A collection of resources that may be useful for hackathon organizers
Several judges, sponsors, mentors, and even hackers may be unfamiliar with your preferred communication platform. A quick run down about how to use it effectively for the weekend can go a long way in retaining hacker engagement.
Getting hackers to submit to Devpost early is crucial towards preparing for the judging phase. Encouraging hackers to submit even just a placeholder submission so you can get a headcount can be dismissive if they're a first time hacker and don't have anything to reference. A submission like this can be shared with hackers to elucidate confusion.
streamline the process of giving judges table assignments by challenge category, prize, etc. Clone this repo, drop in your exported Devpost data, host on GitHub pages and just share the link with your judges! Here's a live example.
Hosted here. Given the anticipated number of teams, judges, times each project should be viewed, and the alotted time for the judging phase, this site divides judges across table numbers corresponding to project submissions with an inidcation of how much time they can spend per project.