Lightning talk (5 minutes)

Internal company hackathons can be incredibly valuable. They're growing in popularity and for some great reasons.

If your organization hasn't run internal hackathons before, getting started can be a challenge. How do you explain to Product, or VP R&D, that you're about to spend at least a day working on anything but their features & bug fixes? What can you do to make sure that the teams start the day motivated and ready to work on worthwhile & interesting projects? How do you structure the day in a way that'll be fun & memorable, but still give people a chance to build something they're proud to demo?

We'll talk about what I've learned running hackathons for different organizations. I'll share my successes, my failures & everything you need to know to run your first company hackathon.

Daniel Korn