Hackathon – What you need to know.

  1. What is Hackathon.

Hackathon is a combination of two words hack + marathon and it is an event of any duration where people come together to solve problems. It can be students, young entrepreneurs, computer programmers, and developers, graphic designers, interface designers, project managers, ...that collaborate intensively on different projects then all working together to solve the same problem.

Hackathons are for anyone interested in technology. programmers, marketers, graphic designers, project managers, or any tech enthusiasts can attend. This is a great place for like-minded people to come together and implement new ideas.

  1. A Hackathon journey.

This is an event where the participants collaborate with colleagues to creatively problem solve. Teams will bring their own software project, which can be a computer software, a mobile application or a website. Participants can prepare their ideas, the design drawings in advance, but all programming progress must be done during the competition.

The examiner of the compettition isa team of experts experienced in the profession. They not only evaluate the final product but alsois a consultant to help the team participate in product orientation and development. when the time is up, all teams will present and demo their products to the examiners as well as the remaining teams.The team that has the innovativeandrealistic product will be the winner.

At Hackathon competion, the ability to work under the high pressure is a decisive part for the success of the participating teams.

The limited time isa characteristic of the hackathon. Each Hackathon event usually takes placewithin 2 days. Teams will be gathered in one location then conduct for the centralized code. Food, drinks, and rest areas will be fully prepared by the organizers The participants justwork, drink coffee, have a quick bite, drink some water, sleep very few hours and workin 24 hours for a day until the time is up.


  1. Why do People Take Part in Hackathons?

Hackathon can make you become a better developer.


It’s an amazing place to learn. So many things to do and so little time. you are trying to do something you have never done before, you want to do something faster than you are used to, the limited amount of time given pressures you, you ask around for help, or you simply look at what other participants are doing (and how they do it).


You work under pressure.


This is a real test of your self-control and ability to work with a team in an open environment. Prioritization is the key to success, and accepting other people’s opinions is crucial to the success of the team so leave your ego at home.

Meet new people from all over the world.

Hackathons give you a great opportunity to talk to new people, so take advantage of it. You can learn about the experience from them and maybe you can become your friends in the future.

Have you ever tried to go to a party alone, not knowing anyone? If you ever did, then going by yourself to a hackathon will be a piece of cake. Only a few came with a team, and most of you will be a bit shy at the start like for your first day in a new school. Start chatting, ask about their interests, and if they have any idea for a product to build during the hackathon. This is your starting point to find talented people for the next intense hours of work.


Discover Something: Nobody Cares About Your Ego

You might be used to work behind your computer, occasionally interrupted with skype calls. You might no be happy with the noise around you, or want to build the product your way. Everyone wants to build something awesome, and who cares about you showing everything you know.

The motto for hackathons could be “ just do it “. Yes, do what needs to be done, understand that you might work faster or slower than others, and that you will most likely need to go out of your comfort zone, doing stuff that is usually not in your ‘official’ skills set.

  1. .Hexagon Hackathon.

Park720 is aHackathon ’s competition that organized by Hexagon.

This event is a competition with innovative colleagues from 18 contries in Hexagon PPM's division and Hicas is a part ofthis wonderful competititon.

Hicas brings a team of talented, creative, deicated developers with the goal of overcoming challenges and become the winner.

The Hexagon's competition takes placein 2 days ( 15th -16th of September,2020) .


For all the talented members:Elevate your profile! Gain bragging right.




-Melanie Eakes, EVP & CTO_




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