Theme: Festive Season

Status: Hackathon Finished

Start: Dec. 8, 2021, 5 p.m.

End: Dec. 13, 2021, 3 p.m.

Organisation: Code Institute

Happy Holidays Hackathon 2021 #15

Join the Code Institute's Happy Holidays Hackathon!

A Hackathon is a sprint-like event in which teams collaborate intensively on software projects. The goal is to create a functioning project by the end of the event.

Hackathons are a great way to get real-world experience of agile programming and working together in a team, just like you would in a dev role.

  • Work as part of a developer team.
  • Manage the software development life cycle using agile methodologies (e.g. SCRUM, Kanban board, etc.).
  • Use version control in a team setting including Pull Requests, Code Reviews and resolving merge conflicts.
  • The short event simulates a high pressure working environment, delivering projects to tight deadlines.
  • Bolster your portfolio and CV for future employers.
  • Share participation on Social Media.
  • Receive Badges and add them to your LinkedIn profile.

Don't worry if you have limited coding experience, all levels are welcome, from absolute beginner to advanced developers.

Theme: Festive Season 2021

Get creative and have fun!


Please note: All times are in BST(Irish/UK time)

  • Wed, 8th Dec @ 17:00 - 18:00 : Introductory Webinar
    • Connect with your team members, create your Slack group chat, & connect with your Team Facilitator.
    • Connect with your team members, create your Slack group chat, & connect with your Team Facilitator.

  • Thur/Fri, 9th & 10th Dec :
    • Set up your team page in the Hackathon app, project board, workspaces etc.
    • Plan your project, project management and dividing up of tasks.
    • Recommended first deployment on Friday

  • Sat/Sun, 11th & 12th Dec :
    • Each team member dedicates a minimum of 8-10 hours to working in sprints on solo tasks, chatting with, connecting and working together as a team.
    • Continuous deployment

  • Mon, 13th Dec :
    • Final touches to project
    • Update Hackathon App team page (team name, project name, banner, logo, description etc.
    • Final deployment
    • Submit project & add details to team page
    • 3pm sharp - Project Submission Deadline - no further commits or changes to projects

  • Mon, 13th Dec @ 17:00 - 18:30 : Project Presentation Webinar
    • Project Presentations to Judges
    • At least one member per team to join and present.

  • Tue, 14th Dec @ 17:00 - 17:30 : Winners Announcement

Judging Criteria

  1. The project provides a clear and substantial value to the user.

  2. The project uses an original or innovative idea, design or implementation.

  3. The project was well-planned and executed, using GitHub Projects

  4. Has a well structured and completed documentation (README & Wireframes)

  5. The project focus is realistic, and has an overall sense of completeness.