Our time is a precious commodity, so it makes sense that we want to use it wisely. We make decisions every day on how to utilize our time effectively and make our day productive. Anyone who has ever participated in a hackathon can vouch for the fact that they are one of the best ways to achieve many goals at once – from upskilling to networking to creating new ideas and solutions; you enter into them and exit after some 42 hours with amazing new experiences and a stronger portfolio.
Here is a list of the top benefits of hackathon participation, which I am sure, will put hackathons on your radar.
Learn new technical skills and polish your soft skills
A hackathon provides a great environment to experiment with tools and technologies that you would otherwise not have access to.
Webinars, workshops and mentors are always at hand to help you brush up on technical as well as soft skills such as collaboration, presentation and communication, etc.
Contribute to a new product
If your team is successful, the technology you build together may be used by a company.
Not only is that very cool and exciting that your idea is making it big in the real world, but it’s also another impressive detail to add to your resume or share during an interview.
Add impressive experience to your CV
A hackathon gives you the opportunity by allowing you to be creative, shake things up and challenge yourself to build a fully-functioning product / service solution in less than 48 hours.
Hackathons are a fantastic mixture of people with diverse backgrounds and a common passion.
They are not just an event. They are a new mindset of solving a problem by focusing on what matters. Working together towards a common goal. Proving a point by getting stuff done. Having the possibility of breaking boundaries by experimenting with technology is always an exciting opportunity, no matter whether you win or not.
TH.0 hosts a wide variety of exciting hackathons. Check out more hackathons scheduled for the year here.