The Why and How of Running University Hackathons

STEAM Week | Coding Day | Session 1 of 2

Hackathons can inspire innovation, create a sense of community and teach computer science skills, helping build up the next generation of technology leaders and entrepreneurs. Jon Gottfried, co-founder of Major League Hacking, will discuss the ins and outs of running hackathons in higher ed. Major League Hacking is a global student hacker community and has supported thousands of hackathons, technical workshops and recruiting events for hundreds of thousands of students around the world. This session will share everything from logistical considerations and student engagement to pedagogical concerns and long-term strategy.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the strategic value of hackathons for education
  • Learn about key hackathon logistics such as finding a space, recruiting students, technology considerations and more

Win a $1,000 Grant!
We're giving away two $1,000 grants to attendees who register and participate in our STEAM Week Twitter chat! To participate in the giveaway, attend one session and put out at least one tweet using the hashtag #STEAMweek2019 during the event dates of November 12 & 14, 2019. Winners will be chosen at random.


Session 1: 9:00 - 9:50 AM PT
The Why and How of Running University Hackathons

Twitter Chat: 9:50 - 10:00AM PT
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Session 2: 10:00 - 10:50 AM PT
Inspiring Digital Learners and Leaders

Coding Editorial Led Twitter Chat: 10:50 - 11:30AM PT
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