The largest university hackathon in North Texas
Join us for 24 hours as we build apps, hardware and more at the beautiful UT Dallas campus. Whether you're a seasoned hackathon goer or just getting started, we'd love to see you there.
Have a specific idea in mind? At HackUTD, you can compete in challenges for specific categories of projects. Best of all, if your project answers multiple challenges, you will be judged for all of them!
Have questions about HackUTD? Read on.
Who, When, & Where?
HackUTD VI will run for 24 hours on November 9th & 10th at the University of Texas at Dallas, open to all college students. We allow students in high school to participate only if they are 18+ by the time of the hackathon.
How's parking & travel reimbursement?
Flight reimbursement is now closed. Only those who registered and booked their flight before 9/16/2019 will recieve flight reimbursement. HackUTD is offering travel reimbursements to a limited number of participants. Travel reimbursement should be able to cover the cost of gas or bus tickets. We will try our best to cover plane tickets but it is unlikely we will be able to cover the full amount. Travel reimbursements will be through PayPal and distributed within a week after the event ends. To qualify for reimbursement you must check in at registration and check in Sunday at 5 after the closing ceremony ends. You must also email receipts to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight Monday November 11th to be reimbursed.
What kind of project can I work on?
Whatever you'd like. Software, hardware, design, music, art, animation — take your pick. In addition to traditional prizing for top projects, we'll be awarding prizes to best projects in design, arts, and more.
Teams should be groups of up to 4 students. You can also work alone, but we encourage collaborating with the other great minds at HackUTD.
Can I work on something I've already started?
Not if you'd like to be judged. Previously developed libraries & using open-source code are all clear, however.
I haven't been to a hackthon before...?
Awesome! We love newcomers as much as veterans. Hit us up if you've got any questions not answered here.
What should I bring?
Whatever you need to create. Hardware, computers, machines, and whatever else. Don't forget hygiene. We'll be providing some hardware first-come, first-served.
What shouldn't I bring?
A bad attitude. Come with an open mind & be ready to build.
I'm not a college student. Can I participate?
We're open to high school students 18 years of age or older. In the industry? If you're interested in being a mentor, drop us a line.
I don't know how to code. Can I participate?
Yes! Hackathons are a great place to learn, and every team needs a variety of skill sets.
How can I get in touch?
What is your code of conduct?
View our Code of Conduct, set forth by Major League Hacking, here.
This is your weekend to innovate. We'll throw in swag, food, and epic events to keep you going. At UT Dallas's newest building, Engineering & Computer Science West, you'll have the perfect environment to build anything.
24 hours of innovation
Food's on us, code's on you.