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The Hackathon Podcast

The Hackathon Podcast

By dominic norton
The hackathon podcast is the premium podcast for everything hackathons. We discuss some of the world’s most difficult problems and creative solutions from hackers from every corner of the world.
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Dr. Hila Lifshitz-Assaf & Sarah Lebovitz | minimal and adaptative coordination

The Hackathon Podcast

Discussion with Major League Hacking Coach Aditya Oberai
In this episode, I interviewed Aditya Oberai. Aditya is a Major League Hacking coach, Twilio Champion, Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador and Google DSC Lead. He shared his wealth of knowledge about Hackathons with us and what hackers, mentors, and organisers need to do to be successful. I hope you enjoy the show
August 30, 2021
Melanie De Gioia and The Humanitarian Innovation Hackathon Awards
In this episode, I caught up with Melanie De Giola, a detailed Project Manager and Hackathon organiser who specialises in bringing order to chaos and thrives when working with a number of key stakeholders. Melanie is an organiser of The Humanitarian Innovation Hackathon, a weekend-long virtual event designed for university students to work collaboratively in cross-discipline teams to create technology-driven solutions for the most pressing humanitarian challenges. I hope you enjoy the show!
June 30, 2021
Daniel Stillman and Designing Conversations that Matter
In this episode, I interviewed conversation deisgn expert, Daniel Stillman. We discussed the importance of intentionally designing conversations and how to engage the end-users in problem-driven solutions in Hackathons. Daniel had amazing insights into how to effectively collaborate with team members and how to design amazing conversations. I hope you enjoy the show!
May 10, 2021
Campaign Labs and Hackathons
In this episode, I discussed community hackathons in the political industry with Campaign Labs organisers, Hannah O'Rouke and James Moulding. Campaign Labs building the case for an evidence-based approach to campaigning and in December 2020, they hosted their first Hackathon. Hannah and James share their experiences building a grassroots community and the challenges in challenging the status quo.
April 29, 2021
SexTech Hackathons, Touchy Feely Tech and Creative Technology with Alice Stewart
In this episode, I spoke to Alice Stewart, the founder of Touchy Feely Tech, a hardware company that creates educational kits and experiences that combine hardware, software, and hands-on craft. Alice shares her insights into the role Hackathons have to play in the creative landscape and her take on SexTech Hackathons. I hope you enjoy the show.
April 12, 2021
OnDeck's 2021 Global Build Weekend with Cactus Chu
In this episode, I interview Catcus Chu, an inductee into OnDeck's Podcaster Fellowship and podcast host of Meta Politics, a podcast that asks tough political questions such as why is politics irrational? And why are there blatantly deranged ideas in every level of media? In this show we discussed the OnDeck's 2021 Global Build Weekend and the intersection of Mathematics and Hackathons. I hope you enjoy the show!
March 30, 2021
Design thinking approach to hackathons with Tähe-Kai Tillo
In this episode, I connected with Tähe-Kai Tillo, the Co-founder and design sprint facilitator of Studio Leek, a design sprint agency in Tallinn, Estonia that is helping bring innovation to business' workflow to build better products faster. I discussed the intersection between design thinking and Hackathons with Tähe-Kai. I hope you enjoy the show.
March 27, 2021
Open Scout & The Faster Further Competition
In this episode, I discussed scout programs, entrepreneurship, and the faster further pitch competition with Adam Hardej, the founder and CEO of Open Scout. Adam shares his entrepreneurial journey and his mission to make venture building more equitable. 
March 25, 2021
WindHackers 2021 with Founder Karlis Skuja
In this episode, I discussed WindHacks, a community for innovators and entrepreneurs to learn, create and share, with Karlis Skuja, WindHacks founder and community, open communication, and innovation enthusiast. Karlis shared his extensive hackathon experience and knowledge and discussed his forthcoming SexHack and MediaHack events.
March 24, 2021
Annabelle Xing and Alexis Fry | Creatica 2020
In this episode, I’ll be talking to Alexis and Annabelle, two of the organizers of Creatica, New York City’s first virtual, all-female, trans, and non-binary hackathon. Creatica equipped equip young women in high school and college around the world with the real technical skills and a support network to pursue their interests in tech.‍ Creatica was a huge success with over 450 participants worldwide and 40% high school student participants. I hope you enjoy the show
February 17, 2021
Jared Broad | Democratising Finance with Quant League
In this episode, I spoke to Jared Broad, the founder of QuantConnect. QuantConnect open, decentralized algorithmic trading infrastructure. Jared shares his journey from being a biomedical engineer to founding a trading platform that provides its community of over 90,000 quants with access to financial data, cloud computing, and a coding environment where they can design algorithms. I hope you enjoy the show.
