What’s the best ways to find teammates?
Why do companies prefer hackathons to career fairs and what’s in it for students?
How do you get a competitive edge for the showcase portion?
Who should I ask when I’m stuck?
How does the judging process work?
Can I work on projects I’ve already started?
What if I can’t install large IDEs on my laptop?
Will there be food at the hackathon?
ANS: Yes. Lunch, dinner, and breakfast will be provided
Where do we submit the projects?
How much experience do we need to participate in the hackathon?
ANS: No prior experience needed. Hackathons are a great learning experience for a lot of different tools and languages and if you have any questions, mentors are available to help you through the HelpQ.
Is it alright if we don’t have a group?
ANS: Yes. You can work alone or create teams of up to 4 druing team-building events on the day-of
What is the maximum number of teammates in a team?
ANS: Up to 4 people per team
I’m on the waitlist, can I still get in?
ANS: Yes. If you appear on the opening ceremony of the day-of, we can check if there are any available spots
Do I need to be a CS/DS major to participate?
ANS: No. Freshman from any majors are welcome to participate.
Do I need to stay at the location for the whole 24-hours?
ANS: No. Just make sure to attend the opening, project demo, and closing.
Can I work somewhere outside of the hackathon location?
ANS: Yes, but only if it is agreed upon by your whole team. However, only participants working at the hackathon location can get access to recruiters and mentors.
When will I be notified of the application results?
ANS: September 13 through your email
When is the deadline to RSVP after getting the application results back?
ANS: September 15
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