Do you have some rockin’ UX chops, but need someone who can code? Or are you a front or backend developer with a UX idea that could use some refining?

If that sounds like you, then you may want to consider looking for a teammate to help you iron out the kinks and fill in the blanks of your submission. We’ve got a few tips for finding a teammate in case you need them.


Use the Competition Participants Page to Connect

In our experience, writing code is more fun with a friend. That’s why we made it easier to make new friends and find teammates for hackathons.

On the E.A.T. School Lunch UX Challenge participants tab, you can:

  • Look for teammates by introducing yourself to the community. Mention any ideas you have and what kind of teammates you’re looking for.
  • Sort participants by the number of projects listed on our website and followers they have or by registration date.
  • Search participants by name, skills, and portfolio info.
  • Reach out to potential teammates and get to know each other.
  • Collaborate on something amazing!


Start a Discussion Thread

If you’d rather start a conversation about your ideas and get others to come to you, consider starting a thread on the E.A.T. School Lunch UX Challenge Discussion Board. You don’t need to do a full reveal, but be sure to say enough about what you’d like to do / what you need to get potential teammates excited.


Ask for Help

We’ll be reaching out to you individually throughout the competition to see how you’re doing and ask how we can help. If you’re looking for a teammate and can tell us a bit about who you are and what you need, we’ll do what we can to point other appropriate participants in your direction.


Post a Proposal on the Video Wall

A picture is worth a thousand words, so - a video must be even better! Post a quick 30-second video to let other participants know what you’re up to and what resources you’re looking for. Don’t forget to include your name on Devpost so that they can contact you via the Participants page.


Connect via Slack

Join our E.A.T. School Lunch UX Challenge-only Slack channel. You can use this channel to not only talk in real time with other participants (and maybe find a teammate), and also to ask questions of the competition managers. Just make sure to be respectful – we all have the same goal (building cool stuff).