Description

Hack2skill is a free community that organizes hackathons for technology innovators, including professionals, freelancers, and startups.

Although the community has its own platform, members communicate through a Discord server. Hack2skill is mainly set in India as the idea is to provide in-person events to boost national talent. However, it's not required to live in India to join; indeed, members from all over the world participate in the community.

The community often hosts events and boot camps to bring together members into a learning space. In some cases, there are special guests to guide attendees. In case you wish to host an event, the community offers its platform to conduct it. All you need to do is visit the website, go to "Organize a Hackathon", and fill out the form. Then, they will review it and give you an answer.

Moreover, the community has a job board. It's used both to hire and offer one's services. You can find different opportunities every day. To help this purpose, Hack2skill also has a #reviews channel. Members use it to check and improve their profiles to access better job offers.

Lastly, there are also channels for #ai, #web3, and #tech discussions.

Video

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Details

  • Membership: Free Community
  • Year Founded: 2021
  • Founders:

    Samkit Sharma

  • Amount of members: 7,900
  • Online Group: Yes
  • Online Platform: Discord
  • Job board: Yes
  • Language: English
  • Method: In Person, Virtual
Benefits

Attend events:
The community hosts different types of events to create a safe learning environment for all members. Among them, there are boot camps and knowledge sessions with special guests.

Host your own event:
If you are willing to organize your own hackathon, the community offers its platform to conduct it. After you fill out the form, you just need to wait for their approval.

Participate in active discussions:
The Discord server offers different channels to discuss varied topics. You can conversate about AI, Web3, and general technology topics with like-minded people.

Requirements

No requirements.

Place

Learning Events

The community hosts different events to provide members with new knowledge and skills. Some of these include hackathons as well as boot camps. Also, Hack2skill offers knowledge sessions with special guests. All information about upcoming events is posted on the #noticeboard channel. You will always find the event's name, the speakers, the date and time, and the link to register (if it's virtual) or a place to attend. In both cases, a previous registration is required.

Networking Events

Members interact through the Discord server. They have a "Community" section, where you will find the notice board, a space to stay up-to-date with community announcements and new events. As a new member, you can introduce yourself in a specific channel.

Also, this section has some channels to ask for help and to find communities that partnered with Hack2skill. Besides, members can share their social media accounts to meet other people. They can also post and reply to job offers. To find success, members help each other by reviewing their profiles and portfolios. Last but not least, community members participate in contests and quizzes with exciting prizes.

Content Library

On the community's website, you will find blogs by topic. They are full of resources and tools about Web3, development, AR/VR, and Automation. Moreover, on the Discord server, there is an exclusive channel for resources. It has mostly Youtube videos and tutorials to learn about tech and programming.

Quote

"It has been an insightful experience to be part of the RPA developer camp and gain major knowledge and perception on this particular platform. It is helpful and instrumental towards learning new skills and meeting new endeavors." -Utsab Ray

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