January 09, 2021
Peter Ma | Hacking hackathons like a professional
In this episode, I’ll be talking to Hackathon expert Peter Ma. Peter is an experience Hacker that has won some of the highest-profile competitions. Explored explore interesting ideas about Hacking Hackathons and turning a winning project into a startup. I hope you enjoy the show.
January 07, 2021
David Clark - Call for Code
In this episode, I’ll be interview David Clark, the CEO of Amnesty International and the Founder of Call for Code. Call for Code is a Global Challenge for developers and non-developers worldwide to come together to solve global problems. David shared with us the story of how it all began. I hope you enjoy the show.
December 29, 2020
Jonathon Gottfried | Major League Hacking
In this episode, I catch up with Jonathon Gottfried, the Co-founder of Major League Hacking and former developer evangelist at Twilio. Johnathon shares his wide-ranging insights with us about hackathons and the story of major league hacking. This episode was one for the books. I hope you enjoy the show!
December 08, 2020
Redesigning the Legal Industry with Marie Potel-Saville
In this episode, I spoke to Marie Potel-Saville. A legal designer combining Magic Circle and in-house experience that focuses on driving human-centric innovation in the legal industry. Marie has lead organizations such as Estee Lauder and Chanel in making the law accessible, actionable, and beautiful and continues her efforts as the founder and CEO of Amurabi. I hope you enjoy the show.
November 13, 2020
Dima Syrotkin | Sparking wisdom in Hackathon participants
In this episode, we will be talking to Dima Syrotkin. A Ph.D. student researching self-managing organizations and cofounder of Panda training. Panda training is an award-winning micro-coaching startup that supports management teams in strategy execution and people development. Dima has some amazing insights on innovation, management, and Hackathons in general. Dima has shared a lot of his inner thoughts that can help you be a better co-creator at your next hackathon. I hope you enjoy the show.
October 26, 2020
Alexander Nolte | How to Support Newcomers in Scientific Hackathons - An Action Research Study on Expert Mentoring
In this episode, I spoke to Alexander Nolte, Associate Professor @ University of Tartu, Adjunct Associate Professor @ Carnegie Mellon University. We discussed his thoughts on Hackathons from published research paper’s You Hacked and Now What - Exploring Outcomes of a Corporate Hackathon and How to Support Newcomers in Scientific Hackathons - An Action Research Study on Expert Mentoring
September 29, 2020
Muntaser Jems Syed | MLH Top 50 Hacker
In this episode, we caught up with Mantaser, a research assistant at the Florida Institute of Technology and a Major League Hacking Top 50 Hacker. He shared with us his Hackathon stories and his amazing journey to becoming a Hackathon expert. I hope you enjoy the show.
September 23, 2020
Dr. Hila Lifshitz-Assaf & Sarah Lebovitz | minimal and adaptative coordination
In this episode, I connected with Dr. Hila Lifshitz-Assaf Assistant Professor at NYU, Faculty Associate at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, at Harvard University and Sarah Lebovitz, Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia. We discussed their research on both minimal and adaptative coordination: how hackathons Projects Accelerate Innovation without Killing it. I hope you enjoy the show.
September 21, 2020
Remote Hack
In this episode I connected with Ben Foxall, the organizer of Remote Hack and a Frontend Developer at Oxbotica. In this episode we spoke about accessibility, transparency and how to develop amazing products. I hope you enjoy the show.
September 09, 2020
World Hackathon Day
In this episode we speak to Julien Van Dorland, the co-oragniser of world hackathon day and founder of Fable. An augmented reality studio that creates AR experience for some of the world’s biggest brands. World Hackathon Day is a 24 hour Hackathon that invites participants throughout the world to solve the world’s biggest problems.
September 03, 2020
Bingo featuring Dominic Norton
Aaron's opinion is a podcast on Aaron Richmond's opinion regarding important issues for blind people around the world today. In this episode, we learn more about Hackathons and how to make collaborative spaces more diverse, inclusive, and welcoming to individuals with different needs. This episode was originally posted on Aaron's Opinion on Apple Podcasts
August 15, 2020
Palette 20' - Design-a-thon
Palette ‘20 is the 3rd edition of the prestigious design-a-thon conducted yearly by IEEE VIT. While the last two editions witnessed amazing graphic designs and web designs, this year it is a 36-hour long design hack based entirely on the concepts of UI & UX. We strongly believe in the saying “Design is not how it looks, design is how it works”, we will be looking at not just the output or presentation but the design process and steps involved like research, building user personas, a design system, wireframing, branding, and prototyping. Once the event goes live, the participants will be given a set of randomly generated UX problems and they will be continuing with one of their choices.
