2019 Timeline & -management

Kick-Off of OCC 2020

The Collabathon will be kicked off on November 15th, 7pm ET at Yale University.

Collabathon Node Instances

Several nodes are hosting a Collabathon instance on November 16th - 17th, 23rd - 24th and 30th - Dec 1st. These events are designed to help participants find a team and build a community, to develop a strategy and a project plan on how to tackle the prompt, and to start hacking.
The hack does not stop after these local instances. Teams can continue working until December 2nd until they have to submit their contributions.
Here is a quick timeline on how to use your time wisely during the Collabathon event at your local instance:
Find a team: Find team members with relevant skill sets for your prompt and assign roles.
Prompt discussion: Discuss the prompt and do background research to get a good understanding of your tasks. Be sure to form a mutual understanding of the goal and deliverables of the prompt.
Brainstorm & Ideate: Ideate approaches to solve the prompt. Break down problems into tasks & milestones and prioritize tasks that have to be done first. Create a backlog of tasks and make a plan of what needs to be completed by when.
Assign responsibilities: Assign owners to each tasks with deadlines and deliverables and clarify if there are dependent work streams. Make sure that each team member has a clear understanding of their expected deliverables.
Sprint plan: Discuss how you will work together in a decentralized fashion after the event until Dec 2nd and create a sprint with ideation and problem solving sessions, development and testing sessions. Please use Discord for all team communication so we can evaluate your work for the awards.
Use mentorship: Use the guidance of mentors and our technical support team in case you are stuck or need ideas.

Decentralized hack

Everyone has a different working and communication style and schedule. Please make sure you communicate openly and incorporate the needs of everyone during the decentralized hacking period. Most importantly, have fun together and build a new community!


The deadline for submission is 12am PT on December 2nd. All contributions submitted until this deadline will be considered for awards. If you are excited about this project, we encourage you to brainstorm with us how you can stay engaged and keep contributing.
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