Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of your most asked questions:
How do I sign up?
In order to participate, here are the steps:
What is a hackathon?
A hackathon is an event where people, alone or in a team, create a project within a given time frame. They are usually based on finding solutions to some particular tracks/problems. During hackathons, there are usually various workshops, for learning new skills, as well as guest speakers that you can interact with. In the end, all the projects will be judged, and the best ones will win various prizes.
So…will there be hacking?
Yes, although not in the way you probably think. You won't be breaking into security systems or anything like that. Hacking, in this case, is used to describe the process of creating something quickly and roughly. That is why we don't expect you to have a finished and polished project, but do expect some sort of basic functionality.
I don't know how to code. Can I attend?
For starters, you do not need to submit code! No-code creations are cool, too. Just make sure that it's a functional creation, not just a design.
In addition, you could team up with other people! Many teams have a designer who creates design concepts and aesthetics. You could also be the marketer of your project. Being able to present your project effectively in your given time may make or break your presentation. Hackathons need all sorts of people: you don't have to be the one who's coding.
Also, if you're a complete beginner, don't worry. We have a series of pre-hackathon workshop and events planned out to get you started.We will also have mentors available to help troubleshoot and provide further assistance if needed. Hackathons are great for helping you learn how to code! Workshops and mentors are here to help you with any problems that may arise.
I want to help out as a mentor, speaker, community partner or outreach partner. What should I do?
We would love to have you with us. Just fill this form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks!
What is the maximum team size? Do I need to have one?
You may work solo or in a team of up to 4 people.