example Hackathon Scoring Sheet]] ​
  
-After each team has had a chance to present, provide time for the judges to deliberate amongst each other (in a separate room) to determine the winners for each of the different categories.+After all of the teams have presented, provide time for the judges to deliberate amongst each other (in a separate room) to determine the winners for each of the different categories.
  
 ===== Awarding Prizes ===== ===== Awarding Prizes =====
community/hackathon-organizers-guide.1537380428.txt.gz · Last modified: 2018/09/19 18:07 by Tracy Kuhrt