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Should You Participate In a Hackathon as an Aspiring Developer?



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I think a lot of aspiring developers eventually get the advice that they should participate in a hackathon to help them grow and even find a job. In this podcast episode, I invited on someone who has hosted several hackathons. He shared all of the ins and outs of different types of hackathons. He even shared what to look for and what to look out for depending on your current skill level and goals. If you've ever considered participating in a hackathon, but have been hesitant about it, this episode is for you.

Topics and Questions:
0:00 - Intro
2:52 - What’s typically the main goal of hackathons?
8:00 - What’s typically the main goal of hackathons?
11:50 - Is there a difference in what self-taught developers and coding bootcamp graduates can get out of hackathons?
14:44 - As a beginner, what should you look for in a hackathon?
17:36 - Who aren’t hackathons for?
29:01 - What kind of hackathons are focused on helping you land a job?
33:33 - Final piece of advice for those that are hesitant about joining a hackathon
35:46 - For people that want to reach out to Monarch or participate in an upcoming hackathon..

Host: Don Hansen
Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/donthedeveloper

Guest: Monarch Wadia
Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/monarchwadia
Website - https://mintbean.io

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