As the largest and most influential organization for young entrepreneurship worldwide, Junior Achievement (JA) organizes a yearly european conference for their alumni network in the region. This year partnering with the leading community engagement platform, Hivebrite, to host a mini-hackathon for the participants of the conference. The goal was to together innovate in how large (mostly online) communities can reach their full potential in today's digital world. The mini-hackathon was to be held as a morning session on one of the 4 days of the conference, giving both real insights that Hivebrite brings directly into their product development, but also an introduction to hackathon as a method to all the participants of the conference.
Outside Minds was responsible for the entire activity from start to end. As neither organizing party or many of the participants had experience with hackathons we focused our process on step-by-step instructions making sure no one was left behind. The activity was also customized to fit the short timeslot of 75 min and to maximize both insightful results, learning of the method and fun.
The participants later rated the activity 8.7 out of 10 points on average and the results were handed over to the partner Hivebrite for further development.