Hack Arizona

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January 18-20th, at the University of Arizona

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Our Sponsors!

Hack Arizona is supported by some of the best and most exciting companies in the world. These companies engage with attendees throughout the weekend, provide challenges to implement their technology, and help foster our world-class community of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Agenda Overview

View our 20+ firstByte education sessions here!

Friday (1/18)

Start
End
Title
Location
4:30pm
7:00pm
Check in & Sponsorship Fair
UA Mall
5:30pm
6:00pm
Team Formation (if you don't have one)
UA Mall
6:00pm
7:00pm
Dinner
UA Mall
7:30pm
8:45pm
Opening Ceremony
TBA
9:00pm
9:00am (Sunday)
Hacking Begins!
Science & Engineering Library
9:30pm
all night!
firstByte Education Begins :)
ILC
9:30pm
10:30pm
Women in Computer Science Reception
UA Mall
11:00pm
1:00am
Slacklining
UA Mall

Saturday (1/19)

Start
End
Title
Location
none
all day :)
Hacking Continues...
Science & Engineering Library
8:30am
10:00am
Breakfast
UA Mall
10:00am
11:00pm
firstByte Education
ILC
11:00am
12:00pm
Yoga
UA Mall
11:30am
1:00pm
Lunch
UA Mall
12:00pm
1:00pm
Cute Puppies!!! (Therapy Dogs)
UA Mall
1:00pm
12:00am
Inflatables!
UA Mall
2:00pm
6:00pm
Smash Bros Mele Tournament
ILC
3:30pm
4:30pm
Minute to Win it - Relay Games
UA Mall
5:00pm
5:45pm
Charles Darwin Improv Show
ILC
6:00pm
7:00pm
Dinner
UA Mall
7:00pm
11:00pm
Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament
ILC
7:00pm
9:00pm
Panel Discussions
ILC
9:00pm
10:00pm
Hypnotist Comedy Show
ILC

Sunday (1/20)

Start
End
Title
Location
8:00am
9:30am
Breakfast
UA Mall
9:00am
9:00am
Projects must be submitted
Science & Engineering Library
9:00am
10:00am
Plant Potting
UA Mall
10:00am
12:00am
Project Showcase!
Grand Ballroom
1:00pm
1:30pm
Winner Announcements
Grand Ballroom

Please note that events and times are subject to change :)

View all of our educational sessions

2019 Prize Categories

Our offical Hack Arizona prizes, and the prizes that will be given away by our sponsors will be announced the week of the hackathon.

Keynote Speaker

Ian Tracey

Software Engineer

at Pinterest

As a Founder of Hack Arizona and current software engineer at Pinterest, Ian Tracey has an immense passion for helping hackers rapidly innovate and validate their ideas; while wishing to live in a future where technology can serve as a catalyst for immense social change.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I apply at the event?

Yes! Attendees, volunteers, and mentors will all be able to register on site - but we encourage those planning on attending to sign-up as early as possible.

What are the allowed team sizes?

Teams of 1-4 students can compete for prizes!

How can press or media contact you?

All press inquries can be sent to team@hackarizona.org

Is there any travel reimbursment?

Unfortunately not. We allocate our budget to try and provide the best experience possible, and are unable to offer this at this time.

What are the prize categories?

Our official prize categories will be announced during the week of the event, to ensure a fair playing field.

How much does it cost?

All of Hack Arizona is free for our attendees. This includes free food and drinks!

What experience should you have before attending?

All experience levels are welcome. Beginners or those just curious about programming are encouraged to attend and participate in our many free educational workshops!

What if I don't have a team?

Don't worry! We have a team pairing event at the beginning of the weekend, and you can talk to other attendees in our Facebook group to start planning ahead. If you're unable to find a team, you can still compete for prizes or attend our workshops and fun activities!

What is the code of conduct?

All attendees will have to abide by the rules at MLH.com

What schools can attend?

All university students are welcome to attend! Students under the age of 18 are also welcome to attend, but will require a parent or guardian to be present.

What should I bring?

We recommend bringing everything you would for a weekend with your friends, or camping. So aside from your usual computers and things to program and hack on throughout the weekend, this includes the usual vacation items like a sleeping bag, jackets! (it sometimes gets cold in the desert),tooth brushes, tooth paste, showering items (towels, etc). You are also required to bring a copy of a government ID (drivers license), and a recent student ID card.

Where can I sleep?

Anywhere in the Library. We will have dedicated sections on the 4th and 5th floors. There will be no additional lodging provided by Hack Arizona, and no sleeping will be allowed in any venues besides SEL.

Where can I park?

Main Gate Garage, Tyndall Garage, and 6th St. Garages are all free throughout the weekend. Additionally, Park and Highland Garages are available, but further from the event. Please note that parking is not available in Second St. or Cherry Ave. Garages.