Finding a team to work with can be difficult in an online hackathon setting. The Devpost platform provides two tools to help participants connect: the Participants tab and Discussion Forums. Additionally, you may want to set up and moderate a competition-specific Slack channel.
Slack and Discord
Slack and Discord are not Devpost tools, but are free services you can sign up for and use during the competition. As a channel admin, you can get an invitation link and post it on your hackathon page. This will allow participants to join. Keep an eye on your Slack or Discord channel. It’s a great way to stay in touch with your participants!
If participants would rather start a conversation about their ideas and get others to come to them, they may consider starting a thread on the competition Discussion Board. Participants don’t need to do a full reveal, but they should be sure to say enough about what they’d like to do / what they need to get potential teammates excited.
Using the competition Participants tab, registrants can:
- Look for teammates by introducing themselves to the community. Mention any ideas they have and what kind of teammates they’re looking for.