We are excited to introduce Boston College's third full-scale hackathon! Hack the Heights will feature corporate sponsors, tech talks, and prizes for beginners and seasoned hackers alike. The event kicks off at 10:00 AM on Saturday and concludes on Sunday at 2:00 PM.
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A hackathon is an invention marathon. Programmers, designers, builders and more come together to learn, build, and share their creations over the course of a few days. Hackathons are not limited to computer science majors — anyone who has an interest in technology and is eager to learn can participate in a hackathon. Not to be confused with illegal and unauthorized programming, "hacking" in this context means quickly and intelligently creating a real application that others can use.
A hackathon is completely free! In fact, all meals will be provided, and you'll be sure to walk out of the weekend with plenty of swag from our sponsors.
Carney will be open overnight for hacking, but you are not required to stay overnight. Feel free to ask a BC student for accommodation!
Yes! This event is open to students of all levels and backgrounds. Students new to programming are encouraged to come, hone their skills, and learn something new.
While most participants will have some level of programming ability, people of all backgrounds can contribute. This includes designers, entrepreneurs, and beginners looking to learn.
While you are allowed to work on an existing project, you are encouraged to begin something new the day of the event. Rapid innovation is in the spirit of a hackathon, and only new hacks will be considrered for prizes.
Three judges from BC and our sponsors will determine prize winners based on the criteria of creativity, complexity, and utility.
Not necessarily. As long as you're a student from Boston College, Boston University, Northeastern, Harvard, MIT, Tufts, Wellesley, Wentworth, WPI, or Brandeis and have a knack for innovation you can attend Hack The Heights.
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