Hack Arizona will be held March 6th - 8th, 2015 at The University of Arizona. 36 Hours, 400+ Hackers. In partnership with University of Arizona Libraries.
Hack Arizona is about bringing together the most talented students to represent the burgeoning tech ecosystem that is appearing in the southwest and across the country.
Hosted at the University of Arizona, over 400 participants will build software and hardware projects from start to finish in under 36 hours amongst their peers, mentors and company sponsors.
Hack Arizona is committed to bringing some of the most talented and disruptive medical students and biohackers to help build a healthier future. From improved mechanical hearts to more efficient 3D printing of human organs, our health hackers are changing the world for the better by allowing for great access to incredible life-changing technology.
Software is eating the world. With each code commit and enter key pressed, we embrace the future of how data is collected, processed and delivered to anyone in the world.
Hardware hackers are traditionally underrepresented at collegiate hackathons and we want to change that. Hardware hackers will have access to some of the most innovative platforms to construct the future on top of. From oculus rifts, to drones and 3D printers, our hardware hackers will be well endowed to go forth and build their incredible ideas.
Hack Arizona isn't just about a hackathon at the University of Arizona, it's about representing the burgeoning pockets of tech communities and talented developers across the southwest and the rest of the unrepresented parts of the United States and the world. We want to unite a diverse base of passionate, motivated hackers that build amazing things - together, no matter what their background is.
Some of the world's most threatening challenges come in the form of sustainability. Shaping a balanced future alongside a growing global population is no easy feat and is an endeavor that affects every person on planet earth. We want to represent the subset of hackers that want to apply the same creative engineering from traditional technology projects to the radical projects that address some of humanities greatest sustainability issues.
Hack Arizona won't just affect our attendees and local college student base, but the entire community of southern Arizona. We want to give back to our local highschools and middle schools with the same cutting edge technology that most of us take for granted in the collegiate ecosystem.
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"Hacking" doesn't mean malicious cyber crime, it refers to inventors, builders and creators building projects quickly and iteratively.
Take a look at the article that was written specifically for you: 10 Questions About #HackArizona
It is more common than you would think to attend a hackathon without a solid idea or team. Many people still find great success. The hacker community is friendly and enthusiastic and you should have no problem finding a team to hack with.
Anything you want: web apps, iOS apps, a website, cloud software, robotics, even a voice-controlled catapult. Be inventive. This is your weekend.
Any undergraduate or graduate student (meaning enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program) who is also over the age of 18.
Absolutely nothing. We provide free meals over the weekend and company sponsors will be handing out swag and prizes.
Besides the obvious laptop or desktop, a sleeping bag, toothbrush and other basic amenities are things to consider.
If you're a student attending a university or college within Arizona, we are currently working to develop a program to reimburse travel expenses. Unfortunately, we cannot offer the same for the rest of our attendees from out of state.
No more than 4. It becomes difficult to manage and execute a project with a team larger than that. We highly recommend building a team of at least 3.
The event takes place in the University of Arizona Science and Engineering Library.
Pretty simple. Come build cool stuff and don't be a jerk. More info here.