Looking to inspire and challenge innovators, developers, creators, and entrepreneurs in New York's Tech Valley and beyond, HackRPI’s 6th annual 24-hour hackathon will help attendees develop their skills, explore new technologies, and turn their curiosities and visions into opportunities.
But wait, there's more!
Staying true to our mantra "why not change the world?", we're excited to introduce special tracks in Environmental Awareness and Sustainability, Artificial Intelligence, and Accessibility in Education to tackle current problems in tech facing our world today.
Environmental Awareness and Sustainability
Create an idea that tackles the drastically changing climate due to factors such as global warming. They can create a project that advocates for protection and sustainability to the world. This can also include the use of data and data visualization.
Create an innovative solution to a problem or find new conclusions from data using technology that can mimic intelligence. This can include any type of Artificial Intelligence, such as Machine Learning or Natural Language Processing.
Accessibility in Education
Create an idea that improves the way education is accessed in some way. Recognizing the moral obligation to build a more conducive and inclusive education system will, in turn, create an ecosystem of a well-educated, skilled workforce that can build and grow companies and contribute to a better tech future.
Q. What if I have no experience?
A. You're in luck! Hackathons are the perfect place to learn and develop your skills. Whatever you're trying to accomplish, there will be tons of support, from workshops to mentors, all there to help make your HackRPI experience awesome.
Q. How do teams work at hackathons?
A. Working together with a team up to 4 members is highly encouraged. Of course you can hack solo, but there will be time after registration to join a team or create one.
Q. What should I bring?
A. Bring a valid ID (your student ID will be fine!), your laptop and charger, and enthusiasm! Make sure you bring some comfortable clothes and anything else you might need... and a toothbrush wouldn't be a bad idea. 😁
Q. How much does it cost to attend?
A. Nothing! Thank our sponsors for helping make this possible.
Q. Who's allowed to come?
A. If you're at least 18 or in college, please come through! If you'd like to volunteer to help out, please sign up here. If you are under 18 and not a college student, you must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or stay the night in a hotel. If you are unable to do this but are still interested in attending a hackathon on RPI's campus, please check out Coding and Community Hackathon
Q. What can I win?
A. We strongly believe the goal of hackathons shouldn't be to win but to try out new technologies you haven't had the time to, or make connections with new people! However, yes, there will be awesome prizes. Check out past prizes here.
Q. Are there any rules and regulations?
A. Yes, we follow MLH's Code of Conduct which can be found here.
Q. Will any transportation be provided?
A. To Be Announced.