A hackathon is a gathering where people collaboratively build a project from the ground-up over a short period of time. While working on a particular project, the idea is for each group member to have the ability and freedom to work on whatever they want.
YES! There is no fee associated with H.A.R.D. Hack. In fact, there will be food, water, and hardware provided at the hackathon. Just make sure to bring yourself! (And check out the next question to find out what's suggested to bring.)
These are some highly suggested items to bring: laptop, blanket, resuable water bottle, layers of clothing, comfortable clothes/shoes, change of clothes, toothbrush, deodorant, energy drinks, and extra snacks.
Teams are up to 5 people, so feel free to work by yourself, in a pair, or with a full team of 5! However, it is recommended to form a team of 5 just because it's you and 4 other people working on one project versus just yourself.
It will be at the Qualcomm Conference Center at Jacob's Hall in UCSD (map).
Plan on arriving there at least 8:00 AM on January 19th (registration starts at 8:00 AM). The hackathon Opening Ceremony starts at 10:00 AM and ends at 3:00 PM the next day (January 20th).
|Friday, Jan 18th|
|Pre Check-in||6 PM - 8 PM||Henry Booker Room|
|Company Workshops and Tech Talks (Tentative)||2 PM - 12 AM||Henry Booker Room|
|Saturday, Jan 19th|
|Check-in||8 AM - 10 AM||Warren Mall (in-front of Jacob's Hall)|
|Opening Ceremony||10 AM - 11 AM||PC Theater|
|Hacking Begins||11 AM||Jacobs Hall (different rooms)|
|Lunch||11:30 AM||Jacobs Hall Lobby|
|Tour campus/Take a break (optional)||4 PM - 5:30 PM|
|Dinner||7:00 PM||Jacobs Hall Lobby|
|Sunday, Jan 20th|
|Breakfast||7 AM||Jacobs Hall Lobby|
|Hacking Ends/Demos Start||11 AM||Jacobs Hall|
|Judging||11 AM - 1 PM||Jacobs Hall Lobby|
|Awards Ceremony||1 PM - 2 PM||Qualcomm Room|