UPenn student @alexeymk put together this detailed planning checklist for student hackathons, including steps to take before, during and after the event:
Such a great way to share hard-earned knowledge and put future organisers' time and effort to better use! It applies the natural knowledge-sharing that follows hackathons, make-a-thons and collaborative innovation events to checklists and toolkits.
See also: Haiyan's tips post #ideomake http://labs.ideo.com/2012/04/02/ideomake/
Also see: OpenIDEO's Brainstorm in a Box