I don’t have any experience, can I come?
YES! UB Hacking is a fantastic experience, no matter what your experience level is! Whether you’ve never written a single line of code, or you’ve made it to Google, you are welcome! We have a team of mentors, comprised of industry professionals and Computer Science and Engineering upperclassmen, who will be providing 24/7 support for any team over the weekend. We will also have a Slack channel set up to provide quick support to anyone in need!
Is it free?
YES! We will provide you with food, swag, and travel reimbursements all free to charge!
Who can participate in the event?
All undergraduate and graduate students of any discipline are allowed to participate in our hackathon! You don't need to be a Computer Science or Computer Engineering major to join the event. In fact, we highly encourage that other majors join us! We are unable to allow students under 18 at this time.
Can you help me pay for transportation to UB Hacking?
We are really excited that we can offer our participants travel reimbursements! Please indicate the amount of reimbursement you would like when registering and we will reach out with more information.
Do I need to have an idea or a team before the event?
Nope! We will be opening up a Slack workspace once registration has closed so you can talk with other attendees and pitch ideas. On top of that, we will set aside some space for participants looking for teammates at the beginning of the hackathon!
Help! I have no idea what I'm doing!
That’s okay! Feel free to reach out at email@example.com
if you have any questions. We want to help you learn and create something incredible!
Will food be provided?
Yes! We will provide food, snacks, and drinks for you all throughout the weekend, free of charge. Please note any special arrangements or dietary restrictions on your application so we can make sure to get you something you can eat!
What do I need to bring?
You will need your school ID as a form of identification. You will also need to bring your own equipment (computers, chargers, etc.) for working on your project during the hackathon and presenting at the end of the event. We’d also recommend bringing toiletries to keep yourself clean during the event!
Why do I need to provide a resume?
We ask that you provide a resume because our sponsors recruit from the event and want to see all of the cool projects that you have worked on and any work experience that you have. Show them why you are awesome and why they should hire you!
How many people can be on a team?
You can have up to four people on your team!