DragonHack, the first Slovenian student hackathon, is an annual event which will take place on the 19th and 20st of May at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science in Ljubljana. The idea is to connect brilliant and innovative people with great ideas to create awesome software and hardware solutions. It stimulates critical thinking, and involves creating innovative solutions to practical problems.
A student hackathon is a competition where students, with the help of professors and mentors, collaborate and compete in creating and implementing innovative software and hardware ideas, with the goal of learning and having fun.
DragonHack will be held at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
The Faculty of Computer and Information Science is the leading teaching and research institution in the field of computer science in Slovenia, and despite its comparatively short history, it has a number of active research groups as well as a lengthy roster of alumni, some of whom have achieved distinction in various fields of computer science in Slovenia and abroad.
A few instructions regarding presentations.
The name of your team has to be written on a piece of paper which must be placed in a visible place (on the table, a wall behind your table, etc.) so that the mentors and organizers can see it. You need to list the challenges you are participating in until Saturday at 20.00.
Idea pitch: Saturday, 9:00 - 10:00 p.m.
The first presentation of your project will be on Saturday evening when mentors will go around the teams. Shortly pitch your ideas and discuss implementation, it should not be longer than 2 minutes.
Every team must pick a captain/leader of the team who must attend Sunday team leader meeting that will be held in P21 at 10 am. In that meeting, we'll explain how to make a submission and all other details regarding presentations. We'll publish submission form Sunday in the morning and you'll have time by 12.00 to submit the name of the hack, short description, team members and most importantly - which categories you want to compete in.
Presentation preparation and Sunday Lunch
We will publish a list of teams that will first go to presentation preparation (12.00 in P1) and list of teams that goes to lunch, at 13.00 teams that had done preparation go to lunch and teams that were on lunch go to presentation preparation in P1.
Final presentation: Sunday, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
For your final presentation you must prepare a 2 minute long pitch about your idea, the work youâve done on your project, the technologies you used, etc. Your presentation should be strictly technical (not bussines!) and we do not approve PowerPoint presentations. You can use a (preferably live) demo or you can live stream the activity of your project. Simply put, just be creative and make it fun! :)
After you pitch for 2 minutes, one of the judges will ask you a question about your project.
If you have any further questions, you can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or find one of the organizers at the event. We're always happy to help.