August 11, 2020
Hack The Burgh
Hack The Burgh 
July 28, 2020
Abbey Road Hackathon with Dominika Dronska
Abbey Road Hackathon with Dominika Dronska
July 21, 2020
Rohan Gilkes - Bootstrapping a million dollar startup
In this episode I talk to serial entrepreneur Rohan Gilkes. The founder of Lawn Tribe, Back Pack, Wet Shave Club, Maids in Black, and Launch27.  Rohan He has helped hundreds of companies launch and grow by using his experience as a successful entrepreneur to help new entrepreneur debunk the myths of starting a business from the reality. There are so many gems that will provide you value in this episode if you dare to use them. I hope you enjoy the show.
July 17, 2020
Supriya Rai - What is a Hackathon?
Supriya Rai - What is a Hackathon?
July 14, 2020
Mintbean CareerHack
Mintbean CareerHack
July 07, 2020
Hyperisland - Social Good Hackathon 2020
Hyperisland - Social Good Hackathon 2020
June 23, 2020
DfE Digital - Creative and Diverse Hackathon
DfE Digital - Creative and Diverse Hackathon
June 16, 2020
Anja Scheller - A beginner's story to becoming top 10 at a TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon
This week we had the pleasure to speak to Anja Scheller, Finance Manager for Visual Meta GmbH and beginner hacker that placed top 10 in the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon in Berlin. She shares her experience at her first Hackathon as a non-developer.
June 09, 2020
Kevin Lewis - Behind the scenes of Hackathon logistics
Kevin is an experienced JavaScript developer and event organiser with additional work in technical writing, public speaking and delivering workshops. We caught up with the former the Major League Hacking coach to discuss hackathon logistics, group dynamics and community building.
June 02, 2020
Parley Yang - 2019 CBHack and 2018 Citadel Cambridge Datathon Challenge Champion
This week we caught up with Datathon champ, Parley Yang. Parley is a graduate of The University of Cambridge with a degree in MPhil Economic Research , and current MSc Statistical Science student at the University of Oxford. Parley shares his datathon experiences and insights into hackathons, datathons and research.
May 26, 2020
Hackouver - Vancouvers first high school Hackathon
This week we connected with Preston Lai, the president of Hackouver Foundation, a non-profit organization hosting Hackcouver 2020, to talk about Hackcouver 2020. Vancouvers first high-school hackathon that brings together like-minded high school students across the lower mainland from beginner hackers, business leaders, and or emerging developers to create a product, analyze a case study, learn new skills, and create new connections all in a 2-day event.
May 19, 2020
UMSL Hack 2020
This week we're joined by UMSL Hack. The University of Missouri, St. Louis (UMSL) Hack is an annual hackathon hosted by the Information Systems Department at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. UMSL|HACK's main goal is to create a platform to challenge/encourage college students to apply their skills by building an application in 36 hours!
April 21, 2020
Foundervine - Community, Diversity and Talent Development
This week we catch up with Annette Oppong following Foundervine’s successful Startup 54 hackathon and talk community, diversity and talent development.
April 14, 2020
User acceptance testing civic technology at The ToryTech Hackthon
Joe Reeves, organiser of ToryTech, shares the story behind the widely popular ToryTech Hackathon.
March 16, 2020
Innovation variables in policing technology with Hack The Police 4.0
This week, Lewis Westbury, organiser of Hack The Police 4.0, discusses his latest hackathon and the future of policing technology.
March 10, 2020
Re-engineering the mass media one hack at a time
The full story on the Hack The Press hackathon as they challenge media activists to ideate on monetisation, public advice and new follow-through.
February 18, 2020
The hackers mentality with Make Harvard winner Vincent Occhiogrosso
This week on The Hackathon Podcast we caught up with Farmingdale State College student and veteran hacker, Vincent Occhiogrosso, after his dynamic victory at #MakeHarvard. Vincent thoughtfully shares his ideas on learning by doing, confidence building and inclusivity with us.
February 14, 2020
February 14, 2020
February 14, 2020