3 Hackathon Tips from Facebook Recruiter Will Barnett

3 Hackathon Tips to Help You Get Noticed By Recruiters

Will BarnettMHacks, the Midwest’s largest university hackathon, is in our neck of the woods this weekend and we’re stoked! Facebook recruiter Will Barnett stopped by on the way to the big event and gave us some great hackathon tips to share with you.

Here’s what he had to say:

1) Fix a problem

Think about something that bothered you today and find a way to fix it.  Chances are it bothers more than just you, fix it and make the world slightly better!

2) Find some data and do something cool with it

Sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yelp, IMDb, Wikipedia, Reddit, Stackoverflowdata.gov have great data sets.

3) Learn something new.

Pick a language or framework and build something that helps you learn.  If you’ve never hacked on mobile, do it today.

Want to get noticed by Will and awesome hackers? Post your hacks from Mhacks or other hackathons on Seelio. You might just land an interview with Facebook!