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Learned what not to do as an entrepreneur. An optimist with a love for business, the outdoors, and movies. Superpower: Ability to smile even when all hell breaks loose. Affiliation: World of witchcraft & wizardry

Blogs by Vivek Siva

How to create effective problem statements for idea chall...

How to create effective problem statements for idea challenges and hackathons

January 18, 2019

5 mins

Problem statements are concise descriptions of an issue that help understand the problems better and come up with effective solutions. They are like navigational compasses – the direction north...

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How to create effective problem statements for idea challenges and hackathons

Are hackathons good, bad, or overrated?

Are hackathons good, bad, or overrated?

June 6, 2018

5 mins

From Pope Francis to the President’s office, hackathons seem to be the flavor of the day. Over 80% of Fortune 100 and 60% of Fortune 500 companies have hosted...

Vivek Siva

Vivek Siva, Author

Are hackathons good, bad, or overrated?

Why and when do you need a hackathon management software

Why and when do you need a hackathon management software

December 29, 2017

5 mins

In 2018, HackerEarth conducted over 400 hackathons. This included hackathons for enterprises, governments, non-profits, and educational institutions. Companies spent approximately $1.2 million on hackathons for different objectives.  For instance,...

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Vivek Siva, Author

Why and when do you need a hackathon management software

The role of hackathons in the process of innovation

The role of hackathons in the process of innovation

November 10, 2017

3 mins

Hackathons have become increasingly popular over the years. On a superficial level, a hackathon is still seen as a one-off annual event or a PR stunt. According to the...

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The role of hackathons in the process of innovation

Tips for a great hackathon

Tips for a great hackathon

October 31, 2017

7 mins

A bit of history Rewind a few years, 1975 to be exact. That’s when the Homebrew Computer Club, “a grassroots group of hardware hackers in the Silicon Valley who...

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Tips for a great hackathon

How to drive API adoption through hackathons

How to drive API adoption through hackathons

September 29, 2017

6 mins

Studies show that hackathons seem to be the most effective method to acquire and engage developer talent for open APIs. Introduction The star working behind the scenes, connecting devices,...

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How to drive API adoption through hackathons

6 reasons: Why companies conduct hackathons

6 reasons: Why companies conduct hackathons

September 12, 2017

8 mins

Over 80% of the Fortune 100 companies conduct hackathons. There are over 1000+ hackathons conducted every year around the world and 48.5% of them are conducted by private companies....

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6 reasons: Why companies conduct hackathons

Global Hackathon Report

Global Hackathon Report

September 9, 2017

3 mins

Research shows that almost 60 percent of the companies expect to kiss goodbye to more than 20 percent of their revenues within five years because of disruptive innovation. Unless...

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Global Hackathon Report

Hackathons—HR’s best friend

Hackathons—HR’s best friend

March 31, 2017

8 mins

Trying to find an example of the “walking a thin line” idiom is easy. Think of HR managers who have to align company goals and employee satisfaction! HR leaders...

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Hackathons—HR’s best friend

How to hire a full stack developer

How to hire a full stack developer

February 28, 2017

5 mins

Who is a full stack developer? A good full stack developer is like one of those celebrities who can do it all. They can act, sing, be a DJ,...

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How to hire a full stack developer

How the right tech talent can help you win the digital war

How the right tech talent can help you win the digital war

December 9, 2016

6 mins

The war for tech talent is on. Are you prepared? “If you hire a single one of these people that means war.” wrote Steve Jobs to the Sergey Brin...

Vivek Siva

Vivek Siva, Author

How the right tech talent can help you win the digital war