BrickHack brings designers, developers, and all sorts of makers together for 24 hours to create the impossible!
Mentors and industry representatives will lend expertise and watch as you dive into learning, developing, and producing a unique project.
Do you have a penchant for creating intuitive works? Take this opportunity to work with other designers!
Work on a team to create a new brand or marketing strategy! You can even hack alongside engineers to produce a working prototype.Design Category
Does hammering away at bugs excite you? What about exploring new technologies while bringing an idea to life?
Come together to hack on the next solution to an every day problem, or even contribute back to the open source community.API List
Is hardware your passion? Does bringing the physical world to life excite you?
Put the parts together and get hands-on to construct your vision. We'll have various devices & products from MLH's popular hardware lab to work with.Hardware Lab
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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; see below. 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.
All attendees must be 18 years or older to attend. Proof of your age may be requested on the day of the event.
Acceptance notification will start being sent out January 26th. Applications submitted afterwards will be waitlisted.
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!
Busses are being provided to students at Buffalo, Cornell, Binghamton, RPI, and Albany. If you're eligible for a bus, you'll see the option to sign up when you RSVP!
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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