Resource Toolkit

Below are free resources for attendees to develop their ideas.

Project Management and Team Collaboration

Asana Team task management and so much.   
Google Drive A communication and organizational tool to keep the team on the same page. Does it all, from projection ideation (docs) to file uploading. 
Pitcherific Pitcherific helps with preparing and rehearsing your pitches, so you don't have to be all shaky on stage. 
f.lux Save your eyes from blue light eye strain. F.lux makes the color of your computer's display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day. 

Design & Inspiration:

Pttrns Same as Pattern Tap but for mobile design patterns. (iOS and Android) 
UX Archive One of the best Mobile UX websites. Can't figure out a certain User Flow for your mobile hack? UX Archive lists just about every flow or user task from the best apps out.
Stock Photos That Don't Suck Finding great stock photos is a pain. You're left with either low-res amateur photos, people wearing cheesy headsets, or photos that are out of budget for the project you're working on. This is an ongoing list of the best stock photo sites that  @dustin put together.
100 Days of Fonts A great place to find beautiful combinations and usages of Google Fonts and color schemes.
User Inter Faces A database of profile pictures for mockups and demoes (many can be used on live websites as well)! 
Graphic Burger An array of design resources such as: Mock-ups, UI Kits, Icons, Backgrounds, etc. 


The Noun Project Thousands of amazing icons useful for your hacks.
Icon Monstr Great icon sets for just about anything.
Icon Moon High-quality and varied icon fonts and icon packs.


Github Student Pack If you're a student, you should already have this free resource pack from GitHub. 
ngrok A reverse tunnel. Run a server locally in any language and give it a public domain. Good for testing and demoing. 
Fenix Web Server A simple local webserver. Work on multiple sites simultaneously and serve any number of HTTP projects side by side with a simple GUI. 
Vagrant Create and configure lightweight, reproducible, and portable development environments. Don't mess up your dev box by installing all kinds of stuff that might conflict with your existing dev setup. Instead use dev environments using Vagrant or even   Docker
Atom An open source and customizable programming IDE for just about anything. 
Sublime Text A sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose.
Homebrew (Mac) Homebrew is the missing package manager for macOS, it installs the stuff you need that Apple didn't. 
BrowserSync Like livereload but better, time synced browser testing. Useful when sharing a design to teammates and on multiple devices. Usually used with   gulp or grunt watch tasks.
Origami (macOS) Origami is a free tool for designing modern user interfaces and interactions. Created by Facebook. 
Alexa Skills Kit Voice enable any app or service with Amazon Alexa.
Studio 3T A GUI that will make navigating MongoDB much quicker and easier.
Code Pen An HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code editor in your browser with instant previews and tons of snippets and inspiration.
Cody House A free library of very useful HTML, CSS, and JS nuggets with comprehensive tutorials.
Hover A CSS3 Animation hover effects library. A quick and useful way to add a layer of polish to your interactions.
Start Bootstrap Free Bootstrap starter templates for different types of sites. A good place to start and build upon.
Boot Snipp Free Bootstrap code snippets for design elements. Similar to Pattern Tap but with provided code.

Project Hosting

AWS 12 months free on a ton of different services.
Azure $200 credit to explore services for 30 days, 12 months of popular free services, Always free 25+ services. 
IBM Cloud No time limit, No credit card required, 256 MB of Cloud Foundry memory, 1 instance per Lite plan, App auto-sleep, Service garbage collection. 
Run apps for free using a monthly pool of free dyno hours. These are Linux containers and the free plan includes 550-1000 monthly hours.

Marketing Research

A good pitch will include research about competitors and customers.  Here are a few tools that can help.  
Think with Google: learn about emerging trends and consumer insights.  
Google Trends: see what's trending on Google.  
AngelList: find competitor legal technology solutions.  
AYTM: online market research.
Marketing Strategy 
A good pitch could include an approach to marketing.  Here are a few tools for SEO and other marketing efforts to help you develop your strategy. 
Google AdWords: attract more views for your website and target specific customers.  
SEMRUSH: all-in-one digital marketing toolkit.  
Quantcast: use machine learning to measure customer growth. 
Video and Presentation Tools  
Prezi: create dynamic presentations.  
SlideShare: share your presentations with the world.  
Haiku Deck: create web-based and mobile presentations (includes a sample start-up presentation deck).  
GoAnimate: create animated videos. 
Wireframe Tools  
Balsamiq: rapid fire wire framing tool.  
Mockingbird: website wireframes.  
iPlotz: wireframing, prototypes and mockups

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