With workshops and talks from the top tech companies, you'll learn everything you need to know to create top quality apps and services. Experienced mentors will be there the whole time to help you build and squash bugs.
Make your idea become a reality. Whether you have years of experience or just learned through HackDC's workshops, anyone can create quality applications that impress. All you need is a laptop and the drive to create.
Have your hard work pay off with awesome prizes and swag. Compete for sponsor and API prizes or to be titled one of the top 3 hacks of the event. We also have tons of free swag and giveaways for all hackers.
First 50 hackers get a treat!
Hackers are welcome to enter later, but everyone should be in by now!
With a special guest!
Just a nice little treat provided by TBD!
Early bird breakfast provided by TBD.
All projects must be submitted. Hands off the keyboard!
Top 10 hacks and API winners demo their projects. Swag and prizes given out.
Pack and clean up. See you again next year!
HackDC wouldn't be possible without all of these wonderful sponsors:
Online retailer of cloud services, books, movies, music and games along with electronics, toys, apparel, sports, tools, groceries, ukuleles, and just about anything you can imagine.
Over 200000 businesses trust Rackspace, the managed cloud company. We design, build, and run the best cloud for your needs, and back it with Support® at every step.
RideScout is a mobile app that helps you get from point A to point B faster and smarter.
Foursquare makes apps that help people keep up and meet up with friends, and discover great places.
Lob is a simple API to integrate print & mail solutions into your applications.lob.com
Our online software competitions and in-person hackathons increase software built using your API, SDK, or dataset.challengepost.com
We make registering, hosting, and managing domains for yourself or others easy and affordable.namecheap.com
In just 30 minutes a day, for 30 days, you can get the skills to launch your career.onemonth.com
GDG is a developer group designed to discuss, discover and distribute Google technologies.meetup.com/gdg-dc
A professional career network dedicated to security-cleared professionals and employers.clearancejobs.com
GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over six million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.github.com
iStrategyLabs is a creative agency that builds online and offline movements that engage communities through innovative marketing, experimental uses of social media, and civic innovation programs of all kinds.istrategylabs.com
The squeeZ Squad is a team of passionate GoGo lovers that also love being out in their own community. Our team mission is to get GoGo squeeZ to families at work and at play.gogosqueez.com
The integrated technical computing software company founded and led by Stephen Wolfram.wolfram.com
Digital Ocean provides simple, fast, and scalable SSD cloud virtual servers.digitalocean.com
We love our partners as well!
We work with student hackathon organizers from day zero to help them put on the best possible hackathons.mlh.io
The premiere college hackathon held at The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.pennapps.com
Zivtech designs and builds innovative websites, web applications, and infrastructure using best-of-breed Open Source Software (OSS) tools.zivtech.com
MoDev connects developers, designers, marketers and providers through meetups, conferences and hackathons to help them stay ahead of fast moving markets and technologies.gomodev.com
The most epic hackathon ever, at the University of Michigan.mhacks.com
The longest-running college hackathon, at Rutgers University.hackru.org
Any high schooler can participate! If you're starting ninth grade in the fall, you can participate too!
No problem! One of the main points of a hackathon is to help teach students who have no prior coding experience so that they can create something great from scratch. We will have mentors and workshops available to help you for the entire duration of the event! All we ask from you is the willingness to learn and to create something you can be proud of.
Short answer: nothing. Long answer: $0.00.
We'll have a team building session right before hacking starts. You'll quickly introduce yourselves and form teams however you choose. You'll make cool new friends!
Anything you'd like. Come up with your favorite idea and make it reality! Use any programming languages, development stacks, APIs, and other tools you need.
It's great to hear that you're already hacking away! Unfortunately, all code for this event must be written during the duration of the event, but use of public, open-source external libraries and APIs are encouraged!
Due to security reasons, you must stay in the building at all times. If you have an emergency or really have to leave, don't worry. We'll work it out.
We've got you covered. Just mention it in the application (coming soon)!
Come in as a mentor to help out! Mentors with any skills related to creating products (programming, design, UX, or business) are welcome to help out. Sign up now at the top of this page!