FAQs

What is HackUConn?

It is a 24-hr event where people come together to work on an idea around specific pain points in an industry or for fun! People present these ideas at the end of the event for prizes.

Can I attend?

Anyone over the age of 18 is eligible to attend.

Where is it?

HackUConn 2018 will take place in Werth Tower 1st and ground floors (former NextGen Hall).

Do I need a team?

It is not necessary to arrive at the hackathon with a team. Most participants arrive as individuals and form teams with others they meet at the event. You may also work alone but take note that most winners are teams with diverse skill sets.

Will you provide travel reimbursements?

Unfortunately, we will not provide any travel reimbursements.

Do I need to major in computer science to attend?

This event is open to all majors! It is encouraged that your team have a multidisciplinary team.

What should I bring?

Your laptop, charger, and sleeping bag/other overnight items like clothes and toiletries if you plan on staying the night. We will have air mattresses available on a first come first serve basis.

Is the event free?

Yes!

Where can I find the schedule of the event?

A schedule is available on our website and may be updated/changed as the event gets closer.

What prototyping materials are provided?

A full list of equipment will be posted the day of the event. But you can expect there will be Arduinos, Legos, crafting supplies, and you will also have access to laser cutters and 3D printers available courtesy of the Learning Community Innovation Zone.

What other resources are provided?

There is a wealth of intellectual prowess at the hackathon, and we encourage participants to seek advice and guidance from the mentors, speakers, and organizers who will be available throughout the weekend as you develop your solution and final presentation pitch. The mentors, speakers, and organizers have diverse backgrounds ranging from healthcare, business, entrepreneurship, engineering, software and app development, marketing and design, and regulatory.

Are teams expected to continue after?

We encourage teams to continue working even after the hackathon and have programs and resources to help you take what you’ve done to the next level, but ultimately the decision is completely up to you and your team whether you wish to continue.

Extra questions?

Please email us and we'll respond to you as soon as possible!