October 20 - 21
AT&T Conference Center


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What is HackTX?

HackTX is an annual 24-hour hackathon at The University of Texas at Austin where students can make their ideas real. It's about learning new skills and coming up with creative solutions using technology. To help along the way, we provide mentorship and workshops. Beginners are welcome! Check out pictures from our previous events!

Who can attend?

The event is open to college students over 18 years old. This includes undergraduates and grad students. We welcome hackers of all levels of experience. With workshops to learn the basics and mentors to guide hands-on, beginners are given the change to learn new skills. For more experienced hackathon participants, there are exciting mini-events and challenges!

Who are the Freetail Hackers?

We're a group of UT Austin students who love organizing hackathons for college students. We also love going to them. If you enjoy both of these, you should apply to join our team when applications open in December! Application will be posted on our Facebook page. Need to reach out to us about any further questions or want to work with us for the next event? Email us at [email protected]!

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Frequently asked questions

What should I bring?

Yourself, your valid university ID, a form of ID proving you are over 18 years old, a laptop, chargers, or anything else you might need within the 24 hours. Firearms, weapons, alcohol, illegal drugs, and power tools are not allowed. Smiles and high-fives are welcome.

Do y'all give travel reimbursements?

We would like to provide opportunity for all hackers to attend HackTX. We will be giving out a limited number of travel reimbursements. We will not be providing reimbursements to college students in the Austin metro area. Devpost submissions will be required for reimbursements. We will require proof of transactions in order to reimburse. Reimbursements will be capped at $50.

How much money will this cost me?

Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada. Nothing. Gratis. It's free. Freetail Hackers provides students with Wi-Fi, meals, swag, workspace, and prizes for all of our events!

What do I wear?

Wear whatever you are most comfortable in! No need to wear anything professional. However, we do require you to be within the MLH Code of Conduct.

Any rules?

All work must be done 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 MLH Code of Conduct.

Where is HackTX 2018?

HackTX will be hosted at the AT&T Conference Center.

When is HackTX 2018?

It'll be October 20 - 21, 2018! Exact times are TBD.

What if this FAQ didn’t answer my questions?

Please email us at [email protected] if you still have any questions! We will be happy to answer them.