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Five Tips for country wide #Hackathon participants #ACApps #gotcode via @intridea

Five Tips for country wide #Hackathon participants #ACApps #gotcode via @intridea

This past weekend I participated in Hack the Midwest , a Kansas City hackathon. The event was a huge success drawing a crowd of around 100 developers. As one of the visiting developer evangelists said, it was a great turnout for a New York hackathon, much less one in the midwest. At the competition I built Qup.tv , a simple service that will send you email alerts when Netflix adds new titles to its streaming catalog. I was lucky enough to win top honors at the event, but this wasn't my first rodeo. With three Rails Rumbles, two Node Knockouts, and a Startup Weekend under my belt I'm beginning to get a sense of what works and what doesn't. So here's my list of things to keep in mind when competing in a hackathon: 1. Have a Layered Strategy You will never accomplish everything you set out to complete at a hackathon. Something at some point will take ten times longer than it ...

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