What is a hackathon?
Pretty much the coolest thing ever. Hackathons create a framework for people to work together to solve problems, drive innovation, and build for the future. Here at HackPSU, our goal is to create a colloborative environment where people can both innovate and learn new skills.
Can high schoolers come?
Anyone in highschool, who is over the age of 18, may participate with a valid ID.
Do I need a team?
Not at all! While some people may come with teams ready, many others will not have created teams yet, or may only have partial teams. Before the event begins, we will have a team building workshop for all participants who need teams.
What is the Code of Conduct?
The MLH Code of Conduct ensures that all guests have a positive experience at our hackathon!
Who can participate?
MLH Hackathons are open to any student currently enrolled in full time higher education. Graduates who graduated less than a year ago may also attend.
How many people can be on a team?
Teams may be up to 5 people!
What should I bring?
You'll need a laptop, or some kind of device you can program on. You might also want to bring a toothbrush/toiletries. Make sure to have your student ID for check-in!
How do I get there?
The easiest way to get to State College is either by driving or taking a Megabus. We will be providing reimbursement for travel (more info to come).
How long is the hackathon?
The hackathon runs from 11:30am Saturday to 4:30pm Sunday, with hacking starting at 1:00pm Saturday and concluding 1:00pm Sunday, for a total of 24 hours.
How much does it cost?
$0! The event is completely free to attend!
What about food?
Food, drinks and snacks will all be provided for free! Make sure to let us know of any dietary restrictions when you register.
Is there travel reimbursement?
Yes! We will be offering travel reimbursement for hackers. The exact amounts are TBD.