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The Remote Veterans Hackathon

April 2, 2021 – April 4, 2021

Find a team, win great prizes, and do good by building something that will help other veterans. It’s a hackathon you’ll never forget.


How Does it Work?

Fall In is on a mission to empower the veteran community by providing them a platform to gain more experience and connect with each other to level-up. You’re used to the high tempo– now try it at the speed of the internet. NO CODING experience? NO PROBLEM.

1. Understand the Problem

Hackathons have proven to be powerful, creative problem-solving tools. We want to help veterans solve the issues they face both in and outside of the military. Pick a prompt from one of our tracks: Health, Enterprise, or Open Innovation. Each prompt gives you some info, but you’re encouraged to research the problem yourself!

Understand the Problem | Dubstech Protothon 2020
Understand the Problem | Dubstech Protothon 2020

2. Ideate & Sketch Solutions

Once you’ve got a grasp on the problem, sketch out your ideas. Create affinity diagrams, do some card sorting, draw up some mockups – keep iterating, whichever way works best for you!

3. Race to build from imagination

After you’ve nailed your sketches, bring it up to high-fidelity. Use a prototyping tool like InVision Studio or Adobe XD to convert those drawings into something beautiful and interactive.

Understand the Problem | Dubstech Protothon 2020
Understand the Problem | Dubstech Protothon 2020

4. Submit & Win Prizes!

Our all-inclusive hackathons are an opportunity for veterans to pitch and develop ideas, create meaningful relationships, and win cold hard cash.

The Tracks

Select a prompt from any one of the following tracks.

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Open Innovation Track

Get a chance to focus on crafting a new experience. This could be a feature in an app, a redesigned website, or an entirely new platform! View submission from our past veterans hackathon here.

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Enterprise Track

Design for the VA or the military! This track focuses on empowering the Veterans Affairs or the active duty with the tools they need for daily operations, analytics, and business intelligence.

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Health Track

Health is more important now than ever. Design to bring more certainty to the problems patients, healthcare workers and veterans face today.

The Judges

Get an opportunity to get feedback from the best and brightest engineers and designers in Tech!

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Haseeb Qureshi

Managing Partner, Dragonfly Capital
April, 2021
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Jeremy Arnold

Director of Engineering, Blockfolio
April, 2021
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Brent Akamine

Co-founder, Vinovest
Dec, 2020
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Adrian Lopez

Co-founder, Zencastr
Dec, 2020

What's Going Down

We will be updating this schedule with workshops. Stay tuned for future announcements.

Day 3

Sunday, April 4th (PST)

11:30 AM
Design Information Session
1:00 PM
SEO Information Session
1:30 PM
Submit Designs
4:30 PM
Networking Social Hour
4:30 PM
Judging Begins
5:30 PM
Results + Awards + Closing Notes
6:00 PM

Day 1-2

Friday, April 2nd (PST)

Check-in Starts
3:30 PM
Opening Ceremony
4:00 PM
Breakout to Design
Saturday, April 3rd (PST)
4:30 PM
SCRUM Workshop
11:00 AM
Resume Workshop
2:00 PM
Happy Hour + ESCAPE ROOM
6:00 PM
Chow - provided by Zencastr
7:00 PM

Register Now

Everything we do is free – spots are limited so we recommend you register soon!

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