How to Run a Hackathon


How do you spark open data fever in your community? Are you interested in hosting a hackathon but don’t know where to start? Socrata’s own Developer Evangelist Chris Metcalf shares his recommendations, based upon having attended, co-hosted, and judged the results of many hackathons.

This guide includes tips on:

  • Picking a date and location
  • Building a web presence and marketing your event
  • Setting your rules and judging
  • Setup and logistics
  • Post-event follow up
  • ...and more

Hackathons are a great way to spark change and find innovative solutions using government data. Download the guide to get started engaging your community.

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