About Hack Arizona
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 800 participants will build software and hardware projects from start to finish in under 36 hours amongst their peers, mentors and company sponsors.
Frequently Asked Questions
I am still confused, what are we hacking?
"Hacking" doesn't mean malicious cyber crime, it refers to inventors, builders and creators building projects quickly and iteratively.
What if I am a beginner or have never been to a hackathon?
Take a look at the article that was written specifically for you by a Hack Arizona organizer: 10 Questions About #HackArizona
What if I don't have a team or an idea?
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.
What can I build?
Anything you want: web apps, iOS apps, a website, cloud software, robotics, even a voice-controlled catapult. Be inventive. This is your weekend.
Who can attend?
Any undergraduate or graduate student (meaning enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program) who is also over the age of 18.
How much does it cost?
Absolutely nothing. We provide free meals over the weekend and company sponsors will be handing out swag and prizes.
What should I bring?
Besides the obvious laptop or desktop, a sleeping bag, toothbrush and other basic amenities are things to consider.
Does Hack Arizona offer travel reimbursement?
Despite our best efforts, we are unable to provide travel reimbursement to out-of-state hackers at this time. Rest-assured you will be taken care of when you arrive with a weekend of free meals, tons of swag, prizes and a comfortable environment for you and your peers.
How big can teams be?
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.
Where on campus is it?
The event takes place in the University of Arizona Science and Engineering Library.
What are the rules?
Pretty simple. Come build cool stuff and don't be a jerk. More info here (Code of Conduct).
|Friday, January 22nd|
|Sponsor Exhibition Opens|
|Food Dinner - Roma Imports|
|Activity Mariachi Band during dinner|
|Activity Ice breakers|
|9:00pm||Tech Talk State Farm - How to develop your first Apple Watch App|
|10:00pm||Activity Hypnotist Show|
|11:00pm||Tech Talk Hack Arizona - Introduction to HTML & CSS|
|Saturday, January 23rd|
|12:00am||Tech Talk Dr. Dae Wook Kim - Hacking Silly Putty|
|1:00am||Tech Talk Ian Tracey - What is an API?|
|2:00am||Tech Talk Hack Arizona - How to Start a Hackathon|
|8:00am||Food Breakfast - University of Arizona Student Union|
|9:00am||Activity Yoga on the Mall|
|10:00am||Tech Talk Intuit - Getting Started with QuickBooks Online APIs|
|11:00am||Tech Talk Cognizant Technology Solutions - Mircoservices|
|12:00pm||Food Lunch - The Hopyard|
|Activity Therapy Dogs|
|Tech Talk ACSS - Using a Raspberry Pi for rapid development|
|1:00pm||Tech Talk Epic - Do $Good()|
|2:00pm||Tech Talk Cisco - APIs are not enough: Crafting a great Developer Experience|
|Tech Talk Cisco - Conference Speaking for Geeks|
|Tech Talk Cisco - Bots w/ Webhooks and ngrok|
|3:00pm||Tech Talk Recruiting Ventures Design Team - Rapid Prototyping|
|4:00pm||Tech Talk Recruiting Ventures Node Team - Web Development: Where We Are|
|5:00pm||Tech Talk USAA - Building hybrid mobile apps with Ionic|
|6:00pm||Food Dinner - El Saguarito|
|7:00pm||Tech Talk Google - Angular 2: Intro to TypeScript and the next version of Angular|
|8:00pm||Activity Stress Busters|
|11:00pm||Activity Comedian Show|
|Cookies from Tucson Cookie Co. presented by Intuit Careers|
|Sunday, January 24th|
|12:00am||Activity Comedian Show|
|Food Breakfast - Allyn Haynes|
|9:00am||Judging Project Exposition|