Hack GNV: Virtual Hackathon

Hack GNV: Virtual Hackathon

20jun(jun 20)10:00 am21(jun 21)4:00 pmHack GNV: Virtual HackathonJoin the entrepreneurial community of Gainesville for a 2-day virtual hackathon, creating tools to benefit a local non-profit.

Event Details

We welcome all designers, developers, testers, project managers, business analysts – or anyone with an interest in helping to build a digital product.

We will be using Slack and Zoom as our collaboration tools to manage the projects in the hackathon. At your earliest convenience, join our Slack by using the following link:


Once you have joined, please join the #hackathon channel and introduce yourself. If you are interested in being a team lead, please join the private channel #team-leads. Each team lead will be assigned to a project.

The event will begin with introductions, followed by announcing Team Leads then the formation of teams. Team Leads will be assigned as the Project Manager for a team and will be responsible for providing updates to the Organizers throughout the event as well as submitting the Final Requirements. Team Leads will be announced prior to the formation of Teams.

Once Team Leads have been announced, participants will have one hour to form or join a team. Teams require a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 5. Exceptions can be made based on event attendance.

Once Teams have been formed, Team Leads will be assigned. Teams are encouraged to use Slack and Zoom to collaborate, but can use whatever collaboration tools work best for the team.

After Team Leads are assigned, Organizers will announce the non-profit for which the hackathon is benefiting and the details on the project requirements. Teams will then be free to work until 4PM ET on Sunday, June 21st, at which point the Final Requirements must be submitted to the Organizers.

All projects will be reviewed by the Organizers and representatives from the benefited non-profit to determine a winner, which will be announced on Thursday, June 25th at 6:00pm ET.

Final Requirements

1. GitHub Repo that contains the project.

2. Explainer Video

3. Demonstrable Example

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can I attend this event if I am part of a pre-existing team?

A. Yes. Teams can be pre-existing with a maximum of 4 team members. Pre-existing teams may be assigned additional team members if required by attendance.

Q. How will a winner be determined?

A. The non-profit has the final say in which project wins. This will be determined by whether or not the project met the defined acceptance criteria, all Final Requirements have been submitted, and the degree of creativity which was involved in completing the project.

Register here!


20 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 21 (Sunday) 4:00 pm EST(GMT-04:00)


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