Organizing Hackathons with Devfolio
Devfolio provides an end-to-end hackathon platform to help organizers host great hackathons by focusing on what matters most, i.e. hacker experience while Devfolio takes care of all the heavy lifting.
The platform is the result of a need for intuitive tools to manage large-scale hackathons like , and (5 editions so far) handcrafted and organized by the Devfolio team. This, coupled with the lack of availability of a unified and seamless platform to manage hackathons, is the motivation behind unique features such as ‘Apply with a click’ and hacker RSVP management.
Devfolio makes organizing hackathons a breeze.
Organizing hackathons can get stressful pretty soon with organizers needing to juggle multiple tools and platforms apart from running logistics on the ground to bring it all together seamlessly for their attendees. Devfolio replaces multiple tools/platforms which organizers would need to use otherwise - Google Forms/Typeforms for applications, Mailchimp for sending emails and GitHub/Devpost for project submissions.
Easily accept applications from your hackathon website, gather essential information from hackers and get projects submitted on a publicly shareable link. Devfolio also allows you to leverage our vibrant, hacker community. Get up to double the number of applications through the platform itself, from hackers who’re always on the lookout for new hackathons to participate in!
Analyze and track application metrics, review profiles and send hackathon invitations with ease using Devfolio’s powerful organizer dashboard. The dashboard is packed with nifty features that organizers need like email announcements and logistics management.
Organizers also get access to the Devfolio hackathon organizer playbook with advice on how to make the best use of the platform, along with insider tips and tricks by the Devfolio team, to host a memorable hackathon.
For University Students:
We’re particularly interested in empowering student developers in India by enabling them to build engaged communities, at scale. We are happy to provide the platform at no cost to university organizers to help grow the hacker culture in universities. Devfolio brings with it the best names in the industry who not only offer mentorship and support to the hackers but exciting API prizes to incentivise them to build on cutting edge technology.
Student organizers also get access to 1-on-1 office hours with the Devfolio community team and peer learning sessions with past hackathon organizers for help with any queries about the process of hosting a great hackathon. We also ship out our popular Devfolio branded T-shirts and stickers for your hackers who’d love to get their hands on them!
As a business, organizing hackathons can be an effective way to put the word out about your product in the developer community, collect feedback and grow your team.
On hosting a hackathon on Devfolio, businesses get priority support, help with profile review and outreach. You don’t need to have a hackathon website to start accepting applications with Devfolio. With a dedicated Devfolio hosted subdomain, you can get up and running within no time.
Interested in using Devfolio for your next hackathon? Drop an email to community@devfolio to get started, and we’ll get back to you at the speed of light!