Why are we doing this?
We think that participants in the event will enjoy the chance to meet new people, share their wild ideas and have an opportunity to impact the OSU community in a positive, innovative way. From OSU’s perspective, this is a chance to foster innovation and collaboration, create and strengthen cross-organizational relationships and have fun.
I DON'T KNOW WHAT I SHOULD DO!
The hackathon enables you to work on projects that you wouldn't normally get to work on. Projects should be close to you, but could affect many people at OSU. Still struggling to find the perfect project for your team? Here are some additional ideas to get you started:
New data integration (Salesforce, CORE, Banner, Digital Measures, etc)
mobile theme for a desktop-only website
Proposal for updated campus process/workflow
Re-architect an aging system (on paper!)
Create a new website
build something using virtualization
build something (or hack together a new API) using developer.oregonstate.edu
Create training/documentation for something that sorely needs it
I’M INTERESTED. NOW WHAT?
Save the date! Talk to your supervisor about the event and get their permission to participate. Start planning your efforts. Brainstorm ideas. Talk to others and form a team.
Work with people you don’t usually work with. Build something. Solve a problem. Share it with the room. It’s a lot of work, but also a lot of fun.
You must be employed at Oregon State University. Student employees are eligible, but we ask that every team has at least one full-time employee. You are responsible for securing permission to attend from your supervisor.
Cheer on and support your team members and the other teams. Everyone is here to do something awesome. While not everything created today may be something you’ll ever use, everyone is working to improve OSU. We all rock.
WORK WITH OTHERS
A hackathon is all about creative collaboration. Work with your team of 3-6 to bring your big idea to life.
START AT THE SAME TIME AS EVERYONE ELSE
Everyone will start working on their projects at the hackathon when we announce it’s time to begin. However, it’s a good idea to have an idea for your project and have already thought about how you want to carry it out. Your team can meet and discuss the project before the hackathon, but the actual work needs to wait until we give the go-ahead.
KEEP YOUR PRESENTATION SHORT
At the end of the day, each team will present what they’ve worked on to the panel of judges and the rest of the teams. These presentations are meant to be quick, so keep yours to five minutes or less. Presentations that go over may be cut off.
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF
This is an all day event that could get pretty intense. Make sure you stay hydrated, take breaks as needed, remember to eat and generally take care of yourself.
IMPROVE OUR UNIVERSITY
Whether it’s something that will affect just a small group, or something that touches everyone who works and studies here, the projects in this hackathon are intended to improve some aspect of being at OSU. All submissions remain the intellectual property of the university.
ACT WITH INTEGRITY
Only use content and code you have the right to use. Avoid harmful code of any sort.