BrickHack brings designers, developers, and all sorts of makers together for 24 hours to create something from nothing.
Mentors and industry representatives will lend expertise and watch as you dive into learning, developing, and producing a unique project.
From the novices to the experts, from designers to engineers, this one's for you!
Great question! A hackathon is best described as an “invention marathon”. Anyone with an interest in technology attends a hackathon to learn, build & share their creations over the course of a weekend in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. You don't have to be a programmer and you certainly don't have to be majoring in CS!
MLH has a great list of related questions over at mlh.io/faq.
If you live in the Rochester, NY area, you’re good to go. If not, we still welcome you! Some schools will have a bus provided - more information will be announced soon. Unfortunately we are unable to provide travel reimbursements. If you have any questions, contact [email protected].
Bring yourself, a photo ID, clothes, toiletries, a sleeping bag/blanket, your hacker setup, and maybe an idea or two.
Anyone who is currently enrolled as a student or has graduated within the last 12 months can attend! If you don't fit that description, you're absolutely welcome to attend as a mentor or volunteer.
All attendees must be 18 years or older to attend. Proof of age may be requested on the day of the event.
Acceptance notification will start being sent out January 10th. Applications may be submitted up until the actual event.
Zero. Zip. Nada. Attending BrickHack is free, and we'll be providing plenty of food and swag throughout the weekend!
Of course you can! Our attendees will range from first-timers to veteran hackers. Saddle up to a new framework, refresh a stale project, or just hang out and enjoy the diverse company.
Definitely. We invite hackers from all over the US and Canada to join us for our annual event!
While teams are often recommended and sometimes more fun, they're not required. Feel free to invite your friends. Teams are a max of 4 people.
Yes, RIT students need to apply just like everyone else.
Anyone that fits the age requirements can apply, even high schoolers.
Acceptance notifications will start being sent out January 16th on a rolling basis.
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