Hacks in a Hurry
Among other problems, hackathons are too long (a full weekend is unnecessary) and too unfocused (most people present work that predates the event). We can hack the hackathon!
A team of MIT students is collaborating to create a series of quick, intense hackathons we're calling "Hacks in a Hurry." We'll crowdsource topics from early registrants and announce the topic once you walk in the door. We will select a topic broad enough that you can contribute with any skill set, hardware, software, design, or any non-tech skills you may have. The winners will get prizes, and all will get snacks!
Our first event took place February 6 at Seattle Makers (visit
for a summary). We will be hosting a remote hackathon from 6-9 PM PT on Thursday April 2nd on the general theme of the Coronavirus (specific topic to be announced at the beginning).
You can secure a space by pre-registering on this form -- you are also welcome to propose hackathon topics related to the COVID-19 theme!
What aspects of hackathons do you love the most?
What aspects of hackathons would you like to get rid of?
Optional - Suggest a random and specific hackathon challenge
i.e. build a photo filter that affixes a mustache to a submitted image
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