Hi there! My name is Mike, and I'm the Chief Operating Officer at tulula. My career path in the event management industry started with the role of Assistant Coordinator for small private events. I’ve come a long way to becoming the Chief Operating Officer of an international company. Over the past 15 years, I remember times when we managed tasks on sheets of paper, made poor calculations in Excel, and sometimes even used a calculator. The organization process for a more or less major tech event took several months. Also, there were so many tasks on my plate that I couldn't conduct several projects at the same time. That’s why we had to hire more event managers. It increased the operational cost of running projects, reducing the company's income. I was asking myself how to organize a hackathon or a tech challenge stress-free?
I looked at the process of organizing tech events in a new way when I began conducting projects on tulula. Imagine a platform with the best functions of Zoom, Telegram, Youtube, Google Drive, Mailchimp, and Gitlab. It also gives you opportunities to work with statistics, registrations, voting, and leaderboard. No more manual mailings, cold calling, or scoring in Excel. You have a clear hackathon project plan and no more fuss! All the processes are automated with a user-friendly interface. But most importantly, tulula guides you through all the stages of event management and the team provides you with useful hackathon organizing tips.
High-quality events have become easier and more accessible. The ability to conduct projects and run hackathons online has expanded global reach and reduced costs. Online events help you save on venue rental and branding costs, catering fees, and technical equipment for the event. The pandemic has boosted the sphere of online events, and tulula reflects all the current changes. On tulula, not only can you organize hackathons and ideathons, you can also conduct Data Science competitions, meetups, gamification projects, and ML challenges.
Let's look at the question from a practical point of view. How to run a hackathon?When you are organizing a hackathon you are utilizing a large number of resources and processes - registration of participants, team formation, selection of tasks, and communication between participants and experts. The list goes on and on - video meetings, bulk notifications, the process of uploading solutions, analysis of results, leaderboard formation, and all other steps from a hackathon planning checklist. This may seem like a dream comes true, but everything can be done on a single platform - on tulula. Now, I don't split myself between different services by opening different documents and tabs. This enhances my productivity and problem-solving speed and lets me increase the volume of implemented projects.
Clients reach out to us with different goals in mind. They search for new candidates and innovative ideas; they want to build a strong brand image by organizing a hackathon. Partners work with us because we can offer a variety of formats. We effectively use tools that optimize their budget. By actively working online, we’ve gathered a tech community of 75,000 professionals thanks to the platform's versatile features and wide, expanding functionality.
Looking back, I can hardly imagine managing projects in manual mode anymore. I’m thrilled and proud to know that tulula is a product of our development team. After each event, we receive feedback from our partners. We analyze it and make our service even better. Just as Harry Potter entered the magical world through the 9¾ platform, I found a new approach to organizing tech events thanks to tulula.
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