Everything You Want to Know about <ImNotHackathon> BETA

Everything You Want to Know about <ImNotHackathon> BETA

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Why is <ImNotHackathon> BETA?

We believe that hackathons can be more and produce more than they currently do. Too many hackathons result in technically complete products with no life or vibrant presentations that are absent of strong technical foundations.

We contend that by curating and preparing mixed-talented teams of developers, designers, and marketers to work together under the crucible of the hackathon, products and services with market potential may be born.

We also saw hackathons where teams give their all but fail to receive their due attention because of circumstances beyond their control. While on the other side of the coin, some sponsors are lost in the shuffle of prizes and walk away from their hackathon experience without a meaningful project to brag about.

We feel these experiences are a disservice to hackers and sponsors.

We can do better.

What is <ImNotHackathon> BETA?

<ImNotHackathon> BETA is a collection of developers, artists, marketers, and founders who want to produce a better Hackathon model.

<ImNotHackathon> BETA is a hybrid hackathon that begins with an IRL conference for all, hackers included, followed by a day of team curation and project ideation.

The IRL event is followed by a week of asynchronous remote hacking with an IRL presentation and awards ceremony at the end of the week.

How is <ImNotHackathon> BETA experimenting to make hackathons better?

We're reimagining hackathons as a collaborative experience between multi-talented teams and sponsors. The first day of the event is loaded with IRL keynotes, workshops and events. We want everyone to feel like they can engage with our speakers so hacking doesn't begin until day 2.

The event will be live-streamed into the metaverse in the most dope <ImNotArt> way so that anyone willing can participate in the event. Anyone will be able to watch online and chat with friends. It's going to be very cool and a bit nerdy.

We're also handpicking hackers and assembling them together based on talents and interests. The day of in-person hacking is followed by a week of asynchronous work and culminates in a final day of IRL workshops and community engagement.

Check out our pitch deck to learn more.

That's awesome! How can I volunteer?

We're glad you're interested in volunteering! We need mentors and IRL support. Contact JP and let's find a place for you! Discord and Telegram: @jpzxyz

Where is <ImNotHackathon> BETA?

The IRL portions of <ImNotHackathon> BETA take place at ImNotArt in Chicago.


When is <ImNotHackathon> BETA?

November 11 - 18

With IRL events on Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12 and Saturday, November 18.

What's the Timeline?

IRL KickOff | Public Metaverse: Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023 | 6:00 – 9:30PM

IRL Games Begin: Sunday, Nov. 12, 2023 | 10:30AM – 4:00PM

imnotArt Coworking IRL: November 13 – 18 | 11:00AM – 4:00PM (optional)

IRL Feedback & Workshops: Saturday, November 18 | 12:00PM – 3:00PM

Submissions Due: Sunday, November 19 @ Midnight

Closing Ceremony: Tuesday, November 21, 2023 | 6:00 – 9:30PM

Who is <ImNotHackathon> BETA?

<ImNotHackathon> BETA is a collection of developers, artists, designers, marketers, founders, and you.

How is <ImNotHackathon> BETA?

It's going to be awesome. You don't want to miss it.

How much does <ImNotHackathon> BETA cost to attend?

There is no cost for volunteers and hackers.

If you want to come and be part of the magical experience, VIP tickets are available for $180.

DM me on TG or Discord @jpzxyz for a ticket.

Who are the sponsors?

Sponsors include in no particular order:



Patrick Collins



Clinamenic LLC

Ceptor Club

InterPlanetary Labs



The Crypto Recruiters


Developer DAO


Hackathon Survival Guide


Chainlink Dev Experts


How can I sponsor the next <ImNotHackathon> BETA?

Start by filling out this form!
Then, let's talk.
Telegram or Discord @jpzxyz

How do I win the prize money?

Apply! If you're selected, build an awesome project and you're all but guaranteed to win prize money!

How can I join a team?

Apply! We'll be selecting team members for our first cohort soon!

Shoutouts to our amazing volunteers!

Tippi Fifestarr




David Prorok


James He

JP Miller

King Yam




Amy Shafe


J Juhnke


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