Here at Southwest Hacks, we believe a hack is more than just a creative solution to a problem. A hack should bring people together and make them proud of their accomplishments; it becomes great when something is learned in the process. A Hackathon is a competition that fosters learning, creating, and collaborating in an energetic environment which inspires everyone to do their best work. Southwest Hacks is cultivating a tradition of excellence within the growing community of hackers in the Southwest. Together we can grow a technical culture which embodies innovation and a sense of community that persists beyond our weekend-long journey!



Where is Southwest Hacks happening?

The event will be at the Tempe campus of Arizona State University at the Memorial Union building.

What is a hackathon? Why are we hacking?

A hackathon is a competition in which small teams quickly build a solution to a problem. Here, "Hack" takes the meaning, a clever solution to an interesting problem.

What do I build?

Anything your heart desires! You could build an iPhone application, a troupe of acrobatic drones, or Skynet!

How much does this event cost?

It's free! Hackerspace and meals are provided at no cost to you!

Who is allowed to come to the event?

Any student 18 or older.

I am a beginner. Should I participate?

Of course! Hackathons are some of the most rapid learning experiences you could hope for. Even if you are new to something, there are a host of hackers who are in the same boat, and experienced hackers who are ready to give you a boost!

What if I don't have a team?

We will be running team formation and ideation workshops at the beginning of the event to help you find others to work with.

What should I bring?

A laptop computer, charger, and basic amenities such as a sleeping bag, pillow, and toothbrush and any other hacking supplies you need!



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