Last year I was pretty bitter about the hackathon. This year, I think the event will be better. Andrew Barnes and Brad Tilton are running this event. As I understand it these are the details;

First lets go over what you'll get out of this.

  • You will learn how to build whatever it is you're building. So if you want to try out the new now-experience, here's your time to shine.
  • You will likely form a team and make better bonds with those on it.
  • You might win one the five categories, if you do you'll get $500 USD, or $5,000 USD for your team.
  • ServiceNow may feature your work in some content sent out to people who want that kind of stuff.

Now let's go over the specifics.

Questions Answers
How big can the teams be? 1-8 people.
When does it start? May 1st.
When does it end? May 3rd.
How many teams will be named winners? 5
What criteria will things be judged by?
  • Utility
  • User Experience
  • Innovation
  • Technical Difficulty

Last year I wrote up a detailed blog about winning hackathons and reviewed all the past hackathons I could find (2013-2018).

May the odds be ever in your favor.

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