Book Mentors And Judges

You’ll need to recruit a variety of tech experts to mentor your attendees, speak at your event and judge your hackathon. Consider targeting:

  • Experts from your school, including professors, deans, and alumni

  • Local community leaders

  • Reps from local tech companies

  • Tech celebrities who have something to promote (best for bigger events)

Networking tips for recruiting speakers and judges:

  • It’s similar to the process of contacting sponsors [link to sponsorship section of guide]

  • Consider who you know and who your school knows

  • Have department heads reach out for you when helpful

A Note About Judges

We recommend selecting judges that have a strong technical aptitude. If you’re planning to do Science Fair Judging and Presentations, your judges for each should be separate. For expo judging, ensure you have a minimum of one judge per thirty participants.

  • Networking tips for recruiting speakers and judges

    • It’s similar sponsorship process

    • Consider who you know and who your school knows

    • Have department heads reach out for you

MLH Tips

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