HackNC 2017 is going to take place from November 3rd through 5th in Woollen Gymnasium at UNC-Chapel Hill!
We are a MLH sponsored event, so please note that we follow the MLH code of conduct, which can be found here
A hackathon is a weekend of fun and learning. You'll become a better programmer, meet awesome people, and make cool stuff. There will also be opportunities to win cool prizes and network with our sponsors.
As long as you'll be 18 or an enrolled student at UNC by November 3rd, 2017, we would love for you to come to HackNC. Unfortunately (because of the incredible amount of paperwork involved) we won't be able to accept anyone under the age of 18 not currently enrolled at UNC
High schoolers over 18, undergraduates, and graduate students are welcome to participate as hackers. Professionals should check out mentorship.
Anyone can attend HackNC. Our admission criteria doesn't include your level of experience. However, the registration system is still under construction, join our mailing list to get updates!
You bet! MLH is providing the full hardware lab. In addition, we will have soldering kits and other assorted components, Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, sensors, and more Pebbles than you can wear on four limbs...
Professionals are welcome to join as mentors, sponsors, or lecturers. If you want to come as a mentor, contact us!
Definitely! HackNC and the UNC Computer Science Department are committed to making computer science a more diverse field. Inclusiveness is a top priority for us, and we've been beginner-friendly from the start.
You may use all the publicly available code and APIs that you want, but the code you will be judged on at the end of the hackathon must be new.
You should do it! Bring your own pillow and sleeping bag or blankets. There will be a sleeping space available Friday and Saturday nights. More info available on our travel page.
If you want to come, we want to help get you here. We will have a limited number of reimbursements for carpooling or vanpooling.
Don’t worry - we’ll provide six full meals throughout the hackathon and there will be plenty of snacks in between. You won’t be hungry.
Please join our mailing list above, and we will send out information later this fall.
If you're at Georgia Tech or in that part of Atlanta: you bet! Join our mailing list and watch for more information as we get closer to HackNC.
We will be sending a bus to the Georgia Institute of Technology. More details to follow.
A carpool consists of 3 or more students intending to participate in HackNC. If you were accepted, your carpool is automatically eligible for reimbursement of the value detailed below, which roughly corresponds to the round trip cost of gas. Limit one per carpool. Qualifications for carpool grants are as follows:
|One-way distance||Grant Amount|
|0 - 50 miles||$0|
|51 - 100 miles||$20|
|101 - 200 miles||$40|
|201 - 300 miles||$60|
|301 - 400 miles||$80|
We cannot make exceptions to this policy. Grants will be distributed after the event by mail.
HackNC has a limited number of $50 grants available to supplement the cost of bus/train/plane tickets. These vouchers may be available after all carpool requests are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Note that travel grants are only available to hackers traveling from OUTSIDE the NC Triangle (UNC / NC State / Duke / etc.).
We'll have a rolling check-in the entire weekend, so we can check you in whenever you arrive!
|7:00 PM||Check In||Woollen Lobby|
|7:00 PM||Hang out and have fun||Woollen Gym|
|9:00 PM||Pizza Party||Woollen Gym|
|7:00 AM||Check In||Woollen Lobby|
|8:00 AM||Breakfast||Woollen Gym|
|10:00 AM||Opening Ceremony||Woollen Gym|
|11:00 AM||Hacking Begins||Everywhere|
|11:00 AM||Sponsor Fair||Woollen Gym|
|12:00 PM||Lunch||Woollen Gym|
|1:00 PM||Workshop and Talks Begin||Classrooms|
|7:00 PM||Dinner||Woollen Gym|
|9:00 PM||MLH Event||Woollen Gym|
|12:00 AM||Midnight Snack||Woollen Gym|
|5:00 AM||Early Breakfast||Woollen Gym|
|9:00 AM||Brunch||Woollen Gym|
|9:00 AM||Demos and Judging||Woollen Gym|
|11:00 AM||Closing Ceremony||Woollen Gym|
Looking to sponsor HackNC? Email us at [email protected]
One GoPro HERO Session per Team Member
One Amazon Echo Dot per Team Member
One Mini Quadcopter per Team Member
Best Financial Hack
One $250 Amazon Gift Card per Team Member
Most Community Impact
One Amazon Echo Dot per Team Member
Best Use of the Microsoft Stack
One $50 Amazon Gift Card per Team Member