WHAT IS A HACKATHON?
A hackathon is a weekend-long invention marathon. Participants work in teams to create awesome projects from scratch, learn new skills and have some fun along the way! All skill levels are very welcome.
WHO CAN ATTEND?
The Hack Winterthur is open to anyone 18 years or older who is interested in working on creating fun, cutting edge software solutions.
WHAT IF I DON’T KNOW HOW TO CODE?
You are still welcome! Bring your expertise. We need product managers, designers, data scientists, business minds, and more! As long as you come willing to learn and ready to contribute ideas, you can contribute to a team.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Nothing. Attendance at the event is free of charge! This also includes food and drinks.
HOW LARGE CAN TEAMS BE?
You can hack with however many people you like! However, only teams of 4 or fewer are eligible to win prizes.
HOW DO YOU JOIN A TEAM?
You can arrive solo and meet up with others to form a team at the event, or you can build your group beforehand and come to the event as a team.
CAN I SLEEP AT THE HACKATHON?
Sure! We’ll have gender-separated sleeping rooms available. We will provide mats, you only need to bring your sleeping bag.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
Your laptop, any electronics you wish to use, chargers, comfortable clothes, toiletries and a sleeping bag, if you want to get some rest.
CAN I START MY PROJECT BEFOREHAND?
Only projects started at the hackathon will be eligible for prizes, as it would be unfair otherwise.