Hack@Brown2015

February 7–8 • Providence, RI

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A different kind of hackathon.

Get ready for a weekend full of learning new technologies, making great friends, and pushing your limits. We’ll provide plenty of healthy food, awesome swag, and everything you need to carry out your craziest ideas.

Everyone is welcome.

Whether you’re making your first website, hardware hacking with an Arduino, or starting with design, Hack@Brown is for you. We’ll have great workshops, mentors from Oracle, Dropbox, Google (and more!), and most importantly, the perfect atmosphere for learning something new.

Ready? Let's go.

Saturday

Registration9:00–11:00

Check-in at Sayles Hall

Introduction & Kick-off! 11:00–12:00

Head to Salomon Auditorium

Lunch 12:00–1:00

Eat, mingle, brainstorm

Hacking Begins 1:00

Work time with snacks and hot-chocolate throughout

Dinner 6:00–7:00

Midnight Snack 12:00–1:00

Continue hacking... sleeping areas will be plentiful!

Sunday

Breakfast8:00–9:00

Hacking submissions due!12:00

Lunch 12:00–12:45

Demo Fair1:00–2:30

1st round judging. Judges will visit teams for informal demos and choose finalists. Feel free to check out other teams' projects!

Finalists Announced2:45

Awards3:00–4:30

Keynote, final demos, winners announced

Goodbye! 5:00

Clean up, pack up belongings, buses will be leaving at 5:00 pm

Our Thanks

To the companies that make this possible!

Peta Sponsor

Tera Sponsors

Giga Sponsors

Mega and Kilo Sponsors

Special Thanks to

Interested in sponsoring? More details here.

FAQ

Who can attend?

All undergraduate, graduate, and high school students from any school are welcome. If you are under 18, we’ll need a parental consent form.

How will you decide between applicants?

Applicants will be chosen based on a random lottery. Everyone is welcome to apply and attend!

Why, then, do you need my resume?

Resumes are completely optional, and are passed on to sponsoring companies for recruitment only if you’re admitted. They're in no way linked to the hackathon acceptance process, which will remain a random lottery.

How much is this going to cost me?

Hack@Brown is completely free, including food, drinks, and awesome swag.

How do I get there?

You can take Amtrak or the MBTA to Providence Station, a short walk from campus. We’re working on getting travel reimbursements and buses set-up for you! Hack@Brown will take place in Sayles & Wilson Halls at Brown University.

What about team sizes?

You’re welcome to have up to four people on a team. It is absolutely not necessary to have a team prior to coming to Hack@Brown—we’ll have a fun team-forming session at the beginning.

What should I bring?

Your valid student ID, laptop, phone, chargers, sleeping equipment, and lots of excitement. If you’re a minor, a parental consent form too that we’ll email to you.

I have a question that's not answered here!

We’re here for you! Send us an email at hello@hackatbrown.org or feel free to reach out to us on Twitter or Facebook.