Hackathons Make Team Learning
Upgrade Your Team's Skills to the Next Level with Your own data
Steps to Hackathon Success
Hackathons are our favorite ways to teach since they provide the best way for your employees to relate to a topic by solving some of their problems live. To successfully execute a hackathon, we follow the following steps.
Meet to discuss your learning goals and success criteria.
pick the Prototype
Find a small to medium-sized business problem or process that could be accommodated in a Hackathon.
In this optional one-day quick start class, we ensure that each participant is at the same level kicking off our hackathon. You can have up to 30 students in this class day.
You can pick 2 prototypes to build in this 2-3 day prototype building session. Learning sessions can include Power Platform, Azure or traditional BI. Your instructor can handle up to 10 students for this intimate session.
Frequently asked questions
Absolutely! The entire premise of a hackathon is to learn with your own data and business problems. We ask that you do not connect to a production system for hackathons though. Please connect to development or clone a subset of your data.
The goal of a hackathon is primarily focused on learning. While some apps and reports might be production-caliber and ready, this training is geared at giving you the tools through training.
Our mentors can support hackathons for learning Power Apps, Power BI, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents, SQL Server, most of the Azure stack or traditional BI.
All of our trainers are full time staffed mentors at Pragmatic Works. Most are well know in the community, with dozens of books, speaking engagements and Microsoft MVPs awards. You will know who your mentor is during the booking process of your engagement.
Hackathons are completely custom training engagements. The goal is to create a team of experts in your team and as such, the scope should be kept reasonably small so we can depth in your team.
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