This event is organized by the Hack Associated Students of Pomona College, please click here for the event website.
What is a hackathon?
According to Wikipedia, a hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) is an event in which computer programmers and others in the field of software development, like graphic designers, interface designers and project managers collaborate intensively on software projects. We like to define it a little more casually: a 12 hour time period in which you get the chance to build whatever you want.
Do I need to be able to code to participate?
It definitely helps, but designers (and motivated product people) are also essential components of successful hackathon teams. If you don’t know how to code (or don’t know how to apply the skills you’ve learned in classes to the real world), come to Hack Week and we’ll teach you!
Why is it overnight?
Because doing things overnight is way more badass. Plus, it means no distractions, freedom to take over the entire building, and the romance of watching the sun rise.
Why should I participate?
When was the last time you built something amazing? Something that wowed your friends and family? Something that you could put on your resume that would earn you the eternal stamp of ‘badass’? Now’s your chance to answer all of those questions in a single night. Plus, we’ll have tons of food, crazy cool prizes, and some first-class people.
Food and prizes, you say?
Yes, lots of food and lots of prizes. We plan to have more energy drinks than you could ever want, mountains of pizza, fresh fruit, Krispy Kreme, ice cream, coffee, tomatoes, bagels, orange juice, and tons more.