At Hack24, you finish off your hack by making a short video about it and sharing that video with the world.
In Hack24 events we've seen our hackers do amazing things with their video submission, so we want to reward that creativity.
As a bonus on top of all of the amazing Challenges at Hack24, Tech Nottingham is giving away a pair of Slack Socks and a £25 Amazon voucher to each team member for best hack video of Hack24 2017!
Why we do Video Submissions
You've spent 24 hours hacking, creating, having fun, drinking coffee (other beverages are available), and then we ask you to make a video to present your hack to the judges. Why?!
We asked some hackathon regulars about the pros and cons of making a video to present a hack or standing up and talking in front of the judges, and just under half said they found the idea of having to speak in front of a crowd of people unpleasant, and some said they would worry, and some even said it would put them off attending a hack event altogether.
It's about our values
Some hack events are geared towards the idea of being able to pitch to angel investors or launch a startup, but everything we do at Hack24 is about four things:
Hack24 is about getting back to what we all love about building software and making new things, and having fun with our friends and meeting new people in the process. Putting people in a position of where they have to stand and present in front of a large crowd of people just doesn't fit with those aims. So at Hack24, once you've finished hacking at midday on Sunday 19, you'll have two hours to create a video of your hack that will help the judges with their.... judging.
Prefer presenting on stage?
For those who prefer to just stand up and present their hack, we will have a camera and projector set up to allow them to present their hack in the way they feel comfortable and film it.
We had some great video submissions last year, here are a couple of our faves: