Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Hackathon?

In short: Ideate – prototype – pitch – win prizes.

A hackathon is an event where people of diverse backgrounds attend to “hack” prototypes and concepts to challenges.

 

What language will the hackathon be held in?

The language of the talks and pitches will be English to include as many as possible. How you choose to communicate with each other during mingling and hacking is up to you.

 

Do I have to pitch?

No, it is voluntary to pitch. Usually about 30-50% chooses to pitch at a hackathon.

A hackathon is a good arena to practice pitching, but there is no pressure if you don’t want.

 

Do you accommodate for special dietary requirements?

Send us an email if you have special requirements (hilde.gudvangen@gmail.com).

 

What shall I bring?

If you have a laptop, bring it. If you have VR kit, bring it.

A smart phone can be handy as well.

 

Who owns the right to my ideas/hacks?

You, and your team, owns the right to your ideas.

 

What skills do I need?

The more diverse participants the more fun, so we have no requirements on your skills. If you can visualize how the house you grew up in would look like if it was pink, then you have imagination and then you have what it takes to participate TOH.

Our purpose is to bring together people with many backgrounds and skills. This way we get many synergies and perspectives.

 

What is a prototype?

It is a rough representation of and idea or a concept. It can be a sketch on a napkin that shows some attributed, it can be a workflow on diagram, it can be something physical that you made, it can be an app sketch or a mockup. There is no right or wrong way to prototype. Everything that helps to explain an idea can be considered a prototype.