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Hackathon Platform Update : Improving Judging Experience

October 18, 2021
Hello everyone,

We are happy to share recent key product updates to Xathon. These updates have been mainly focused on use cases for hackathon judges and hackathon administrators on allocation and management of judges. Please see below:





  • Judge’s submission feedback now available to admins

An admin can now see (in UI) and download (in excel) judge’s feedback for a submission. They can see not only the latest feedback (n) but a previous one (n-1) as well, in case of multiple feedbacks given at different points in time.


  • Ability to restrict showing submission feedback to participants

An admin will now have the ability to restrict displaying the feedback to the participants and limiting the same to him/herself. This will help in scenarios where our customers may want to mediate the communication on evaluation of submissions.



  • Judges can now request resubmission from participants

If needed, a judge can now request a resubmission from participants. This will allow the participant to re-upload a submission for the duration of the round. This will be possible only in case of non-team events.






  • Manual allocation of Judges for Assessment as a Challenge

An admin can now allocate judges manually as well for assessment as a challenge in the manual evaluation round. This can be done using the existing Judge mapping sheet.



Other Key Improvement 

No ‘Team creation’ needed for participants in case of an individual event

Based on feedback from our key customers, we can altered the event registration flow for individual events. Participants will not be asked to create any team for such events. This should improve the UX in the event registration step.





Hope you are as excited as we are to try out these recent enhancements. Please feel free to reach out in case of any further information.


Best regards,

Kapil Malik

AVP, Products @ Mercer | Mettl



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