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Vickathon - Experiential Hackathons

Vickathon

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With Vickathon students from different places work simultaneously on an online shared file that guides with tutorials during the hackathon and in stages. Mentors can access each team's file and help them without wasting their time on questions about the idea. All teams' materials are in the cloud and accessible, so teams can continue to work on their ventures after the hackathon ends.
Mr. Eitan Kleinman, head of EdStart program, Israel Education Ministry
The small waves of change you're creating in the field of educational entrepreneurship in Israel and around the world are reaching new heights that you can't even fathom the magnitude of their impact.

Mr. Eitan Kleinman, head of EdStart program, Israel Education Ministry

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Anyone can submit their innovation to HundrED Open. All information on this page is provided by the innovator and has not been checked by HundrED. Innovation page has been created by Galit Zamler on May 19th, 2022
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Innovation Overview

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Target Group
2 000
Children/Users
7
Countries
2020
Established
For-profit
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Updated on August 9th, 2022
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Why did you create this innovation?

It annoyed me that only one can fill in the form and apply in all competitions, while in hackathons, we work as a team together. Vickathon lets all students in each team contribute, collaborate, brainstorm and initiate, even though they are in different locations. Thus they feel proactive and meaningful.

How does your innovation work in practice?

We hosted about 20 hackathons over Vickathon, with some schools more than once. Schools' staff, students, mentors, and judges gave as great feedback.
We design an online file based on the students' age, language, and hackathon topic.
Each team receives a link to the Vickathon internet app and a code for a shared online file to develop their innovative idea.
A countdown timer is updated as the file sections are opened to create a sense of urgency to meet the deadlines and a sense of gaming.
Mentors have their code and can see the teams' progress before helping. It saves time for the teams since they don't have to explain their actions repeatedly to the mentors.
Moderators can see all team files and see who needs help in real-time. This keeps teams from leaving because they feel stuck.
Vickathon integrates short tutorials that enable teams to progress independently.
Students work in parallel and embed presentations, videos, and images.
Judges score students' ideas on Vickathon...

How has it been spreading?

1. My first main achievement was the first national virtual hackathon for students in Israel, in which students from 5 schools in grades 3rd-6th took part. To do it, I published wherever I could about this hackathon.
2. The Technion institution ran twice a hackathon over Vickathon for its academic students.
3. I hosted about 10 international hackathons with students from different countries and cultures who tried to solve worldwide issues.
4. I received recognition from the international organization Women Tech Network.
5. Vickathon was chosen as one of the top 50 ventures in the Startup Wheel 2020 international competition.
6. In Vietnam, they ran a hackathon over Vickathon in their language.

In the next 1-2 years I wish to host many more hackathons for all ages and internationals.

If I want to try it, what should I do?

We should hold an online meeting. I'll demonstrate how Vickathon works and the methodology for running an experiential hackathon.
Please feel free to contact Galit Zamler at Galitz@galitzamler.com or schedule our online meeting at https://calendly.com/galitzamler/online-meeting-with-galit-zamler

Milestones

Achievements & Awards

May 2022
Our Hackathons so far
May 2022
The First Virtual Hackathon for the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
May 2022
A certificate of appreciation from the Technion institution
May 2022
First National Hackathon over Vickathon for all ages
May 2022
First International Virtual Hackathon over Vickathon
May 2022
Graduate of EdStart Accelerator
May 2022
ecognition from Women Tech Network competition
May 2022
One of the top 50 ventures in the Startup Wheel 2020 international competition
May 2022
Innovation page created on HundrED.org
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Host Your Experiential Hackathon with Vickathon
To host your experiential hackathon over Vickathon follow these stages
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