Yes. All hackers abide by the Hack Upstate Code of Conduct to maintain an open, friendly and inclusive community, in which Upstate New York’s tech community can adeptly connect, communicate and collaborate. Please read it here.
We recommend parking at the Harrison/Warren Street Parking Garage (Fully automated, $7 daily or $15 overnight), or the Hotel Syracuse Parking Garage ($5 per day, $10 overnight). Additional parking options can be found here.
Lodging will not be paid for, but if you need a hotel we recommend the Marriot Hotel, directly accross from the venue.
Nope! You can build whatever you would like with whatever tools you want.
The hackathon is open to everyone!
Everyone except sponsors (sry).
You’ll have a chance to share it the day of the event.
Everyone will have the opportunity to showcase their projects on Sunday.
Talk with people about their ideas and find which interests you the most! We expect the teams to form organically
Yes, but you will only be eligible for one prize.
We recommend you stay for a majority of the time and encourage you to participate as much as you can.
No team limit! However, if it's a themed prize, not everyone on the team will get a prize. We recommend a max of 5.
At a minimum, you will need:
Of course! Raspberry pis, arduino boards, oculus rifts, etc. are all welcome.
Yes! We have some awesome hardware in our lab for you to borrow. We also have:
We cannot provide laptops yet, sorry!
Yes, if you would like to just stop by to hang out and learn about the hackathon you are more than welcome to. We encourage you to participate.
As long as you have interest and passion for a project - there will be a way for you to make an impact. Trust us.
If you don’t mind uncomfortable sleeping spots, sure. Bring a sleeping bag and pillow if you'd like. If you can stay up for all 24 hours though, you are indeed a trooper.
We are not offering reimbursement for travel.
For more information on how non-developers can contribute to a hackathon, please explore these two links.
Some teams decide to continue working on them, others move on. It's entirely at the discretion of the team.
The teams themselves 'own' the projects unless they make them open source. We wouldn't have it any other way.
If teams have loose ends to tie up they might meet to finish the project - it really depends on their availability. We encourage teams to keep on hacking even after the event is over!
You can try find a team using hackathon match or devpost, but you can decide at any point during the event what you'd like to work on.
We are not, we're a student / practitioner hackathon. We love MLH though!
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.
This was last updated 3/15/2018.