We’re teaming up with The Holberton School Tulsa to host the city’s first ever Hackathon. Not only that, but we’re redefining what a hackathon is and who it is for: opening up participation to anyone who is looking to innovate, create and collaborate with other bright minds in Tulsa. To fully understand this uncharted territory, let’s dive deeper into what the hackathon will look like, what you can expect to gain, and how that’ll all fit into 24 hours.
The Tulsa Creator Hackathon will enable teams to rapidly prototype ideas that solve for problems within the local Creator Economy. Participants will be challenged to build apps and engineer solutions alongside a cohort of collaborators, taking an idea, making a plan, and then turning it into a reality. The 24-hour event allows hackers, creators, makers, and coders to converge to solve problems, create new tools, and push the boundaries of existing tech across the autonomous work industry.
Everyone! Participating teams of three to four members can include web developers, front end, back end, data scientists, product designers, ui/ux, full stack, graphic designers, content creators, visual artists and more. Whether you’re innovative, technical, creative or all three - you’re welcome.
Participants can register with a team, or be tactically partnered with team members through the Act House model, which groups professionals together based on personality type, skills and work styles for optimal success.
The ACT Assessment is a compass to discover your mindset, clarify your team fit, and explore your innovation journey. Since 2017, ACT House launched national hackathons for teams to form and test ideas.
“What started from a 10% success rate for prototyping, it quickly reached an all-time high when we used our ACT model and methodology. Knowing that every team needs an Architect, Creative, and Techie, the ACT Model serves as the strong foundational backbone of team formation and product development.”
By taking the assessment, you’ll learn your archetype: Architect, Creative or Techie, and be able to recruit new team members for your team with supporting archetypes. So if you find out you’re a Creative, be sure to team up with an Architect and Techie to create a well-rounded team.
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We’ve packed a LOT of fun and productivity into this 24-hour event.
We’ll kick off at 5pm on Friday on with a panel featuring creative leaders in Tulsa, diving into the hackathon prompts and why they matter in the context of Tulsa.
Next, you’ll be given the chance to pitch your ideas for solutions to the highlighted prompts to other participants in the hackathon. Once the pitches are finished, you’ll get the chance to mingle with participants at our happy hour and form teams.
Once your teams are formed, you’re ready to get working on your idea! The school will be open all night with music, games, portfolio-building advising, food, snacks and coffee to keep you going.
Saturday will start off by continuing to work with your team to finalize your idea for presentations. Breakfast, snacks and coffee will be provided to keep the vibes and energy levels high.
In the afternoon, you’ll finalize your presentation for our judges, hand-picked creative leaders local to Tulsa, as well as attending community partners and brands.
Following the announcement of the winners, we’ll celebrate with an after-party at a local spot in Tulsa, complete with refreshments, a DJ, and networking with brands and community partners.
The Tulsa Creator Hackathon’s goal is to connect participants with local and national brands for paid opportunities. So, our prizes as positioned to holistically accomplish and exceed those goals.
The winning team’s members will each receive:
Time to register! You can sign up in just a few minutes here.