As I noted in a couple of earlier posts (see below for links), I have organized a couple ‘Hackathons’ over the past couple of years. During the process of organizing, marketing and recruiting for these events I spun up another WordPress site http://truegrowthhackathons.com to promote the events.
I also created, and was involved with the creation of, various other marketing and promotional materials. One thing that I created that I thought was sufficiently cool was this ‘top 10’ list. Something of an ‘un-top-ten list’ you might say. While I don’t have any specific metrics to know how many people attended the hackathon as a direct result of this piece, I like to think that it factored in to what ended up being a pretty great event!
Back in June, I was involved with organizing a Hackathon, the 2nd in the ‘Inspiring Innovation through Hackathons’ series I’ve been leading with Enterprise Saint John. (See an earlier post for a recap of the first one here).
This Hackathon was focused around ‘Civic Hacking’, which can be defined as, “the process of collaboration with others to envision and create solutions using publicly-available data, code and technology relevant to their city or neighbourhood”.
The event was a ton of fun and a great success by all accounts. You can read all about it in a recap post that I created on the other blog I maintain here: http://truegrowthhackathons.com/2014/06/24/true-growth-2-0-civic-hackathon-event-recap/ and/or on the guest post I wrote for Enterprise Saint John’s True Growth SJ blog, here: http://truegrowthsj.com/2014/06/24/true-growth-2-0-civic-hackathon-event-recap
Adding an extra element of coolness to this event, or at least the post-event communications, was a video that one of my co-organizers put together with some footage he took during the event. Check it out!