FAQ

A hackathon - or hacking marathon - is an event that promotes self-expression and creativity through technology. Anyone with or without a technical background can attend to learn, build, and share new things. Hackers form teams around a problem or idea, collaboratively build or code a unique solution from scratch, and compete for prizes with other teams.

In accordance with university guidelines and with campus safety in mind, BoilerMake IX will be a hybrid event. Purdue students will be able to apply to attend the in-person events. All hackers, regardless of location, will be able to virtually participate in BoilerMake.

Absolutely! We would like to recreate the community environment of a hackathon through both in-person and virtual means. We will be able to provide more specific information on the hybrid format at a later date!

No problem! Come to BoilerMake to learn a new skill and meet people. We'll have tech talks, a Slack workplace to ask questions, and engineers from sponsoring companies to help you build something you can be proud of. This is your best chance to learn alongside many other driven hackers!

You can have a maximum of 4 people on your team.

Yes! BoilerMake is completely free for all attendees.

BoilerMake is open to all undergraduate college students who are of age 18 or older.

Feel free to email [email protected] for info about our waitlist, and we will do our best to accommodate you as space opens up at our event.

We set a deadline to ensure that all applications are given equal consideration to attend BoilerMake. Feel free to email [email protected] for info about our waitlist, and we will do our best to accommodate you as space opens up at our event.

Please email us at [email protected]!