Back to all updates

9 months ago

Did you know?! Fun Hack Fact Friday tip from your fellow dev

Did you know?!

Harry Banda took home the first place prize from the first series of the Facebook Hackathons: AR for his project Rabbit Coder.  Here is a hackathon tip from his experience to help you along the way:

One tip I can give for online hackathons is that you need to take your time to read the rules and the information provided in the resources. Unlike the 24-hour and 48-hour hackathons, online hackathons give you more time to build a better project, so make sure you use that time to think carefully about how you can make your idea even better. My submission to the Facebook AR hackathon was initially just a simple game to move the character left, right and forward, but I improved it by making it more of an educational game. I achieved this integrating programming concepts such as loops and boolean logic into the game design. 

Apart from winning awesome prizes, online hackathons have helped me improve my programming skills, learn new competencies, and discover the latest technologies being used in the software development industry today. I had no idea about Spark AR Studio and its possibilities before taking part in the Facebook Online Hackathon on Devpost. Learning new tools and taking part in a global hackathon can be intimidating, but you just have to understand the basics of the tools and resources you need to use and take your time to think of a good idea.

Do you have a tip you’d like to share with your fellow devs?  Be sure to share it in the Hackathon Facebook Group, we know they’ll appreciate it!

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.