Let us touch upon some work our very own Fausto did some time ago. Before organising HACKTRAVEL UMBRIA for Travel Appeal, Fausto took part in H-ACK WINE, an event organised by H-FARM to revolutionise three big Italian brands in the wine industry: Cantine Ferrari, Vinitaly, Allegrini Estates.
Fausto and his team were awarded by Cantine Ferrari for their work which, out of all the teams taking part, best met the requirements laid out in the brief. At the end of H-ACK WINE, the Master of Business Communication’s blog (from the University of Siena) published 8 tips to win a hackathon, written by the winners themselves.
We have reworked these tips, in the hope that they can be of use to you for HACKTRAVEL UMBRIA! Sorry, what’s that? You haven’t signed up to the hackathon yet? You’d better get your skates on!
- Don’t be ashamed when putting together your team. Having a good team is crucial for the final result. Negotiate, negotiate, negotiate!
- While working on point 1, find a space for you and your group. Spaces at hackathons are pretty crowded during the event and having an acceptable space is important.
- If you want to create your own team rather than join in with another, make sure have clear ideas about the brief you want to follow when you arrive at the hackathon: the developer you need wants to know the brief before he or she says yes.
- Identify the leader of your team immediately. Of course, theoretically, you don’t have to choose a leader. But it helps avoid ambiguity and if there is somebody who seems to have the right skills, support him or her: the businesses and mentors will want to know the spokesperson for the group and, what is more, having someone in charge helps you to make decisions more quickly.
- Bring a sleeping bag. I (Fausto, NDR) certainly had no intention of sleeping, but at 5am the tiredness really kicks in and it’s best to avoid being that guy who slept on a bench and fell off during his sleep.
- Take part in a H-ACK, whatever the cost.
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See you in Perugia!