APRIL 21-23, 2017


EARTHACK is a hackathon designed to inspire you to use technology to solve real issues plaguing the world today. We want to provide a space to help inspire creative thinking, so you can create inspirational ideas that can be implemented on a global scale. We encourage you to come and join us to make new things!

HackDFW and Earth Day Texas look forward to hosting you at EARTHACK, taking place at the largest Earth Day festival in the United States. Join us from April 21st to 23rd to show off your skills, meet amazing people, and help make a difference for the future.


Making a trip to Dallas?

EARTHACK takes place from April 21-23 and is a 36-hour event. Plan to be here Friday night. Stay tuned on our social media pages!

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.

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!

How much does this event cost?

EARTHACK is 100% free. We want you to feel welcomed and provide everything you need for an amazing weekend!

Will EARTHACK provide reimbursements?

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

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 coming soon!

Where will it be?

EARTHACK will be held at Fair Park in Dallas, TX from April 21-23, during Earth Day Texas.

Will there be buses to EARTHACK?

Yes! Buses will be provided to cities/universities outside of the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex if there are a large amount of people coming from the area. Bus routes will be announced through email or social media.




Friday, April 21st

7:00pm Registration Opens
7:30pm Buses Arrive
7:00-8:30pm Dinner
9:00pm Opening Ceremony
10:00-11:00pm Kickoff Talks + Teambuilding
11:00pm Hacking Begins!
12:00am Midnight Snack

Saturday, April 22nd

2:00am-7:00am Nap Zone Opens
8:00am-11:00am Shower Access
8:00am-11:00am Morning Talks, Wakeup, and Activities
12:00pm-2:00pm Lunch
1:00pm-5:00pm Tech Talks + Other Speakers
7:00pm-10:00pm Events (Trivia, Comedy Night, Games)
7:00-9:00pm Dinner
11:00pm Midnight Snack

Sunday, April 23rd

2:00am-7:00am Nap Zone Opens
8:00am-11:00am Shower Access
8:00am-10:00am Breakfast
9:00am Morning Yoga
11:00am Expo Preparation
12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch
1:00pm-3:00pm Present your projects!
3:00pm-4:00pm Winners Prep + Explore Earth Day Event
4:00pm-5:30pm Closing Ceremonies
5:30pm Buses Depart



We'd love to hear from you! We are a friendly bunch and open to discussing new ideas, improvements or partnerships.


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Dallas, TX 75201

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