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Binghamton University

Hack Tomorrow

What can you build in 24 hours?

Design

If you're a designer, you are able to bring your knowledge of visual principles and aesthetics to HackBU. Collaborating with developers will allow all parties to flourish, building beautiful and functional hacks.

Code

Programmers galore! Without programmers we wouldn't be much of a hackathon. Whether your interest lie in mobile, web, machine learning, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, artificial reality, or any of the other possible direction, we want you at HackBU. You do not need experience in any of these, all that matters is you have the drive.

Create

Most important, be creative. Do you have some outlandish idea that you don't think you could ever make? Create it at HackBU! We want nothing more than to help you unleash the creativity inside you, we'll take care of the rest.

HackBU is a 350-student hackathon at Binghamton University that aims to foster students' passion and interest for challenging themselves with interesting problems.


Where

85 Murray Hill Road
Vestal, NY 13850

When

Feb. 8th - 9th,
2020

Schedule

Saturday

11:00am

Registration Opens (ENT)

12:15pm

Opening Ceremony (SH)

12:15pm

Late Registration Opens (ENT)

1:00pm

Hacking Begins (ITC)

1:30pm

Lunch (R)

2:00pm

Late Registration Closes (ENT)

2:00pm

Team Forming and Brainstorming Event (R)

2:30pm

Afternoon Snacks Served (R)

3:00pm

Mentor Speed Dating (Sign ups here) (R)

4:00pm

Women in Tech Fireside Chat (CR)

5:00pm

Viacom Talk (CR)

6:00pm

Dinner (R)

6:30pm

BUDSA Talk (SH)

8:00pm

Erik Langert Talk (SH)

11:30pm

Late Night Poker for with Steven Moore (R)

Sunday

12:00am

Midnight Snack (R)

7:00am

Early Morning Cartoons (SH)

9:00am

Sunday Breakfast (R)

11:00am

SHPE Talk

12:00pm

Hacking Ends (ITC)

12:30pm

Lunch (R)

1:30pm

Round 1 Judging Begins (R)

2:30pm

Round 2 Judging Begins (R)

2:30pm

Open Expo Begins (R)

3:15pm

Open Expo Ends (R)

3:45pm

Closing Ceremony (R)

4:00pm

Event Concludes (ITC)

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

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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 students 18 and older. You don't need to be a computer science major or a Binghamton University student to participate!

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.

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.

What should I bring?

Bring your computer, hardware, chargers, toiletries, a sleeping bag, and anything you might need for an overnight stay.

Is there a Code of Conduct?

You must agree to the HackBU code of conduct to participate in the event.

Will there be food?

Yes. We'll be providing meals and snacks throughout the event!