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Traditional hackathon vs corporate hackathon

Traditional hackathon vs corporate hackathon

We have all heard about traditional hackathons where students gather for a few days. They work day and night on a project. Some of them sleep right at their desks to not lose any time. The project is usually something that requires a lot of out-of-the-box thinking and the use of new technologies. After working for several days teams present their results and several hours later winners are announced. How can this type of hackathon be run in a corporation? The answer is simple: it cannot. Employees have other responsibilities and cannot stay in the office for days. Small prizes...Read More
8 Training Management Tips for Beginners

8 Training Management Tips for Beginners

Set Goal for the Training Your and other stakeholders’ expectations should be clear from the start. Nobody should get disappointed because of a misunderstanding. Write a list of goals with detailed descriptions. Communicate the list before organizing the event. Get enough support to move forward.Do not skip this step. Any successful training event can still be considered a failure if the stakeholders had different expectations. Set Budget Depending on the event the budget can include hotel staying, professional instructors, or just a few hamburgers with pop. Get an estimate for the budget. Do not assume that if your event is...Read More
How To Measure The Effectiveness Of Training

How To Measure The Effectiveness Of Training

Purpose of the training Before evaluating the effectiveness of a training look at why you want to run the training. Define the objective. You will use it later to see how much was achieved. The goal should be specific. Follow SMART model: SpecificMeasurableAchievableRelevantTime-Bound Clearly communicate the goal to the instructor before the training. It is done to align the objectives and give the instructor time to adjust the training. He or she might also come back with more questions to further modify the training or combine it with other training sessions.After you set the goal let’s proceed to evaluating the...Read More
How to improve your presentation skills

How to improve your presentation skills

Know your audience Before we organize any hackathon, we have a thorough discussion with the client to learn about the audience. We ask lots of questions including: ExperienceBackground in the subjectCompany’s industrySome information about the projectNumber of people That is just the beginning. We ask questions so we can modify the hackathon and presentations. For example, we remove information for complete beginners if we know that the participants already have some background in the subject. If we did not do it then people would get bored and it would be very hard to get back their attention. We change examples...Read More
8 Management Tips Get Best Results from Training

8 Management Tips Get Best Results from Training

No meetings during the training session! Any full-day training requires the full attention of participants. Challenges and/or examples gradually increase in complexity. Any break for more than a few minutes will make the participant fall behind others in the class. A few people like this will discourage the whole class from taking the training session seriously!The result is even worse if the activities are team-based. A team of three losing one person loses 33% of productivity. It loses even more in collaboration and problem-solving. No mix of topics! Any training session should have one and only one topic! Having more...Read More