Team roles

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A great aspect of hackathons is that you work in teams on specific projects.  Teams can function more smoothly when team members have different roles. The team members will work together to assign roles on the first day.  *These roles are the most critical.

RolesWhat does this person do?
Team lead*understands and communicates scientific objectives. The team lead coordinates work, schedules meetings, helps organize the steps
Tech lead (computer)*helps team members with Slack, Google Drive, and other software.
Tech lead (wet lab)understands the experiments, helps with lab technique
Writer*records group progress, enters information in template
Technical writerwrite instructions
Data huntersfind data, know databases
Quality control, testing  testing software, or testing instructions, identify QC points for wet lab experiments
Subject matter expertsfind and read papers, find details
coding (only some teams)write short pieces of code
artisthelp design team logo
subject matter
expert 
person who knows about the subject
purchasing expertfind where to order things
slide makerThis can also be the writer, or team lead.  This person makes the Powerpoint or Keynote slides for the presentations