What, Why and How
- "What the Hack" is a challenge based hackathon format
- Challenges describe high-level tasks and goals to be accomplished
- Challenges are not step-by-step labs
- Attendees work in teams of 3 to 5 people to solve the challenges
- Attendees "learn from" and "share with" each other
- By having to "figure it out", attendee knowledge retention is greater
- Proctors provide guidance, but not answers to the teams
- Emcees provide lectures & demos to setup challenges & review solutions
- What the Hack can be hosted in-person or virtually via MS Teams
How to Add Your Hack
We welcome all new hacks! The process for doing this is:
- Fork this repo into your own github account
- Create a new branch for your work
- Add a new top level folder using the next number in sequence, eg:
- Within this folder, create two folders, each with two folders with in that looks like this:
- The content of each folder should be:
- Student/Guides: The Student's Guide
- Student/Resources: Any template or "starter" files that students may need in challenges
- Host/Guides: The Proctor's Guide lives here as well as any Lecture slide decks
- Host/Solutions: Specific files that the proctors might need that have solutions in them.
- Once your branch and repo have all your content and it formatted correctly, follow the instructions on this page to submit a pull request back to the main repository:
This repository is licensed under MIT license. More info can be found here.
We welcome contributions and suggestions. More info can be found here.