How do student hackathons enhance study skills?

Study International | June 04, 2019

Alternatively known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest, university hackathons are gaining notoriety across the student world.Usually a day-long event, student software programmers, tech developers, graphic designers and more come together to build and design something innovative and inspiring. Despite the negative terms associated with ‘hacking’, a hackathon refers to building something new together.The best part about it is that you don’t necessarily need expert programming experience; supportive mentors are often on-hand to assist with any queries or problems participants face throughout the day! During your hackathon experience, you’ll get to talk to attendees and look for teammates.A core character-building exercise, you’ll emerge from your comfort zone and build your confidence and communication skills. In some tasks, you may even have to take the lead and guide your team to victory. Putting your practical skills into practice, hackathons open up an experimentation space for innovators to take centre stage. From new eco-solutions to visionary prototypes, you’ll be able to test out your designs and receive plenty of feedback about the idea.

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