Who Can Attend?
All students from any university in any country are welcome. Apply with your .edu email address.
What should I build?
You can make anything! Web, desktop, mobile, and hardware projects are all welcome. (All hacks need some software component, though.)
There are company sponsored miniHacks, with corresponding prizes. After the hacking is the BoilerMake expo.
Here you can demo you project to companies, the public, and the press;)
What should I bring?
- Water bottle
- Laptop (with charger)
- Any other hardware you plan to use
- Personal hygiene items (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)
- Change of clothes
- Sleeping bag, blanket, and pillow
How much does this event cost?
Admission is 100% completely free, and includes food and drink for the duration of the hackathon.
If you are accepted, we will send a bus to your school, and will bring you here to Purdue.
You will spend the entire time in the CoRec, and yes, there are showers.
How big are teams supposed to be?
Teams should be a maximum of four people. You can do it alone, but it'll be less fun!
We strongly encourage students to form/find teams at the event. The more the merrier!
What should I not bring?
Firearms, knives, and weapons of any kind are banned. If you can't bring it on an airplane, don't bring it here!
How does the application process work?
Applications are open from Nov 7th, 2013 until Dec 31st, 2013.
Everyone who has been accepted will receive an email (to their .edu) on Jan 7th, 2014.
You will receive even more awesome details about the event at that time.
Are we allowed to build on past projects? Other/old code?
We strongly discourage building off of existing projects you've worked on. To be fair to others,
let us know if you are using some of your old code in your hacks. Using third-party APIs and libraries is definitely okay,
as long as they're accessible by everyone else as well.
I have a question that's not listed here. Who should I ask?
You can get in touch with us via email, Twitter, or Facebook.