How to make your video great

As the deadline(July 28, 8:00 pm PT) for submitting your demo video approaches, we wanted to provide you with some valuable tips. The demo video is the key ingredient for making a lasting impression on the judges. Keep it snappy and concise while ensuring you effectively communicate the functionalities, user experience, and the TiDB features you use.

Here are some guidelines to make your demo video truly outstanding:

:pencil2: Meet the Hackathon requirement:

  • Ensure that the length of the video is under 4 minutes.

  • You can include PPT (not mandatory) along with application demonstrations.

  • Uploaded your video to YouTube and publicly viewable. It can be unlisted but must be viewable via the link. Copy and paste the YouTube link to the designated submission portal

  • Show off your application’s best features and user flows.

:memo: A snappy introduction:

  • Who is your target audience? Make it clear!

  • What problem are you solving or what user needs are you addressing? Spark their curiosity!

  • How are you addressing the problem/need from the user’s perspective?

:computer: Technology & TiDB Serverless integration:

  • How did you cleverly incorporate TiDB serverless into your project? Impress us!

  • Give us a brief overview of your technology:

    • How did you tackle key technical challenges? Wow us with your brilliance!

    • What unique features have you built into the application? Stand out from the crowd!

    • Highlight your main product qualities or achievements. Let your success shine!

:sparkles: Share project progress:

  • Share your current development progress of the project

  • Share your development plan for the remaining part of the hackathon

:alarm_clock: Submit on time:

  • Finally, don’t forget to submit your demo video by the specified deadline. Late submissions will not be considered, so make sure you plan your time effectively to complete and upload your video on time.

:triangular_flag_on_post:Start submission now[insert submission link: Devpost]

Remember: once you submit a project, you can keep editing it as needed at any time prior to the submission deadline. Need a primer on how the submission form works? Head over to our submission form tutorial.

We hope these tips will assist you in creating an outstanding demo video that effectively represents your project. Good luck with your final submissions!

If you have any further questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us through Discord Channel.