February 8-10, 2019
The University of Kansas

What is HackKU?

HackKU is an annual 36-hour hackathon at the University of Kansas, where students can have the opportunity to innovate new ideas, discover different paths, and push the boundaries of technology.

As believers in innovation, we know that everyone is inherently innovative and we want them to feel comfortable doing so at our event. As such, we ask that all attendees follow the MLH Code of Conduct.

FAQ

Who can attend?

If you're a student, we'd love to have you at HackKU! Whether that's high school, undergrad, or graduate, we believe you can get something out of the event.

How big are teams?

Teams can consist of anywhere from 1-4 people. If you do win a prize, we'll have one for each person on your team.

What should I bring?

You'll need a photo ID for check-in, in addition to your usual hacking gear like laptops, chargers, desktop computers, and your flux capacitor. We'll also have showers, so we recommend bringing toiletries as well.

How much does HackKU cost?

Nothing! We'll also have food, snacks, and prizes.

Can I work on existing projects?

Unfortunately, you can't. You can use third-party APIs, libraries, and frameworks, but any of your past projects are off-limits. See MLH policy for more information.

Do you offer travel reimbursements?

Unfortunately, we won't be able to offer reimbursements for travel expenses.

Will you have hardware available?

We'll have access to the MLH Hardware Lab, including things like Oculus Rifts, LeapMotions, and Alienware laptops.

What if I get tired?

We'll have quiet rooms where you can rest for a few hours. We're not sure if we'll have air mattresses yet.

Help! I want to come but I don't know how to code!

There will be several workshops at the beginning of the hackathon where you can learn how to make things like websites and video games. We'll also have several industry mentors at the event to help you out.

Where is HackKU?

HackKU will be held at LEEP2 in Lawrence, Kansas.

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Schedule

Friday 2/8

5pm

Registration opens

7pm

Dinner

8pm

Opening Ceremony

9pm

Hacking begins!

9-11pm

Workshops

Saturday 2/9

8am

Breakfast

11am

Registration closes

12pm

Lunch

6pm

Dinner

Sunday 2/10

8am

Breakfast

9am

Hacking ends

9:30-11:30am

Project Expo

12-1pm

Closing Ceremony

Partners

Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring us? Check out our sponsorship information and email us at !