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.
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