Yes, but there's a little twist! The grand prizes are donations under your name to charities and causes! There will be grand prize winners for each track, novice prizes and many other company sponsored prizes as well.
HackDuke starts Saturday, November 2nd at 9:00 AM EST and ends on Sunday, November 3rd at 5:30 PM EST. It is hosted on Duke University's West Campus, in and around the Fitzpatrick Engineering Building, Durham, NC 27705.
Who can participate?
You can participate as long as you're a student (undergraduate or graduate) over 18 years old! If you're a new grad, we'd love to have you too.
I want to volunteer or mentor! How can I help?
To help with logistics day of, sign up to volunteer
. If you're looking to mentor hackers with tech or track knowledge, email us
! Both mentors and volunteers will get a special HackDuke T-shirt!
How can I become a sponsor?
Who can I work with?
Anyone, in a team of three to five! Get to know your fellow programmers better from your own and other schools! The only request that we have is that you make a new friend by talking to each other, our mentors and our experts!
Anything I should remember to bring?
Bring your laptop, chargers, ethernet cables (or use WiFi), toiletries/sleeping bags if you plan to stay the night, any Nerf gun arsenal you may have, as well as a spirit to Code for Good!
What can I make?
We welcome all software and hardware hacks that align to our tracks for impact. We will also have lab space for hardware hackers.
We will be sending two buses: one to UVA and VTech, and one to Georgia Tech, UNC and NC State. The max capacity of each bus is 60 people. Travel reimbursements will be taken on a case-by-case basis but carpoolers will be given priority. Learn more here
and apply for reimbursements here.
Isn't Datathon on the same day?
Yes, but you can definitely participate in both and we encourage you to! Any projects done using Datathon's dataset can be submitted to our Energy & Environment track on Sunday.