A hackathon is a social coding event that brings software engineers and other tech enthusiasts together to collaborate on creative projects.
Should you attend a hackathon? Here are the top 3 reasons why attending one could be the next best step in your exciting tech career, even if you’re a beginner that’s never participated in a hackathon before.
1. Grow your network
Incredible networking opportunities, meet Founders/CEOs and CTOs of various companies. An excellent opportunity to show off your skills and exchange ideas. Make new friends in person who share the same passion and who could help you build a new mobile app or system.
2. Learn new skills
You become knowledgeable about the current global technology trends and recent advancements in the field. You can discover new career opportunities that can maximize your creativity, coding, and problem-solving skills. The perfect place to show off all your skills without people judging you, as everyone is always open to new and unique ideas.
Apart from free t-shirts and swags, any hackathon participant has the opportunity to launch an exciting new startup and win amazing prizes. Some companies may even offer you a job or an internship.
Hackathons are a great place to learn. It provides excellent exposure for beginners and it benefits the participants (and sponsors) with on-site networking to help your ideas reach the next level. Do not hesitate to join one because you have a limiting belief that you are not good enough or you feel like you don’t have adequate experience. We assure you that at the end of the hackathon, everyone is a WINNER.
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