4 Hackathon Project Ideas for Beginners
If you’re reading this post it’s likely because you’re about to attend your first or second hackathon and you’re not sure what you want to make.
I hope this list helps showcase all the projects that you can make in just 36 hours of hacking.
Websites are the most popular types of hackathon projects among beginner hackers. This is because they are quick and easy to make once you learn the basics of HTML/CSS.
Lastly, most mentors will know the ins and outs of web development. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about getting stuck. Any good hackathon will have mentors available to help you whenever you feel like you need it.
2. Make a Data Visualization with Python
There are many open-source datasets available online that you could use in your hackathon project. Kaggle is a great resource to find and use these datasets.
One idea for a hackathon project is to use a dataset to create an artistic data visualization. For a more technical route, you could use Python to analyze a dataset for meaningful insights.
3. Make an Interactive Prototype with Figma
Yes, you can submit a prototype for a hackathon project. Yes, not all hackathons are about learning to code.
If you want to focus on creating a hack that has a brilliant design then consider creating an interactive prototype using Figma for your hackathon project. If you go this route, I would focus on making sure your prototype is interactive to help the judges understand how your project would work if functional.