Once you have created a hackathon, you’re ready to add essential details. Be sure you’re in Edit mode to alter the details of your hackathon.
- Registration questions
- Submission period
- Hackathon Description
- Project Requirements
- Max Team Size
- Additional Details
- Community Chat
Hackathon creators can add registration questions associated with a hackathon. To do so, Edit mode must be enabled and the + REGISTRATION QUESTION option under the Image area will appear. There are two options for responses: Dropdown (single select) or Dropdown (multi-select) — users will be prompted to respond to the questions when clicking Register on the hackathon page.
Responses to registration questions can be found in the Download status by user report under Hackathon metrics.
Click Deadline and edit the Submission period and Time zone of your hackathon. Optionally, you can also notify registrants via email when submissions open and when submissions close by toggling on/off — by default, registrants will be reminded 24 hours prior to when submissions open and 2 hours prior when the submission deadline will be reached.
Click the text box to add a description of your hackathon. Headers and copy are pre-populated to help guide you as to what to communicate with your participants.
This area will indicate what you’re requiring participants to submit along with their project. For example, if you are asking participants to submit a working application, you may want to select prototype.
Max Team Size
If necessary, hackathon creators can limit the number of team members on each project by editing the project requirements and setting a MAX TEAM SIZE.
Ranked: Group ranked awards together (e.g. 1st, 2nd, 3rd place) and add prizes of varying values.
Unranked awards: Add unranked awards when you’re awarding equivalent prizes.
To include supplemental information to help your participants during the hackathon, click Additional Details and you’ll be redirected to a page that allows you to add resources, workshop details, or other hackathon details.
You can also remove pre-populated headers or edit them as you see fit.
The hackathon schedule is automatically populated with the date and time of when your Submissions open and when the Submissions deadline is reached. You can add other events that occur during the hackathon by clicking EVENT. If there is a virtual conference link or an in-person location associated with the event, be sure to add those details in the Event link and Location fields.
If your hackathon is using a chat app like Slack, Discord, or Teams you can add the invitation link to the Community chat field that will be displayed as Join chat to registered participants.
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