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Binghamton University

What can you build in 24 hours?

Design

Whether you're an experienced UX/UI designer or simply have an artistic eye, your aesthetic skills will come in handy. Successful hacks are both beautiful and functional!

Code

If you're interested in mobile or web development, machine learning, virtual or augmented reality, blockchain, cybersecurity, data science - or something entirely different - HackBU is the place to explore it. Our mentors will offer help in their areas of expertise.

Create

Are you a creator, builder, inventor, or entrepreneur? Regardless of your experience, we want you to discover how to take your ideas one step further. You'll be able to network, meet amazing people, and attend tech talks to fuel your creativity.

HackBU brings together around 350 collegiate students across the Northeast to collaborate on innovative projects, discover new technologies, network with recruiters, and compete for prizes.


Where

85 Murray Hill Road
Vestal, NY 13850

When

February 9 — 10, 2019

Schedule

Saturday

11:00am

Registration Opens

12:30pm

Opening Ceremony

1:15pm

Hacking Begins + Team Building

1:45pm

Lunch

4:00pm

Yoga Session I

4:50pm

Yoga Session II

5:30pm

Viacom Tech Talk

6:00pm

Dinner

7:30pm

Information Session with Viacom

9:00pm

Data Science Talk with BUDSA

Sunday

1:00am

Late Night Snack

9:30am

Breakfast

12:30pm

Hacking Ends

1:00pm

Cyber Security Talk

1:30pm

Lunch

2:30pm

Judging Begins

3:00pm

Open Expo

3:30pm

Closing Ceremony

Resources for New Hackers

Lessons and Tutorials

Interactive Coding Lessons

Computer Science Video Series

Intro to Computer Science

Programming Challenges

Coding with Pictures

iOS App Tutorial

Web Development Lessons

Intro to Data Science

Android App Tutorial

APIs and Project Ideas

Search Tweets

Link with Snapchat

Use Map Services

Add Payment Capabilities

Send Emails

Analyze Text Sentiment

Enable Translation

Use Image and Video Recognition

Optimize Communications

Work with Music

HackBU would not be possible without our sponsors

Sponsors




Frequently Asked Questions

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 problem-solving.

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 of time.

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 overnight stay.

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 the event!