Participation in Hackathons: A Multi-Methods View on Motivators, Demotivators and Citizen Participation

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Hackathons are problem-focused programming events that allow conceiving, implementing, and presenting digital innovations. The number of participants is one of the key success factors of hackathons. In order to maximize that number, it is essential to understand what motivates people to participate. Previous work on the matter focused on quantitative studies and addressed neither the topic of demotivators nor the relationship between participation in hackathons and citizen participation, although hackathons constitute a promising participation method where citizens can build their own project, amongst other methods such as meetings or online platforms. Therefore, in this study, we examined a specific hackathon organized in Belgium and collected data about the motivators and demotivators of the participants through a questionnaire and in-depth interviews, thereby following a multi-methods approach. This study contributes to the scarce theoretical discussion on the topic by defining precisely the motivators and demotivators and provides recommendations for hackathon organizers to help them bring in more participants. Furthermore, from our exploration of the relationship between participation in hackathons and citizen participation, we suggest a citizen participation ecosystem embedding hackathons to provide benefits for the society.
langue originaleAnglais
Pages229-246
Nombre de pages18
Les DOIs
Etat de la publicationPublié - 1 janv. 2020
EvénementInternational Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science - Limassol, Chypre
Durée: 23 sept. 202025 sept. 2020
Numéro de conférence: 14

Une conférence

Une conférenceInternational Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science
Titre abrégéRCIS2020
PaysChypre
La villeLimassol
période23/09/2025/09/20

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