FAQ

Making a trip to Dallas?

We're currently finalizing details for our Fall 2016 hackathon. Stay tuned on our social media pages!

Who can attend?

All creators are welcome! This includes high schoolers, undergraduate students, graduate students, and professionals!

How big are teams?

Teams are composed of 2-5 people. You can do it alone, but it'll be less fun!

What if I don't have teammates?

We'll have a scheduled time where people can form teams after the opening ceremony. Before then, join us at the HackDFW Attendees Page!

What should I bring?

Laptops, chargers, cell phones, and of course passion are helpful. Other useful items include: toiletries, a change of clothes, a pillow, some earplugs, an eye mask, a jacket, and...deodorant.

Knives, firearms, and other dangerous things are not permitted at the event.

How much does this event cost?

HackDFW is 100% free for students! This includes WiFi, food, drinks, and miscellaneous swag for the entire hackathon!

A limited number of professionals will be welcomed to participate at a cost. Professional registrants are first come first serve until tickets are sold out. Stay tuned for our early-bird tickets!

Are we allowed to build on past projects?

A hackathon is an experience to build something new within a set amount of time. Therefore, you cannot work on past projects. However, using your own open-source or third party libraries is fine, so long as the project is new.

What kind of hardware will you have?

We will have a variety of hardware available for use. A full hardware list is available here.

Will HackDFW provide reimbursements?

We will be providing reimbursements to a select percentage of out-of-state students only.

Will there be buses to HackDFW?

Yes! We are currently finalizing our bussed regions, but will be initially dependent on historic attendance record and refined by registration numbers.

Where will it be?

We'll be announcing our location soon after registrations open. Hint: It'll be in Dallas! If you're flying, the two options are DFW International Airport (DFW) or Dallas Love Field (DAL). Generally speaking, DFW has cheaper flights, but DAL is closer to our potential venue.

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