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HackconEU: Hackathons are for Hackers

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This presentation was given as keynote at MLH's HackconEU 2015. It covers the need to run quality events for hackathon attendees that ensure a healthy and respectful environment.

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HackconEU: Hackathons are for Hackers

  1. 1. Tim Messerschmidt Head of Developer Relations, International Braintree @Braintree_Dev / @SeraAndroid Hackcon EU Hackathons are for Hackers #HackconEU
  2. 2. Developer Relations in a Nutshell
  3. 3. 500,102km across 27 countries
  4. 4. @Braintree_Dev / @SeraAndroid#HackconEU + Braintree since 2013
  5. 5. @Braintree_Dev / @SeraAndroid#HackconEU Where do Hackathons come from? Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackathon
  6. 6. @Braintree_Dev / @SeraAndroid#HackconEU What’s The Purpose For Attendees?
  7. 7. @Braintree_Dev / @SeraAndroid#HackconEU The Purpose For Organisations: Internal vs External Hackathons
  8. 8. @Braintree_Dev / @SeraAndroid#HackconEU 2 initiatives from PayPal: Lab Rats & CharityHack
  9. 9. Source: Picture by Martin Cunningham http://flic.kr/p/8CceuS
  10. 10. Source: Picture by Martin Cunningham http://flic.kr/p/e196or
  11. 11. CharityHack crowd during presentations 2012
  12. 12. CharityHack Energy Bar 2012
  13. 13. Hackeroni - a PayPal internal hackathon in Richmond
  14. 14. Lab Rats - PayPal’s innovation contest in San Jose
  15. 15. Lab Rats Trophies 2012
  16. 16. @Braintree_Dev / @SeraAndroid#HackconEU How not to run Hackathons
  17. 17. @Braintree_Dev / @SeraAndroid#HackconEU What makes a Good hackathon?
  18. 18. @Braintree_Dev / @SeraAndroid#HackconEU Drinks, Food and Snacks! @Braintree_Dev / @SeraAndroid
  19. 19. @Braintree_Dev / @SeraAndroid#HackconEU Event Managers: The Polish we didn’t know
  20. 20. @Braintree_Dev / @SeraAndroid#HackconEU Encourage a healthy environment
  21. 21. @Braintree_Dev / @SeraAndroid#HackconEU Enforce a respectful environment
  22. 22. @Braintree_Dev / @SeraAndroid#HackconEU Working with Partners / Sponsors
  23. 23. @Braintree_Dev / @SeraAndroid#HackconEU Equipment that makes presenters shine! @Braintree_Dev / @SeraAndroid
  24. 24. @Braintree_Dev / @SeraAndroid#HackconEU Rehearsals
  25. 25. @Braintree_Dev / @SeraAndroid#HackconEU Demo Time
  26. 26. @Braintree_Dev / @SeraAndroid#HackconEU Watch your tone and don’t be too negative
  27. 27. @Braintree_Dev / @SeraAndroid#HackconEU Celebrate Success and a great time
  28. 28. Giving away Prizes
  29. 29. @Braintree_Dev / @SeraAndroid#HackconEU Treat everybody like a winner @Braintree_Dev / @SeraAndroid
  30. 30. @Braintree_Dev / @SeraAndroid#HackconEU Give away some actual prizes…
  31. 31. @Braintree_Dev / @SeraAndroid The Hack Code of Conduct: hackcodeofconduct.org The Hack Day Manifesto: hackdaymanifesto.com Useful Resources
  32. 32. @SeraAndroid tim@getbraintree.com slideshare.com/paypal braintreepayments.com/developers Thank you

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