Hackathons are events where "hackers" come together in teams with the intention of creating the best type of program (i.e. web app, iPhone app, etc.) or hardware project within a certain period of time. Most hackathons last between 24-48 hours and are full of caffeine, food, prizes, and little sleep.
Here is the latest news about our own hackathon:
HackBU 2024 is almost here!
Hi all! HackBU 2024 is on Saturday, so let’s talk details about the event :)
Regular Registration ended earlier this week, but we are still happy to take late registrations! We will also be able to accomodate walk-on registrations. If you’re on the fence, I highly recommend registering - it doesn’t hurt to save a seat, and showing up to the hackathon will be well worth your time.
Schedule and Location
The schedule for the hackathon has been published at https://hackbu.org/2024/schedule. Any last-minute changes (i.e. due to delays on the day-of) will be published to our Discord server. All participants, judges, and sponsors should join the Discord server to stay up-to-date.
The event locations given on that schedule are all rooms within the Innovative Technology Complex (ITC). Here’s the map for this year:
Notice how check-in is in a different spot this time. To enter HackBU, you must go through the main entrance of the Engineering & Science building:
I’ll cut to the chase: no OCCT shuttle this year. But, don’t worry! We are doing everything we can to make sure that you have options to get to the hackathon.
Firstly, we will be having a walking group at 11:00AM and 11:30AM on Saturday that start in the lobby of the University Union, and end at the ITC. It’s a 20 minute walk through campus, but it goes by quickly. And, remember, this used to be the only way to get to HackBU without a car :^)
Secondly, we are allocating a $1k+ travel fund for anyone who needs to use Uber or Lyft to get to the event. You can check out our reimbursement form to see the terms!
The Devpost is now up! The theme for the hackathon is “Hack Tomorrow”, and we have the following prize categories:
- #1/#2/#3 Best Hack: Overall best project.
- Best Technical Hack: Best project from the perspective of being technically impressive.
- Best Newbie Hack: Best project made by a team where at least half of the members have not done a hackathon before.
- Best Harpur Hack: Best project made by a team where at least half of the members are Harpur students (not including dual-degree students in Watson, sorry!).
We hope to see you at the hackathon! If there are any further questions, ping me on Discord or shoot us an email at [email protected] :)