After The Event

Congratulations — you pulled off a successful hackathon! To close out your event, follow this post-event checklist to ensure you finish on a high note:

  • Collect evidence of your success — aggregate press mentions, tweets, photos, videos, etc. These will be invaluable for promoting your next hackathon.

  • Send thank yous to sponsors with key numbers, event highlights, and your best photos.

    • Always be closing: offer sponsors a special deal if they agree to sponsor your next hackathon. (See sponsorship webinar for more details.)
  • Email attendees and sponsors a post-event survey. The information you receive will help you make your next hackathon even better.

  • Settle the books and send final payments.

  • Schedule a retrospective with MLH.

  • Attend MLH Hackcon to collaborate with other hackathon organizers, share your story, and connect with our great community.

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