A big focus surrounding this hackathon has been integrating first-time hackers into the community. Going to your first hackathon can be intimidating and full of technical obstacles. Thankfully, hackathons attract a people with extensive knowledge in numerous technologies. The only barrier left is matching those who want help with mentors, hackoverflow aims to solve this problem.
A feed of questions from students at a hackathons gathers issues into a centralized application. From there, mentors can help the hacker through a concise email detailing the solution or meet up with them in person to tackle their problem.