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Uplifting Developer Communities With Hackathons

Why we need more hackathons in our tech communities today

What is a Hackathon?

“A hackathon is essentially a development marathon that is designed to push people past the limits of their creativity and knowledge to create innovative products and solutions.”

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How do hackathons impact communities?

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• Hackathons are inclusive for all

• Hackathons bring the community members closer

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• Hackathons focus on educating the community

• Hackathons drive creativity and innovation within the community

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• Hackathons encourage a growth mindset

• Hackathons empower the community to create social impact

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• Hackathons give the members a platform to express

• Hackathons are just a ton of fun!

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How can you get involved?

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Step 1: Participate in Hackathons

Step 2: Mentor at Hackathons

Step 3: Organize Hackathons

The path to get involved in hackathons


Bonus Content: HackOn 2.0

HackOn 2.0



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Aditya Oberai

Aditya Oberai


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