Hack the Hill is the first-ever hackathon hosted at Western Kentucky University. During this event, developers will have 24 hours to hack together their innovative creations. Judges will select winners in multiple categories to be awarded prizes at the end of the hackathon. Sign up for Hack the Hill to implement your ideas, meet other developers, and learn new skills!
Hack the Hill will be held on
November 5-6, 2016.
Hack the Hill will held at Western Kentucky University. Specific location data will be sent to all developers before the event!
Nothing! Hack the Hill is free for participants thanks to our amazing sponsors.
Registration is open to undergraduate students at any accredited university. High school will be accepted on a case by case basis.
We are currently not offering travel reimbursements. If this funding becomes available, we will let all registered applicants know!
Rest assured, we will be providing food, beverages, and caffeine!
A laptop. If you plan on sleeping, bring a sleeping bag, pillow, etc. Additionally, a toothbrush probably isn't a bad idea (your teammates will agree).
Teams will consist of up to four individuals who can collaborate on their creation. We will ask you to specify your team members in the application if you have a pre-made team, or register solo and meet some new friends at the event! We will have a designated period at the beginning of the event for solo registrants to meet up and form teams.
If you have a WKU parking pass, just park in your normal location. Otherwise, we will be in touch with specific directions as the date gets closer!
No! Our hackathon is all about creating, and we welcome designers, entrepreneurs, engineers, and any one else who has ideas to bring. If you don't know how to code, Hack the Hill will be a great place to get some experience and learn from fellow students and mentors.
We are excited to see what kinds of creations you will think up! Possibilities include
mobile apps, web apps, desktop apps, hardware hacks (more info coming soon on this!),
games, and any other technology-related creation. We do have a few rules about what you
1. You may not violate any federal or state law in any way
2. You may not violate the MLH or WKU codes of conduct (see "Is there a code of conduct?")
3. You may not in any way harm or violate the privacy of WKU networks, resources, or other participants
And one more...
4. You may not intentionally create our new AI overlords (but if it's an accident, oh well)