HackTX is a place to grow. Challenge yourself to learn something, break something, or create something. Whether you are a computer prodigy or a complete beginner, HackTX is for you. Join us for one intense weekend where you will push the limits, make new friends, and build great things!
Hacking / Lunch
Dinner is Served
Late Night Snack
Hacking is Over
What is HackTX?
HackTX is a 24 hour student hackathon at The University of Texas at Austin in the Student Activity Center (SAC). Its mission is to enable awesome students around Texas.
What is a hackathon?
A hackathon is a magical event where students spend hours and hours building an idea into reality. It's about learning new things and coming up with creative solutions with technology.
Who can attend?
HackTX only accepts current students (undergraduates, graduates, or high school students at least 18 years old). No other requirements necessary.
When does registration open?
Registration will open on Sept. 1st 12:00pm CST. If you are accepted, you’ll have seven days to confirm your attendance. Sign up for our newsletter and we will send you a reminder before registration.
What are the rules?
All code must be written at the event. You can't demo something you didn't build. Don't talk about Fight Club. All attendees (hackers, supporters, mentors, volunteers, etc) must abide by the Code of Conduct.
What should I bring?
Yourself, your valid university ID (or driver's license if in high school), a laptop, chargers, or anything else you might need within the 24 hours. Firearms, weapons, alcohol, illegal drugs, or power tools are not allowed. Smiles and awesomeness are welcome.
Do you give travel reimbursements?
We provide buses from nearby schools. If you want a bus from your school? Fill out our bus request form. We do not provide reimbursements for those who fly in, but we will provide some awesome high fives.
How much money will this cost me?
Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Nothing. Gratis. It's free. HackTX provides students with WiFi, meals, swag, workspace, and prizes for the entire event.
How do teams work?
Teams can be up to 5 members. If you don't have a team, check out our Facebook group for attendees. Joining a team of new friends is the best part of a hackathon.
What if this FAQ didn’t answer my questions?
Please email us at email@example.com if you still have any questions! We will be happy to answer them.
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