HackDFW is the design-thinking hackathon of Dallas.
It is a place where you can be part of the nebulous, wondrous, awe-inspiring, frustrating-yet-glorious process of creating. A place where ideas aren't limited by fear or doubt, just 24 hours.
What is design thinking?
A way of problem solving that allows you to create innovative solutions rooted in people's needs through collaboration, empathy and iteration.
We're currently finalizing details for our Fall 2016 hackathon. Stay tuned on our social media pages!
All creators are welcome! This includes high schoolers, undergraduate students, graduate students, and professionals!
Teams are composed of 2-5 people. You can do it alone, but it'll be less fun!
We'll have a scheduled time where people can form teams after the opening ceremony. Before then, join us at the HackDFW Attendees Page!
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.
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!
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.
We will have a variety of hardware available for use. A full hardware list is available here.
We will be providing reimbursements to a select percentage of out-of-state students only.
Yes! We are currently finalizing our bussed regions, but will be initially dependent on historic attendance record and refined by registration numbers.
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.
We'd love to hear from you! We are a friendly bunch and open to discussing new ideas, improvements or partnerships.[email protected]
Pay us a visit or send us snail mail.
1201 International Pkwy. STE 200A
Richardson, TX 75081