LinkedIn Festival 2015
LinkedIn is setting out to revolutionize the way HR is viewed in the eyes of the world. From Friday, July 31st to Saturday, August 1st, LinkedIn will be hosting a non-technical hackathon.
Throughout this 16-hour event, interns will not be building an app or a website, but rather will solve a big, complex business problem with an innovative, game-changing idea. The event is FREE to attend and there will be plenty of FREE food, drinks, activities, music, swag, and networking opportunities. The best teams will showcase their project to a panel of expert, high-profile judges for a chance to win killer prizes.
Registration is now open! Be sure to sign-up, as spots are filling up quickly.
What is a non-technical hackathon?
Think hackathon meets case competition.
Teams of tech and non-tech interns will come together to brainstorm, strategize, and create a solution to one of the toughest HR problems (via a case prompt) faced by companies in various industries (technology, banking, medical, etc.). Interns are encouraged to creatively and collaboratively attack the prompt by rethinking HR and creating effective and adaptable solutions that will reshape companies’ business strategies.
Ultimately, teams will present their final solution to the given prompt using power point slides. The solution itself can be an advertising/marketing campaign, a conceptual pitch for a product design, a business proposal, a schematic for a demo… the options are endless! Note: interns are not expected to produce a working prototype. Additionally, those who wish to go this route will not be given extra points; however, they will receive some serious bragging rights.
We look forward to hosting the best and brightest interns of the Silicon Valley!