What even?

Hacktech is a 36 hour event where students collaborate to create projects that bring technologies together in an innovative and interdisciplinary way.

Who even?

500 awesome hackers

When even?

Feb 26-28, 2016

Where even?

California Institute of Technology (1200 East California Boulevard, Pasadena, CA)

How even?

All you have to do is fill out the application, and you'll be notified of your decision soon! Applications will be open until the end of December so apply soon!


Who can come?

Hacktech is open to any student enrolled in high school or college, anywhere in the world.

How much will it cost?

It's absolutely free! We'll be providing you with meals, a place to hack, and swag. We will also be offering travel reimbursements on a case-by-case basis!

What should I bring?

A student ID, a laptop, and a charger are the only necessities. We recommend you bring a change of clothes, toiletries, and a sleeping bag as well!

How will I get there?

We will be providing buses to certain universities in California. It is possible that we will be giving out travel reuimbursements for out of state hackers -so stay tuned for that!

How large can a team be? What if I don't have one?

Teams can have up to 4 members. If you don't have a team before the event don't fret! We will help you find fellow hackers to work with once you arrive.

What if I've never been to a hackathon before?

Don't worry, they're freaking awesome. Hacktech is meant to be a learning experience. We want you to come here, have fun, and leave having learned something! We'll have workshops and activities and all sorts of other events, so just come ready to have a great time.

What can I make? What if I don't have an idea?

Absolutely anything you want. We encourage you to go above and beyond the typical software project and make something that combines software with finance/medicine/electronics/science!

What about hardware?

We'll have hardware available for you to hack on. Feel free to bring to bring anything of your own to hack on as well! The sky is the limit.

When will I hear back?

We'll be getting back to you in early to mid January, so hang tight until then!

What if I'm a Caltech student?

The application process is no different for Caltech students.


Shoot us an email at team@hacktech.io and we'll get back to you before you can say "Hacktech is awesome!"