Hackathons for Civic Innovators
What is a Hackathon?
Hackathons have evolved over the years to include participants with a variety of skillsets responding to a variety of challenges with assistance from mentors who coach participants towards the development of a final product or idea before it is presented to a panel of judges. At its core, a hackathon is a discovery tool that can help to engage new talent, uncover new ideas, and accelerate new solutions for your agency or organization.
Benefits of a Hackathon
Hackathons offer innovative ways to strengthen teamwork, raise productivity, and engage the community. They have been embraced by universities, venture capitalists, government agencies and corporate businesses because they present a unique opportunity to develop prototypes and foster the creation of new ideas.