Frequently Asked Questions
Who can attend?
Anyone currently enrolled in a high school, undergraduate, or graduate program can attend.
What if I don't have a lot of experience?
First and foremost, hackathons are a learning experience. It wouldn't be fun if you knew exactly what to do. If you need help getting started or just can't find the source of a "new feature" we have a team of mentors at your disposal.
What if I don't have an idea or team?
There are plenty of other hackers with your same dilemma that you can join forces with. Thirty six hours is plenty of time for a couple hours of brainstorming.
Will travel be reimbursed?
Partially, depending on how many people travel from afar. We would like to fully reimburse everybody, but it is not financially possible for us. We will be setting up a reimbursement application soon and everyone who fills it out will be reimbursed a certain percentage of their travels.
How much does it cost?
Nothing. Food, drinks, power, building materials, and machine time are provided for free.
What should I bring?
Besides your computer, bring anything that you'd like to hack with or that would make your 36 hour sleepover more comfortable.