Placeholder Website

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.

The first iteration of your site should include:

  • 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


MLH-Hackathon-Boilerplate - Boilerplate code for any new MLH Member Hackathon looking to build a website integrated with MyMLH. Written entirely in Jekyll, which GitHub pages automatically compiles to make hosting seamless.

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