When Your Hackathon Goes Remote

When Merrill Bajana, one of our product managers and myself volunteered to take over the hosting of GumGum’s 5th annual Hackathon, it was pre-COVID-19. We began planning for an event in our Santa Monica office, but later made the call to go fully remote this year. We put a lot of thought into how to make 2020 the most successful Hackathon yet — here are some considerations and ideas for hosting a remote hackathon!

Building excitement

Sign up and forming teams

Brainstorming ideas

Perks and Swag

The event

Judging/Awards

Final thoughts

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