The Essentials tab is designed to collect the most basic information about your hackathon. This page provides tips and best practices for filling out the Essentials tab.
Try to be specific and informative when choosing your hackathon title. “Apps Against Abuse” is an example of an aptly named.
Choose a URL that includes some part of your hackathon name so that it is easy for people to remember. For example, the Patient Engagement App Challenge URL was http://patientengagement.challengepost.com.
All hackathons are set to (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time by default. However, if you’d like to use your local time zone, you can set that up here.
Good taglines include the name of the organization/group hosting the hackathon, what the hackathon is, and what people should submit. An example of a good tagline is: Transform the clinical trial experience for patients — submit apps that educate, engage, and empower participants enrolled in clinical studies.
Participants will have questions for you about your hackathon. We recommend including an email address that will be connected to a homepage button "Email the hackathon manager." The address will be publicly visible to users who click that link.
You’ll also be able to customize the look and feel of your hackathon site on this page. Using the help text for each section as a guide, you’ll be able to:
Once you have filled out the Essentials section, continue on to the Homepage tab.