Learn and build with us @ Providence, RI
January 27–28, 2018
Hack@Brown is all about learning. Spend a weekend with us and 500 other students to take a step out of your comfort zone. Make Hack@Brown your event by experimenting with a new platform, API, or that idea that’s always been in the back of your mind!
Whether you’re building your first website, dabbling in Photoshop, or hacking with an Oculus Rift, Hack@Brown is for individuals of all backgrounds and experiences. We’ve got everything you need to get your creative juices flowing: amazing mentors, yummy food, and a kickass playlist!
"Not coming from a computer science background, I was intimidated at first but after the hackathon, I realized I had nothing to worry about. Everyone was super helpful, and everyone had something to learn."Jillian Cai
“It was incredibly fun and interesting from beginning to end. I had an amazing time.”DeJah Vandiver
“Hack@Brown is an awesome event with inspired community and powerful collaboration. Highly recommended!”Renat Razumov
"I think one of the best hackathon environments. It's not very competitive, it's very collaborative and definitely a great place to come and learn a lot and bond with other people who are into building awesome stuff!"
- Matt Cooper
"Not coming from a computer science background, I was intimidated at first but after the hackathon, I realized I had nothing to worry about. Everyone was super helpful, and everyone had something to learn."
- Jillian Cai
“It was incredibly fun and interesting from beginning to end. I had an amazing time.”
- DeJah Vandiver
All undergraduate and graduate students are welcome! If you are under 18, we’ll need a parental consent form.
Of course! It is not necessary to have a team prior to coming to Hack@Brown. We’ll have some fun team-forming sessions where you can find an awesome group of people to work with. You’re welcome to have up to four people on a team.
Yes, there will be a standby line if accepted attendees do not show up! The line will open when registration starts (9:30am) and students will be admitted off the standby line after registration ends (10:30am). We will admit all by order of first-come first-serve. Students admitted off the standby line will not get a travel reimbursement.
Applicants will be chosen based on a random lottery. Everyone is welcome to apply!
Hack@Brown is completely free, including WiFi, food, drinks, and awesome swag :)
Resumes are completely optional, and are passed on to sponsoring companies for recruitment only if you’re admitted. They're in no way linked to the hackathon acceptance process, which will remain a lottery.
Your student ID, laptop, phone, chargers, any sleeping equipment you might want (we'll be providing air mattresses), and lots of excitement. Keep in mind that Providence winters can get chilly so make sure you pack accordingly! If you’re a minor, you'll need to bring a parental consent form that we’ll email to you.
We’ll do our best to get travel reimbursements set up for you! Hack@Brown will take place in Sayles Hall at Brown University. You can take Amtrak or the MBTA to Providence Station, a short walk from Brown’s campus.
Interested in sponsoring? More details here.
Check-in at Sayles Hall.
Head to the Sayles Hall main room.
Head to Salomon Auditorium.
Lunch & Team Forming
Eat, mingle, and brainstorm.
Submit projects online.
Demo Fair & Judging
Show off what you've created.
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