The first iteration of your Hackathon Website
Until an event has a website, it doesn’t exist to most people. Publishing a basic website the second you’ve committed to hosting a hackathon will help you drive interest to it, capture potential attendee email addresses, and answer questions from interested students.
Think about your hackathon as a movie. You first release a teaser, then a trailer and then on the eventful weekend, the movie releases! This website will serve as a teaser for your event - the first step to spark a huge interest in your hackathon.
- Event Date: If you don't have an exact date, try to include at least the month of your hackathon.
- A Pre-Registration Form: Capture the initial interest of your hackers. Getting their name, email and some social channels can be a great starting point. If you plan on working with MLH, include our required fields so that you can be onboarded as a Member Event faster.
- A Support Email: You should be ready to answer potential attendees’ questions. This will have a great impact on the word of mouth marketing.
- Social Handling: Links to your event’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter account
- Release Date: A date when visitors should check back for more info
- Frequently Asked Questions: A basic FAQ about your event to explain things to someone who has never seen or been to a hackathon before.
- Sponsor Interest Page: A page just for sponsors, including:
- An email address for sponsorship inquiries
- Some information about your event and your team