What is HackBU?
HackBU is a student-run organization at Binghamton
University. We aim to create a community where
students can explore technology outside the classroom.
We mentor students, hold weekly workshops, and, most
importantly, share our interest in programming and
What happens at a hackathon?
At a hackathon, "hackers" form teams with the intention
of creating the best type of program (e.g. web app,
iPhone app) or hardware hack within a certain period
Who can attend?
This event is open to all Binghamton University students
18 and older. You don't need to be a computer science
major or engineer to participate!
What if I'm not from Binghamton?
No problem! We would still love for you to attend.
When you register, select "Non-Binghamton Student"
and bring your travel receipts so we can reimburse
your expenses (cap will be evaluated soon).
What if I'm a newbie?
Don't worry, beginners are welcome! Come to HackBU's weekly
workshops to learn how to code. Sign up for our
mailing list here. If you're not a BU student, check out what clubs your school has to offer.
What should I bring?
Bring your computer, hardware, chargers, toiletries, a
sleeping bag, and anything else you might need for an
Do I need a team or idea to sign up?
No! We recommend registering with friends but there will
be opportunities to brainstorm with and meet other
participants at the hackathon.
Will there be food?
Yes. We'll be providing meals and snacks throughout