Note the "intense" word in the above definition.
Yes, as a participant, one has to demonstrate great focus and willingness to take any shape in order to get something useful done within a time frame of 24-36 hours. It also means sleepless nights, a lot of energy drinks, fun, and obviously rewards.
The key to success is the IDEA. When you conceptualize an idea, keep in mind that you don't need an innovative one or at the same time a "copy-paste" one.
All you need is a winning idea. The one that you can complete with the pressure that builds up when time goes by and odds of losing the game due to missing use cases etc.
Most of all, it is an overall performance of a team starting from "Ideation" to "Presentation".
Now, get over to Google and search for some inspirations. More importantly, make sure you thoroughly understand the rules and guidelines.
In case, your idea collides with someone else's or is a rip-off of some well-known app, it will be rejected or advised to change.
|Fri, 5th||1800 – 1900 hours||Registration desk opens|
|1900 hours||Opening Bell|
|1900 – 1930 hours||Team introductions to others, followed by idea presentation|
|1930 – 0700 hours (+1)||
|Sat, 6th||0830 – 1000 hours||Idea Mockup - Presentation to Panel|
|0900 – 1100 hours||Teams brain storm, place cards, planning phase|
|1100 – 1800 hours||
|1800 – 2000 hours||Concept Presentation|
|2000 – 2400 hours||Make final changes, if you feel like, or leave|
|Mon, 8th||1700 – 1900 hours||Final Demo|
Here is the current status of teams participating in Knockathon. You don't see your name yet? Isn't that sad?
Register now, you may not have slots in the teams as they are limited to 2-5 per team.
OK. So you're interested.
There are two ways you can participate in Knockathon 2016. One, as a team member by joining some team or two, start your own team.
To create your own Knockathon team, follow these steps –
knockathon-tigersto name a few. Make it sound cool and edgy. This step is very important.
To join an awesome team, follow these steps –
You are ready to knockout. Good luck!