Major League Hacking 2020 Hackathon Season
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About

CalvinHacks 2020 is a 24Hr hackathon at Calvin College. Local, young, and bright students will develop amazing software and hardware projects. The best projects will be awarded prizes! It's a great, free opportunity for students to learn new things, connect with local companies, and have TONS of fun!

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CalvinHacks 2020, our hackathon, is a 24Hr event where you can build your ideas, network, show off, and have fun. This 24Hr event, from 8PM Friday to 8PM Saturday, will allow you to form a team, choose an idea, build it out, and show it off for a chance to win! Hundreds of students will be there, and you should come too!

FAQs

What is a hackathon?

CalvinHacks 2020, our hackathon, is a 24Hr event where you can build your ideas, network, show off, and have fun. This 24Hr event, from 8PM Friday to 8PM Saturday, will allow you to form a team, choose an idea, build it out, and show it off for a chance to win! Hundreds of students will be there, and you should come too!

Who can participate?

Anyone! The event is open to programmers, artists, designers, project managers, entrepreneurs, and any student who wants to create! No prior coding or technical experience is necessary; ​all students and recent graduates (within 1 year) are​ ​welcome​ ​to​ ​participate​ ​in​ ​the​ ​hackathon!

What if I'm a beginner?

While helpful, no previous programming/engineering experience is required. Mentors will be available to help you with your project, don't worry. You're guaranteed to learn, regardless of your previous experience!

What's the cost?

Free! You'll even get free meals, snacks, drinks, and a t-shirt for attending!

What if I don't have a team or idea?

Having a team or an idea is not required! We will have an opportunity for you to find a team. There will be a wealth of mentors to help inspire you with an idea, so don't worry about that either!

How big can my team be?

Teams consist of 1-4 people. We suggest working with others, but you can work alone if you'd like!

What can I make?

You can make just about anything software or hardware related. Your imagination is the limit!

What should I bring?

You should definitely bring your student ID, laptop, and charger. If you need additional hardware for your project, we suggest bringing it. We will try to provide hardware, but no guarantees! CalvinHacks is 24Hrs long, so you may also bring a sleeping bag, pillow, a change of clothes, or toiletries.

Can I start my project before the event?

No, sorry! However, we encourage you to use third-party APIs, services, and frameworks during the event!

Is there a Code of Conduct for CalvinHacks?

Yes as an MLH Member Event for the 2020 Season we observe the MLH Code of Conduct.

Can I help out?

Yes! We'd love to have you! Please email us at hacks@calvin.edu

If you have any other questions, suggestions, or concerns contact us at hacks@calvin.edu.

Schedule
Coming Soon!

Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring? Take a look at our sponsorship packet and contact us at hacks@calvin.edu.