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The Most Important Part of Your Hackathon? Your Sponsors. (tessrinearson.com)
31 points by Terpaholic 1423 days ago | hide | past | web | 9 comments | favorite

"Your Sponsors who give away the coolest prizes". Primary motivation for most hackers to spend this weekend at a hackathon I know is to win the prize money/gadgets.

I agree with martinoma, I was just at a hackathon this past weekend, and everyone signed up to have fun rather than compete for prize money/gadgets. We didn't know about the prizes until the winners were announced, nonetheless about 40-50 people showed up, and the prizes ended up being pretty cool gadgets, of which included 3 rasberry pi's. The theme of the hackathon was "Interacting with the real world." So we had to fiddle around more with hardware and less with the software. It was my first hackathon and I really enjoyed it, looking forward to attending many more in the future, primarily to have fun and meet people with similar interests.

That's awesome! Make sure to keep an eye on [PennApps](http://2013f.pennapps.com) that's happening September 6th.

I disagree. At a competition like PennApps or Disrupt, your odds of winning anything are really small. Most people I know know this, and just go to have a good time.

All about building something that you think is cool!

Let me know if you'd like TokBox at your next hackathon. song at tokbox


Tokbox has the coolest swag. Save me one of those glowing bracelets Song ;) Yuri

Tokbox is a great sponsor. Always add value to a hackathon!

Why is this suddenly sliding off the front page?

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