We felt running a hackathon was such a learning curve for common people. However, we thought we could bridge this gap using our experience (of coding, not hackathons).
What it does
It runs a highly sophisticated simulation of a hackathon where you, the user are in the hot seat, making all the decisions.
How we built it
We used a mixture of web technologies, plugged it into the microsoft cognitive services api and hosted it all on an amazon web services ec2 instance.
Challenges we ran into
Effectively modelling the hackthon environment and getting hold of a domain name to use.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We made a game.
What we learned
How important sound is to a game.
What's next for Hackathon Tycoon
I think we agreed that we'll aim for a Steam launch in March and console launch before the Christmas holidays to maximise profit