What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is an invention fair where students team up with their peers to create a product or software that solves a real world issue. At the end of the 24 hour work period, students present their innovations to a panel of judges, who give them feedback.

What should I bring?

First and foremost, you must bring your student ID in order for us to admit you into the event. Also, make sure to bring your laptop to work on and a sleeping bag to use in our designated sleeping area. We will be providing some hardware (details will be given on a later date) but if you plan on doing a hardware project, make sure to bring the supplies you need.

Who can participate?

Any high school student with a valid student ID card can participate in the hackathon. Regardless of prior experience or technical expertise, all students are welcome to participate in the event.

What can I build?

Any hardware or software product that your team can reasonably build in 24 hours. While whatever you build by no means has to be perfected, we would like to see some basic functionality working during the judging session. Projects will be judged on innovation, usefulness, and functionality.

How are teams formed?

At the beginning of the hackathon, students will have the opportunity to register themselves and up to 4 other students as a team. After the opening ceremony, we will hold a team matching event for students without a team.

More questions?

You can contact us at team@harkerhacks.com for more information.