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Why Do You Need Online Hackathons?

Engage with Campus Talent

Hackathons create strong brand visibility in your target campuses

Hire the best talent

Hackathons help you hire problem solvers and best coders

Innovate with the best minds

Crowd-source fresh ideas and solve challenges

Engage your workforce

Create virtual challenges among your current employees

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Increase Your Onboarding Rate While Hiring From Campuses

Coding Hackathons

Assess innovation and problem solving

Case Study Competitions

Assess business acumen and problem-solving

Innovative Ideathons

Brainstorm with the best minds to find fresh ideas

Organize a Hackathon to Attract The Top Talent With High Brand Visibility

Grab the best minds by reaching out to a large set of participants

Reach out to a wide range
of candidates

Assess domain understanding, business acumen & coding prowess

Assess situational judgment
and teamwork

Hackathons Help Innovate With The Best Minds

Discover

Identify an overall organizational problem and convert it into a challenge

Ideate

Crowd-source ideas to solve problems

Plan

Align the ideas to strategic goals and come up with new solutions

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Our Customers Vouch For The Efficacy Of Our Product

  • Mercer | Mettl has been a great partner for ACE 2019, where it was integral for our engagement strategies and regional strategies across the region. The team was absolutely flexible enough to customize things for us, apart from raising the bar each time we talked or engaged with them.

    Dinu Nanjapa

    Head of Student Programs, APAC Amazon

  • At the very onset, Mercer | Mettl's team got down to understanding what we were trying to do. We worked with some excellent people who offered us extremely practical advice on navigating the different scenarios that could emerge during the competition.

    Saranya Mukherjee

    Lead, Early Career Development Campus & Employer Branding

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Explore Our Online Ideathon Platform to Conduct Seamless Idea Competitions, Business Competitions, Case Study Competitions and Others

Engage Your Current Workforce with Online Hackathons

Nurture problem-solving skills

Foster cross-team collaboration

Foster internal innovation

Personalized Event Page

to increase candidates experience and engagement

Quick Scheduling

of tasks across one single dashboard

Seamless Collaboration

of organizers, participants, and judges

Leadership Board

provides live updates and tracks top performers

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Mercer | Mettl Hackathon For Women Coders

Heres the impact of large-scale women-centric hackathons we conducted and invited women coders to solve real-world problems

800+

Colleges Reached

57100+

Women Registered

50+

Skills Assessed

28+

States Covered

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Why Mercer | Mettl Is Your Best Choice To Conduct Campus And Corporate Hackathons

Expert Consultation

We help you set-up and guide you throughout the process

24*7 Customer Support

We provide a quick resolution to all kinds of client issues

Rich Question Bank

We offer a wide range of question bank for Coding and Case study Simulators

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

1.

What is an online hackathon?

An online hackathon is a digital event that brings together people, especially from a tech background with similar interests, to innovate, brainstorm, and solve various predefined challenges within a specified time frame. The aim of an online hackathon is often to create a working solution or prototype of a product or service. The common understanding of hackathon participants is limited to coders and analysts, but a more unorthodox approach can bring together quantitative and qualitative minds, opening your virtual hackathons/ideathons to problem-solvers in general.

2.

How do I run a virtual hackathon?

Here is a step-by-step guide to run a virtual hackathon:

  • 1. Conceptualize the event concerning the themes, objectives, challenges and stages.
  • 2. Configure an online platform that allows all event-related execution on a single dashboard.
  • 3. Market the event through social media outreach and email campaigns. Invite participants to create teams, strategize and collaborate.
  • 4. Review submission on different parameters and, based on it, automatically calculate results.
  • 5. Create a live leadership board for transparency.
  • 6. Undertake a post-event analytics to host an even better hackathon next time.
3.

What is the benefit of hackathon?

The benefits of hackathons are:

  • Crowdsource ideas-

  • Hackathons serve as a playground for new people and technologies to step in and innovate.
  • Create a strong employer brand-

  • Emerge as the voice of innovation and change with strong brand recall.
  • Hire the best talent-

  • Shorten the recruitment process from a couple of weeks to a few days.
  • Engage with your employees

  • by fostering cross-team collaboration, inclusivity and internal innovation.
  • Accelerate the product roadmap

  • by accessing multiple working prototypes in a short period.
4.

How do I start a successful hackathon?

A successful hackathon commences with ideation and ends with execution. Once you have clarity about your hackathons objective, you can ideate themes, challenges, stages, participants, judges, and every other requirement. Choose a hackathon platform that manages your hackathons execution hassles such as setting up a personalized and interactive landing page, seamless participant and judge experience, marketing support, easy review of submissions and post-event analytics.

5.

What is a virtual hackathon?

A virtual hackathon is a digital event that brings together people, especially from the tech background with similar interests, to innovate, brainstorm and solve predefined challenges within a specified time frame. A virtual hackathon usually aims to create a working solution or prototype of a product or service. A common understanding of hackathon participants is limited to coders and analysts. Yet a more unorthodox approach can bring together quantitative and qualitative minds, opening your virtual hackathons/ideathons to problem-solvers in general.

6.

How do I organize my hackathon online?

Online hackathons are the easiest to organize. All you need is to partner with an online hackathon platform, providing a single dashboard with features to set up an event landing page, offering instructions about challenges and stages. The platform must market your event to invite your target participants, enable participants to create teams and collaborate. It must allow the judges to easily review participant submissions and announce winners. The right online hackathon platform with the requisite features is half the battle won in organizing your event.

7.

How do you conduct a hackathon?

Here is a step-by-step plan to conduct a successful and efficient hackathon:

  • 1. Conceptualize the event on themes, objectives, challenges, and stages.
  • 2. Configure an online platform that allows all event-related execution on a single dashboard.
  • 3. Market the event through social media outreach and email campaigns. Invite the participants to create teams, strategize and collaborate.
  • 4. Review the submissions on different parameters and, based on them, automatically calculate results.
  • 5. Create a live leadership board for transparency and undertake a post-event analytics to host an even better hackathon next time.
8.

What is the hackathon program?

Hackathons are a new trend in tech communities. A hackathon program is a great way to make inroads into the tech community, build a brand name and recruit. Based on the ideas of innovation, problem-solving and prototyping, a hackathon program creates a business simulation to empower participants to innovate, brainstorm, and solve various predefined challenges within a specified time frame. A hackathon program aims to create a working solution or prototype of a product or service.