In this context, the word "hack" means to create. A hackathon is an event where people come together for 24 hours to make something using the wonders of technology. But, the goal of a hackathon isn't just to create something: it's also to learn. Hackathons are the time to experiment with new technologies, APIs, SDKs, or even learn to code from scratch.
Anyone currently in high school is elgible to apply.
None at all. Hackathons are a fantastic place to learn and get advice from experienced hackers. We'll also host plenty of workshops and have plenty of mentors so by the end of the 24 hours you'll have a working project even if you haven't coded a day in your life before. We also host a prize for best beginner hack.
A sum total of $0.00. Even meals, snacks, caffeine, sodas, and other drinks are provided. Our goal is to let you hack worry free.
Bring a form of photo ID (school IDs are fine), a laptop, and a charger. If you don't have a laptop, email [email protected] and we'll find something for you. While we will be providing some hardware, if you need something special, also bring that. Also, if you want to sleep, bring a sleeping bag.
You are responsible for finding your own transportation. Ideally, try and find a ride because we don't recommend driving back for safety reasons after a hackathon. We can help find you a carpool.
We are still finalizing the exact times, but the current plan is to open doors at 4:30PM on March 17 for a 5:00PM opening ceremony and then finish at 6:00PM on March 18th. We'll keep the website updated with the latest information.
Up to 4 people.
All accepted hackers will be given an invitation to a Facebook group which can be used to find teammates. Additionally, the event will feature a team-forming event. Obviously, if you have friends going to the event, you are welcome to just team up with them; however, it is often more fun to code with new people.
Applications will close on February 21st at 11:59PM PST.
Nope. Because it was our first year last year, we wanted to be cautious for liability reasons. This year everything you'll need to do for liability reasons are part of the application so you won't need to do anything once you are accepted.
Yes, there is. Nothing too out of the ordinary though. Generally, be nice to others. If you want the full guide, we are using the MLH code of conduct which can be found here.
Shoot us an email at [email protected]