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8 months ago

A video is worth 1000 words

These are your last few days to submit your project. Update or Finish your Submission so you don’t forget. 

Reminder: On Monday Jan 31th @ 12 PM ET / 3 PM PT join us for the last check-in before the due date on the Digital HQ Slackathon workspace. 

Your video is a major component of your submission. Here are some helpful tips for you to plan, create, and publish a winning video. 

Get organized. Write out a script of what you need to say, demonstrate in your video, and rehearse it before recording. A good script should: 

  • Be 3 minutes or less.
  • Include your elevator pitch of why you built your project. 
  • Show a demo of your project in action to prove it is a real application and not just an animation. 
  • Explain your development approach. 
  • Explain how you identified the problem and solution.

Start Recording. The great thing about pre-recorded demo videos is that it doesn’t have to be perfect in one shot. Here are some suggestions for recording: 

  • Windows (Windows 10 has a built-in tool called Game Bar to help you record your screen)
  • Mac (Using Screenshot in the QuickTime Player app, you can make a video recording of your computer screen)
  • Get a friend or family member to watch your video to collect feedback. 

Upload. Don't wait until the last minute to upload your video. Uploading could take anywhere from a few minutes to several hours. 

  • Upload your video to YouTube, Vimeo, or Facebook Video. 
  • Make sure your video is public and playback is allowed so it can be played on other sites.  
  • Add the link to your video to your project submission.

We can’t wait to see your project and how you showcase it in your video. 

Lights, Camera, Action!