As long as you’re a college student and 18 or older, you’re invited to apply to HackUConn! High school students are not eligible to attend.
HackUConn 2018 will take place at UConn’s Storrs campus at NextGen Hall and Laurel Hall
It is not necessary to arrive at the hackathon with a team. Most participants arrive as individuals and form teams with other participants over the weekend.
Not at this time, but we may be arranging a bus to pick up students from New York City and Boston. Stay tuned!
No not at all. Anyone who can build anything or describes themselves as entrepreneurial is eligible and encouraged to apply. We will be hosting several intro courses throughout the event for anybody interested in learning how to program or set up a website as well!
Bring a laptop for hacking and a valid student ID for admission into the event. We will provide everything else and more, including free food, giveaways, and hacker love.
Yes! Because of the generosity of our sponsors, we are able to make the event free for everyone. However you must still apply and be accepted as we have a limited number of spots.
We'll be releasing the schedule soon. Stay tuned!
For those teams wishing to build physical prototypes, we will have a limited selection of prototyping supplies including LEGOs, Arduinos, foam, and craft supplies. If the supplies we provide do not meet your team’s needs, you are more than welcome to obtain what you need from nearby stores.
There is a wealth of intellectual prowess at the hackathon, and we encourage participants to seek advice and guidance from the mentors, speakers, and organizers who will be available throughout the weekend as you develop your solution and final presentation pitch. The mentors, speakers, and organizers have diverse backgrounds ranging from healthcare, business, entrepreneurship, engineering, software and app development, marketing and design, and regulatory.
We encourage teams to continue working even after the hackathon, and have programs and resources to help you take what you’ve done to the next level, but ultimately the decision is completely up to you and your team whether you wish to continue.
Please email us and we'll respond to you as soon as possible!