A tailored learning curriculum is vital for employee growth and development
Creating a customized learning curriculum for an internal corporate hackathon is a vital element in maximizing the event's effectiveness. It not only promotes continuous skill development but also creates future growth opportunities for all participants.
A well-designed curriculum that aligns with the hackathon’s objectives enables participants to acquire new skills, broaden their knowledge, and enhance their creative business problem-solving abilities.
The curriculum should be thoughtfully structured, encompassing a mix of technical and general workshops. Additionally, scheduling two to three Ask Me Anything (AMA) panel sessions allows participants to engage with challenge sponsors and seek clarification on any questions they may have.
The timing of learning curriculum sessions plays a crucial role in their effectiveness
It is equally, if not more important, to consider when you host these sessions, as it directly impacts participant engagement.
Introducing highly technical programming workshops at the beginning of the curriculum can potentially discourage non-technical individuals (such as those with a more business-oriented background) before the actual event even commences.
To mitigate the risk of participant drop-off, our Onova team kicks off our month-long learning curriculums with a “Hacker 101” session.
This introductory crash course serves as a guide to the hackathon, providing an overview of the event and setting expectations regarding prerequisite knowledge and technical abilities.
Crafting a highly impactful learning curriculum schedule requires a focus on consistency and predictability
By assigning specific categories of webinars to designated days, such as hosting Challenge Sponsor Ask Me Anything (AMA) sessions exclusively on Wednesdays, employees can effectively plan and manage their workload. This structure allows them the flexibility to prioritize attending the sessions that align with their interests.
In addition, collaborating with technology providers to deliver tool-specific webinars is crucial. These webinars delve into the intricacies, use cases, and best practices of each specific tool and platform. By partnering with technology providers, we ensure that hackathon participants have access to the latest and most relevant tools. They receive expert guidance from trained representatives, allowing them to gain practical, hands-on experience with the tools well before the hackathon begins.
Partnering up with technology providers to deliver relevant, tool-specific webinars
The utilization of technology tools is essential for participants to create high-fidelity prototypes during the hackathon. To showcase the intricacies, use cases, and best practices of each specific tool and platform, we partner with technology providers to deliver focused and informative webinars.
By collaborating with technology providers, we ensure that hackathon participants have access to the latest and most relevant tools. They also receive expert guidance from trained representatives, allowing them to gain valuable hands-on experience with the tools before the hackathon commences. This strategic partnership empowers participants to leverage the full potential of these tools and enhances their overall hackathon experience.