How Demos Work
I know this is a scary wall of text, but I promise it’s important.
Demos are going to be around 5 minutes long, you’ll hopefully present to 3 judges
Things your demo should include: the Sparknotes version of your Devpost submission write-up:
- Your team name,
- What challenge(s) you’re responding to,
- How your project addresses the challenge,
- What technologies (languages, platforms API, hardware, etc.) you used,
- what you learned (whether or not this is you/your team members’ first time at a hackathon),
- what problems you ran into and how you solved them,
- anything else you’re super proud about!
- a video demo that judges and other hackers can view after/during the judging ceremony in case you're unable to present in person.
You should shoot for around 3-4 minute presentations (and videos) and to leave time for questions from the judges.
The best demos are the ones that engage the judges - so if you’re able to have them use the app/project/hack while you explain to them how it works and why it’s cool as heck, definitely do! // PowerPoints aren’t forbidden but the best demos rely on showing off your project in action
As always, don’t hesitate to ask the organizers/sponsors any questions to get a better idea about how you can rock the judging phase :-)
Additionally, be sure to check your event's submission rules (MakeSPP prohibits multiple submission. Projects created outside of MakeSPP will be disqualified.)
Note that I'm able to go back and edit this up until the submission deadline (hard cut-off at 2:00 PM EDT, Sunday afternoon). Please turn in your own project submission by midnight EDT, Saturday night even as just a placeholder that you go back and fill in closer to the submission deadline.
Our team wanted to address the X challenge presented by (MakeSPP, Sponsor, community member, etc.)
What it does
Our project address the challenge by doing X.
How We built it
Our team used X, Y, Z and deployed our project to mobile/cloud/local/etc. for ease of access!
Challenges We ran into
This was our first hackathon, I didn't know how to code before this weekend!, we didn't know how to reach the egress point of our simulated service. Whatever you ran into, overcame, or were unable to solve, let everyone know here.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
The button shadow on hover effect is very enjoyable.
What I learned
How to code, react, etc.
What's next for "[EXAMPLE] TEMPLATE SUBMISSION"
I hope some hackers learn how to write good Devpost submissions
Checkout some of these photos of our hack in action!!