How To Ace Your Hackathon Presentation

Hackathon participants have it hard. You sweat for 3 days on end, and then have to present your project in 3 minutes. Under this type of stress, it can be hard to structure a persuasive and concise presentation for the judges. Remember to first set the scene by briefly discussing why your tool needs to be built. Explain the problem that will be solved through your product. Next step is to begin your demo. You should present only the most impressive aspects of the project within the time allotted. Skip mundane flows, and make sure your demo achieves your original goal. Sum up the app with a brief description of it’s future ambition or potential. As many are submitted online, the online presentation should match the progression and simplicity of an in-person demo. Use easy-to-follow screenshots and video displays whenever applicable. Follow these simple steps to ensure your presentation represents your work in the best way possible.

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How To Present A Successful Hackathon Demo

Bill Doerrfeld I am a consultant that specializes in API economy research & content creation for developer-centric programs. I study Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and related tech and develop content [eBooks, blogs, whitepapers, graphic design] paired with high-impact publishing strategies. I live and work in Seattle, and spend most of my time as Editor in Chief for Nordic APIs, a blog and knowledge center for API providers. For a time I was a Directory Manager & Associate Editor at ProgrammableWeb, and still add new APIs to the directory every now and then. Drop me a line at bill@doerrfeld.io. Let's connect on Twitter at @DoerrfeldBill, or follow me on LinkedIn.

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