In our last blog post, we (Shir Peri, Developer Relations and Elay Gliksberg, a developer) talked about putting together a winning hackathon-planning team. This time we’ll cover the topic of how to make your hackathon a memorable event.

Say Yes

At our hackathon team’s first meeting, all we did was throw around wild ideas for things we might want to do during the hackathon. We decided on one rule: to say YES to all ideas with no negativity and then we put all these ideas in a shared doc.

We knew that once we’d start working on the actual event, we’ll have…


repos all over the place

Remember that time you wanted to have a small get together at your apartment? You invited a few of your friends, bought a few drinks and put on some good music… then your friend Bob invited his roommates, your friend Alice invited her co-workers and all of a sudden it was a full blown party. It was a chaos.

Now think about your Git repo. Similar to the party, when there were only a few developers working on the same repo, everything was in order. …

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