How to create a tech event where everyone feels welcome

The story about Hackaway — how we created a hackathon out of the ordinary.

A couple of things that I’ll talk about:

Photo by the great photographer and film maker Sebastian Höglund — http://www.sebastianhoglund.com/

The story about Hackaway

Martina & Ted

What?

Why?

How to get a great mix of applicants

This image was used in all marketing. We wanted to focus on creativity and adventure.

Copy and imagery

Print screen of http://www.hackaway.com/1/

Ads

Prioritize the mix

How to create a great event experience

Make time for people to socialise

Encourage interaction

Serve great and healthy food

Do (ridiculous) things in as a group

Competition for fun, not for profit

Make time for discussions and farewells

Break stereotypes and conventions

The yogi who turned hackathon enthusiast

Conclusion

Co-founder of Confetti and co-organizer the Nordic.js & Nordic.design conferences.

Co-founder of Confetti and co-organizer the Nordic.js & Nordic.design conferences.