Finding the Date & Purpose

First things first, you'll need to decided when and why you want to host a hackathon.

As you begin to plan your digital hackathon, it's important to think about the purpose of your event. Brainstorm with your organizing team the why behind your event. This will help as you make decisions while planning your hackathon.

After you've solidified the purpose of your event, it's time to pick out a date! Things to consider as you choose your date are:

  • Major events at your university

  • Major holidays and festivals

  • University breaks

  • Dates of other hackathons that serve your community

  • Dates of major exams at your university