When I first moved to San Francisco, I had trouble making friends outside of the office. A lot of my best friends today are people that I met at hackathons back when they were also new to the city.
It’s the best idea ever, but if you don’t set aside a weekend to work on it, you may never make the time. A hackathon will help keep you focused on the end goal!
Nobody else will admit to this, but companies that host hackathons serve great food. Expect to be pampered.
If you’re looking for a new job, attending a hackathon could be a great resume booster!
Look at the sponsors of a hackathon ahead of time. If you’re interested in working at one of those companies, it can’t hurt to use their API and chat up their developer evangelist in attendance.
Companies love giving out swag at hackathons! If you’re in need of some new hoodies, fleece blankets, coffee mugs, or pretty much anything else you can think of, you should go to a hackathon.
Who could say no to this?
Maybe you’ve recently started on a business idea but are still looking for a co-founder. Hackathons attract a large range of developers and designers so you’re sure to meet some cool people.
No matter what, remember to have fun!
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