Any university or high school student at any skill level! If you're a student interested in technology and innovation. Some hackathons require high school students to be 18+ to attend.
At host universities' or organizations' safe hacking space! You will be staying there for the entire hackathon. There will usually be buses running from Toronto, if not, travel reimbursement will be given.
Absolutely nothing! Not a dime! There will also be partial or full travel reimbursement. There are also going to be tons of free food, drinks, t-shirts, and swags!
Don't worry! There will always be team formation sessions for you to find the people you want to work with. Working with new people is always an amazing experience!
Find any problems in real life and try to use technologies to solve it! Also, stay tuned for lists of company APIs and hardware at the hackathon to spark some insightful thoughts as well.
No! All projects need to be worked on from scratch at the event. You'll have enough time to make something you can be proud of. Preparing beforehand defeats the purpose of a hackathon.
That's okay! A hackathon is a great place to get some experience and learn something. There will be tutorials, workshops, and mentors to help you along the way to perfection for your project.
Anything you want, whether it's a new mobile app, website, or cool hardware hack, there will be a plethora of possibilities for your hacking wonders!
Bring whatever you need to hack with: A laptop, laptop charger, sleeping bag, hardware that you need to hack with, valid ID, passport (if international hackathon), change of clothes and a toothbrush.
Industry experts will eagerly be viewing your projects towards during the demo session. They'll have intriguing questions and will choose their favorites, and the winners will be selected from there.