How much does the hackathon cost?
One-hundred percent, free of charge! Food and drinks will be provided for all attendees. Remember to mention dietary restrictions during registration.
Can my team bring things not mentioned under the recommended list?
Be reasonable. Personal items (i.e. items not used for a hackathon project) are allowed without asking beforehand. For extra equipment or hardware needed for the project, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Generally, we will allow most requests as long as you ask beforehand.
What if I have an unanswered question?
Email any questions you have to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll respond at earliest convenience.
What does my team need to bring?
We strongly recommend that every member of your team should bring a laptop, charger, sleeping bag, pillow, a clean change of clothes, and creativity. No school computers will be provided during the event.
Who can attend?
HackHW is open for all Harvard-Westlake students in 9-12th to attend. Prior programming experience or current enrollment in a programming class is not required. 7-8th graders and non Harvard-Westlake students will generally not be allowed to participate.
Are there any rules for the hackathon?
Yes. First, all projects have to be new ideas that have not been worked on previously. Second, have fun!
What is a "hackathon"?
A hackathon is an event where teams of students work together to create technical projects. These events foster teamwork and allow students to demonstrate their technical prowess.
Teams? Should I already have one?
Teams are a group of up to four students collaborating on a project. No teams are neccessary during the time of registration-- meeting and forming teams during the event is one of the best aspects of the hackathon. If you wish to form a team greater than 4 people, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Be cognizant that only 4 prizes can be awarded for each placement.
What if I know nothing about programming?
No fear, that is the exact purpose of the hackathon. Every past participant will tell you that learning is the majority of the process. We have provided resources and introductory documentation brought to you by the Harvard-Westlake Computer Science Club.
|4:30 pm||Opening Ceremony|
|5:00 pm||Form Teams|
|5:30 pm||Brainstorming Workshop|
|8:00 pm||Web Development Workshop|
|9:00 pm||iOS Development Workshop|
|7:30 am||Breakfast||12:00 pm||Lunch|
|1:00 pm||Begin Finalizing Projects|
|4:00 pm||Develop Presentations|
|5:30 pm||Present Projects|
|9:15 pm||Winners Announced and Closing Ceremony|