Hackathons can be a great way for businesses to access the creative ideas of their teams. But for teams to ace one of the biggest battles any Computer Science enthusiasts must face, especially a global hackathon where the most brilliant minds come together like Worldwide AI Hackathon, they'll need certain hackathon skills. In this blog post, we'll discuss 4 must-have hackathon skills you'll need in your team.
The first and most important hackathon skill you'll need is problem analysis. A successful hackathon team must be able to identify the problem they're trying to solve, break it down into manageable parts, and develop a plan of attack. This skill is essential for any successful hackathon team.
In addition to problem analysis, creative thinking is also a crucial skill for any hackathon team. Creative thinking involves looking at problems from different perspectives and coming up with unique solutions. This skill is essential for a successful hackathon team because it allows them to come up with out-of-the-box solutions to difficult problems.
Naturally, developing the best answers to specific challenges isone of the key goals of taking part in a hackathon. And if you don't have a thorough understanding of the relevant field or topic, you can't expect to offer pertinent & significant answers for a particular challenge.
Let’s say you’re working on a generative AI concept at Worldwide AI Hackathon
. In order to go on to the next steps, you must first and foremost comprehend the basics of generative AI such as terms, techniques, current applications, benefits, and challenges. Therefore, to participate in hackathons, your team must have at least one individual with domain experience.
Without a good management system, we couldn’t even finish a little project for school or college. It is even more crucial to have someone on your team with the right leadership and management qualities who can enable you to accomplish your end goal when you’re participating in a hackathon. In your team, the project manager is in charge of a variety of duties at every step, including planning, designing, developing, etc. Additionally, a valuable project manager contributes to the growth of a strong team dynamic, risk management, problem-solving, and other critical areas in the hackathon team. Needless to say, project management is one of the most vital hackathon skills you’ll need to look for in a teammate.
What if my team members do not have the needed skills?
It is of course ideal for a team to have a project manager, a creative thinker, a problem analyst, and a domain expert. But it isn’t always the case.
Do not worry! You and your team are not in this alone.
Understanding the frustrations of our contestants, Worldwide AI Hackathon has invited a brilliant line-up of mentors who are software engineers, AI engineers, and data scientists from global companies such as Amazon, Meta, Airbus, Shell, Starbucks, Heineken, and more
. These industry experts will be your constant companion, answer your questions, provide you with the needed materials, give feedback on your project and guide you to success.