If you’re going to attend a hackathon, why not pick one in a gorgeous location? Sure, you’ll be inside working away for much of the time. But when you step outside for a break… ahhh! Monterey, California, on the state’s rocky central coast, is one such ahhh-inducing site. That’s where the OtterHacks Hackathon will take place April 21-23.
A group of 150 students will collaborate to come up with unique, fresh, and innovative ideas. From writing groundbreaking code to finding new ways to use the latest online contest software, these hackers will be blazing a trail into the future. Yes, that’s a pretty dramatic statement, and yes, it’s absolutely true. Event organizers advocate “learning through doing,” and there’s no doubt this group will be doing amazing things.
Will you find a new way to use the Internet of Things? Use APIs to make new connections? Build a website? Hack hardware in a way that nobody has thought of before? The sky’s the limit, and you’ll be fully supported in your efforts. If you’re into computer science, technology, or hacking in general, this is the event for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
OtterHacks is part of the Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season. Here are some of the questions people ask most frequently:
- What does it cost to attend? Nothing. No hidden fees. Just pure, uninterrupted hacking!
- Will you feed us? Food and beverages will be provided.
- Who can attend? Any student. No experience is necessary. If you’ve got a passion for creating, you’ve got what it takes.
- What if I don’t have a team? No problem! There will be plenty of time at the start of the event to connect with people to form a team of around five people.
- What should I bring? You need a student ID and anything you think will help you hack happily. A laptop, charger, mouse, and keyboard are a good idea.
- What are the rules? OtterHacks is about fun and collaboration. Participants are expected to abide by the Major League Hacking Code of Conduct which emphasizes a supportive, inclusive atmosphere.
See You by the Sea!
What’s not to love about an exciting hackathon in an awesome location? At Skild, we all wish we could attend these great events or take part in the online contest management. But we do get the fun of learning about what comes out of them. So, hack on, students! We’ll be watching.