Saturday & Sunday
There are many definitions flying around, but for us, a hacker is someone who tinkers with technology to explore new uses.
A civic hackathon is focused on hacking social good projects raised by the community and solved by the community; using technological volunteerism to support ideas that would not have had the resources to come to fruition on their own.
A day where thousands of people from across the United States come together to collaboratively hack to improve their local community.
Of course! Entry is free to all registered participants.
Of course! We know you work hard throughout the weekend, so all your meals will be covered throughout the weekend. Don't worry, we have you covered on snacks.
It's a hackathon, but it's also still your weekend. Our kickoff event will have live music, and we have scheduled activities throughout the weekend to keep you active and engaged.
We don't recommend snoozing for too long, but a short power nap can work wonders! The outside grassy area near the Munday Library is perfect for a quick rest.
If you have them, we will take them! Whether you're a designer, write copy, or are an expert on another integral skill, we're looking for you.
All are welcome! Let us know where you are from!
Yes please! With hundreds of attendees, we wish that we had enough laptops for everyone. We will have Wi-Fi and a dedicated library computer lab available for basic support.
We can't stop you, but the success of projects rests on the shoulders of attendees and their project champions, so we hope that you can stay for the duration of the event and not leave your team in a lurch.
We have physical activities like yoga and spin classes to keep you moving through the weekend on top of all of our snack and food breaks. We understand that it's a long haul, so please practice self-care and let us know if we can help you out!
Ideally, during the kickoff and team formation periods, you can switch between teams. However, once you have committed to a project, we request that you remain with your team - they will need you!
On Saturday morning, you'll get the opportunity to pick your teams when you decide on the project you'd like to work on.
You decide who that will be based on the project you choose. Give yourself ample time to get to know your project champion before you hear them pitch by attending the Friday kickoff event. Mingle and find out more about the projects you want to work on.
ATX Hack for Change submissions remain the intellectual property of the participants that develop them. Participants are encouraged to open source their projects (by using public Github repos). We believe this because these projects will all have the motivation of serving the greater good and we want to encourage innovation in this space. But it's not necessary to require projects to be open-source.