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Welcome to HackUConn 2020: Sustainability

We Are HackUConn.

Join us for the 6th annual HackUConn event on March 28th-March 29th 3-3pm. HackUConn is a 24-hour, student-led “hackathon” hosted at the UConn Storrs campus. This year, we’re bigger and better than ever with more prizes, more sponsors, more speakers, more food, and more innovation – are you up for the challenge?

What is HackUConn?

HackUConn is a 24-hour marathon event that brings together students of all disciplines in hopes of finding innovative solutions for today’s biggest problems. Students are provided mentoring and workshops from industry professionals and are tasked with bringing their solutions to life. Not a programmer or a coder? No problem! This “hackathon” tasks teams and individuals with providing any solution to the given topic, ranging from applications to material prototypes to strategic plans and more. At HackUConn, there’s a spot for everybody in every major.

Prizes and Giveaways

We’ve got tons of awesome prizes in store for this year’s participants. Following our theme of sustainability, we will be giving participants reusable bags, handmade plants, and of course t-shirts! In addition to this SWAG, teams will get a chance to compete for one of our coveted cash prizes. 

Prize Structure

First Place: $2,500/maximum up to $500 per student 

Second Place: $2,000/maximum up to $400 per student

Third Place: $1,000/ up to $200 per student

Food

Food will be provided throughout the entire event. This includes fun snacks, much-needed energy drinks, some midnight pizza, and catered meals from various restaurants right here in Storrs! Have any special dietary restrictions? Let us know so we can accommodate you.

Venue

HackUConn will be hosted on the first and ground floors of Werth Tower (formerly NextGen Hall and WRT on the campus map.pdf). We hope to see you there!

Sponsors

None of this would be possible without our generous sponsors. Stay tuned to learn more about them as we get closer to our event. 

We’re happy to announce we have over 150 new participants signed up for HackUConn 2020 after the involvement fair! It’s not too late, click the link in our bio to register 🌱 ...

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Stop by our table at the involvement fair to get a FREE bamboo plant and find out how you can participate in HackUConn this year! 🌱 ...

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This year’s HackUConn theme is Sustainability, and we were just ranked 11th in Sustainability University Rankings! Sign up for HackUConn and see how you can contribute and make a difference 🌱 ...

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