Heading to Miami Hack Week 2024? Don’t Forget These 3 Networking Tricks

Miami Hack Week brings together the brightest and best engineers from around the world for a unique hackathon. This guide will give you a few tips to make the most of your time in Miami.

What is Miami Hack Week?

Miami Hack Week brings together some of the most talented engineers in a range of cutting-edge fields for an immersive hackathon experience. Each hacker house is run by a different company and works on a different theme. You could find yourself developing something in fitness, fintech, machine learning, creator tech, Web3, NFTs, or crypto, to name a few!

The winning team walks away with a prize worth up to $10,000 and a host of other prizes, whilst everyone else leaves with new friendships, a mind full of ideas, and, who knows, maybe the next big thing in tech!

When is Miami Hack Week 2024?

Miami Hack Week runs from April 7 to April 15, 2024.

How to make the most out of Miami Hack Week?

With so much going on at the hackathon, it’s important to keep the main thing, the main thing but when you are not busy building something awesome, here are three things to keep in mind to maximize what you get out of the Hack Week.

1. Be open-minded.

It’s easy to arrive at a hacker house and have a fixed idea of what you want to achieve. Try to be less personal and more interpersonal. Collaboration is the name of the game, and this will allow you to shift away from a fixed mindset that might limit what you and your teammates can achieve. Everyone works differently, and if you are hoping to be in with a chance of winning that grand prize, remember… teamwork makes the dream work.

2. Ask questions.

Questions drive thoughts, thoughts drive ideas, and ideas drive action. (Need a place to start? Try out some of these networking icebreaker questions!) Be willing to admit when you don’t know something and ask questions to better understand things. There is no failure, only learning at a hackathon so take every opportunity to sharpen your skills through being open to educating yourself. Oftentimes, your questions will also help others learn, it’s a win-win! By remaining curious, sometimes that great idea can emerge at the most unexpected moment.

3. Network with everyone.

Miami Hack Week 2024 is a phenomenal opportunity to connect with some of the most talented, interesting, and forward-thinking engineers in the tech space. Don’t limit yourself by only networking with people in your own hacker house. Meeting people from other hacker houses is the perfect opportunity to develop networking skills,  build your network, and build meaningful connections with people who might be able to help you with your next great idea.

With that in mind, you need an easy way to seamlessly share who you are, what you do, and even your skillset. We recommend using a HiHello digital business card. HiHello is free to download and you include everything on your digital business card, from your contact details to your resume, your Github username to your Behance portfolio to showcase your digital work. (You could even have a custom link to your ETH address or NFT project!) Not sure what to include on your card? Here’s a list of what information to put on a business card.

Miami Hack Week 2024 networking business card

4. Explore more than Hack Week

For 2024, you might have noticed a shift from the usual January dates to April, this is because Miami Hack Week is collaborating with Founders Fund to align with Tech Week so that attendees can take advantage of both events.

Between these two events and the hundreds of other activities going on in the Miami area, don’t forget to make the most of your time in Miami and explore when you’re not hacking.

Whether you party all night where the heat is on or code till the break of dawn, we hope you have a blast at Miami Hack Week!

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