After the Hackathon is Over

When the hack

  • Mark the event as “completed” from the dashboard. event status: Completed
  • Balance your budget. Ensure all your vendors have been paid, record any expenses or income not yet added, and determine if your hackathon was within the budget. 
  • Send the event statistics to This step is vital as the WordPress FoundationWordPress Foundation The WordPress Foundation is a charitable organization founded by Matt Mullenweg to further the mission of the WordPress open source project: to democratize publishing through Open Source, GPL software. Find more on uses these details for financial and activity reporting.
    • Number of websites created
    • Number of attendees
    • Total cost
  • Send a thank you note (or email) to every sponsor, supporter, and non-profit rep. Include some event stats in your email to show how many people benefited from their support.
  • Send a follow-up email to all attendees. Thank them for coming, make any lost/found announcements, and recommend they get involved with the local WordPress meetupMeetup Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook. group to keep the love going all year.

Make sure to celebrate the work and rest up. Your team truly deserves it!

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