Importance of Hackathons for every Students
Here are some reasons which makes participating in Hackathons important:
1. Helps you think of creative solutions
Solve a real problem in limited amount of time, the constraint of time helps you think of creative solutions , though whatever your profile is. You can be a software engineer, a designer, a marketing person, a finance person etc.
2. Readily meet CEO, CTO of the different companies
You get awesome networking opportunities, readily meet CEO, CTO of the different companies. Making friends from different industries helps you in long run.
3. Get validation on ideas
You can get validation on ideas that comes up to you from variety of people (if you have plan to ever become a entrepreneur )
4. Hackathons make Profile stronger
By winning hackathons you profile becomes stronger. I bet you will get interview calls from big companies if you cross some number of hackathon wins.
5. Hackathons gives experience
By participating you get experience which is worth when you try to solve something in your work / personal projects or next hackathon.
6. Get informed about current market trends
You get informed about current market trends, openly available kickass api’s which makes it easy to think of new ideas.
7. Great Rewards by Hackathons
Good prize money . It ranges from 20K to 30L and more. Some international travelling opportunities as well
Free T-shirts :p and swag