In the City of Charlotte where banking, healthcare, energy, and retails meet, a hackathon provides an excellent venue to bring hackers, designers, developers, leaders, and sponsors together. We aim to bring together innovative students to solve problems and find a fresh perspective to improve the current state of the technology. We hope everyone should be able to participate, to combine the skill sets of thinkers, developers, and entrepreneurs among our student community to create many more ideas by working together in a short bust of time. To help facilitate the learning experience, we've compiled a number of resources to help during the weekend. There will be a number of tutorials on tools to get you started.
You may code up a solution to the problem statement. Your code may serve as proof-of-concept only, and does not need to be optimized. Your team will be judged on understanding the problem statement, demonstration of working code, and plan to followup.
You may solve the problem without having to submit your code. Your solution will be presented and judged in terms of connection to the problem statement, organization, innovative, and implementation feasibility.
|5:00PM||Check In Opens|
|5:30PM||Reception: Networking and Team Formation|
|6:00PM||Keynote: Charlie Sinnett, Senior Director of Software Engineering at Premier, Inc|
|6:30PM||Rules: Problem Statement, Submission, and Metrics|
|7:00PM||Let the Hacking Begin!|
|11:45PM||Midnight Game Tournament, and Hackathon T-shirt Distribution|
|8:00AM||Breakfast with coffee|
|10:00AM||Checkpoint: Team Leader Meeting (Teams are finalized)|
|2:00PM||Hacking Stops. Science Fair Judging Begins|
|3:30PM||Pitch and Vote for Hacker's Choice Awards|
|4:30PM||Awards Ceremony and Prizes|
We're striving to continue building a community of diverse and amazing hackers at Charlotte Hack. We are trying to bring those who most want to really build something awesome and learn something new. Aiming to introduce beginners to a great coding experience, we are welcome both non-CS and CS students.
Working with CharlotteHack as a sponsor provides companies a unique opportunity to reach some of the states's most talented college students. There are a number of levels at which sponsors can get involved, the details of which can be found in our Sponsorship Guidelines.
In the context of a hackathon, the word "hack" is used to describe how multiple technologies can be used together in a new and innovative way. Teams of up to four people spend the weekend working on innovative software and hardware solutions to real-world problems. These projects range in platform and application, including elements of web development, mobile applications, drones, and more. However, many times the most important aspect of a hackathon is the community it generates and skills that inexperienced hackers walk away with.