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.
Template: Post-event survey