Hello FeverBee community! My name is Nick and I am the marketing director for Hack Arizona, the largest collegiate hackathon in the southwest united states. My team has hosted two hackathons year to date, and we are interested in transferring our community of hackers (attendees of event) from Slack over to Discourse, which would be hosted on our website.
- Increase the amount of communication with our attendees between the annual hackathon (next hackathon is in Jan. 2017)
- Grow our community of hackers beyond the students that have attended our hackathon, to include students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
- Offer more resources to our students (educational tech talks and job opportunities with our sponsor companies)
Current Status: we have researched the discourse platform, interviewed attendees on what they look for in an online community, and now we just need to put everything together and launch.
Resources: we have the team needed to put together the discourse and manage the community (myself!), and it will be hosted on our website.
The Problem: we currently communicate with our hackers on Slack, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Email, but we have trouble reaching everyone on one unified platform.
The Ask: how can we unite all of our hackers on Discourse in order to increase the communication and grow our community beyond only previous attendees of our hackathon?
Thank you for all your advice and support!