A new week-long tech event that culminates in a 48-hour community hackathon will substitute for BarCamp Nashville this October.
Nash Hack Weekathon will be held October 13-21, 2018. It’s a new event created by the organizing team behind BarCamp Nashville.
Since 2007, BarCamp Nashville has been an important part of Nashville’s tech ecosystem. This new event is designed to be a new, fresh way to connect to the grassroots tech community in Middle Tennessee. Although BCN will be in hiatus this year, Nash Hack Weekathon offers an opportunity for developers, designers, product managers, and marketers, to stretch their current skills or try out something new.
“We’re excited to launch this new event that has very similar objectives to BarCamp – to connect everyone within the grassroots tech community and bring us together,” said Jesse Page, Nash Hack Weekathon planning team chair. “We’re expecting teams to consist of participants from various disciplines in tech, so we’re excited to see what teams pitch and create during this weeklong event.”
The event will begin with a pitch competition, resulting in the selection of several featured teams. During the weekday evenings leading up to the hackathon, these teams will receive consultation from experts in the local tech community and meetup groups, with topics ranging from user feedback, UI/UX design, Agile planning, and more to improve their project ideas. At the end of the week, the 48-hour hackathon will kick off; featured teams will pitch their updated project ideas, recruit team members, and start building. At the end of the hackathon, the featured teams will present their projects for prizes.
For those who are not a part of a featured team, there are still plenty of ways to participate in the event. The weeknight meetups are open to anyone interested in learning more about the designated topic. Additionally, all are welcome to create their own teams to participate in the hackathon, or simply come and work on a project of their own. Everyone is invited to demo their work in a science-fair style event at the conclusion of the hackathon.
Learn more about Nash Hack Weekathon at nashhackweekathon.org or ping one of the organizers in the #hackathons channel on NashDev Slack. Sign on to help by emailing volunteer at nashhackweekathon.org.
Nash Hack Weekathon is organized by volunteers, led by planning team chair Jesse Page, VR developer and sound designer at BlackBox Realities, and is backed by TechFed Nashville.