The best hackday events are usually those in which participation is by invitation alone. Those are typically exclusive hackday events — where all the participants turn out to be highly accomplished coders. Getting a chance to interact with such highly accomplished coders in the course of such hackday events can end up being very beneficial. It can be beneficial in terms of the advanced coding skills you get from the coders, in the course of the hackdays. It can also be beneficial in terms of the networking opportunities you get, and the contacts you get to make in the IT industry, in the course of the hackday events. There is, however, one very basic question that many people usually ask me with respect to such hackday events: the question as to how they can get themselves invited to such events.
In answering the question as to how one can get himself or herself regularly invited to (the exclusive) hackathons, I usually give several tips.
Firstly, if you wish to start getting invited to hackday events, you need to demonstrate that you are interested in such events. This you can do through your participation in online forums where coders interact, as well as in the course of your one-on-one interactions with other coders.
Secondly, if you wish to start getting invited to the exclusive hackday events, you need to demonstrate that you are a person with reasonably good coding skills: a person who is likely to add value to the events.
Thirdly, if you wish to start getting invited to the exclusive hackday events, you need to contact the people who run such events, and tell them that you are interested in being part of the events. In some cases, this is all you actually have to do, to get invited to such events. You should also make a pointing of visiting the websites of the people who organize such events regularly, to see whether there are any upcoming hackdays. As you will soon realize, some hackdays are actually open, and you don’t even need to have received invitations for you to take part: you just need to buy a ticket for participation, and you’d be well on your way to being part of the event.