We are Hacktech.

And what is Hacktech? A place where the only thing limiting what you build is your own creativity. Stay up for 36 thrilling hours with the smartest people you'll ever meet, build the coolest things you have ever created, and chug more caffeine than you ever thought possible.


Where even?

California Institute of Technology
1200 E. California Boulevard
Pasadena, CA

When even?

Feb 26-28, 2016 (full schedule TBA)

What even?

Hacktech is Caltech's premier interdisciplinary hackathon: for 36 hours, 500 awesome student hackers will combine computer science with engineering and science to build the most innovative and interdisciplinary creations of the future.

What should I bring?

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

What should I create?

Absolutely anything you want - websites, apps, hardware, you name it. We encourage you to go above and beyond the typical software project and make something that combines software with finance/medicine/electronics/science!

Who even?

Any undergraduate or graduate students from anywhere in the world. We also admit high school students on a case-by-case basis. We also welcome beginners - Hacktech is meant to be a learning experience! We want you to come here to have fun and leave having learned something.

How do teams work?

You can sign up as a team of up to four 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'm a Caltech student?

The application process is no different for Caltech students.

How even?

Applications will be open until the end of December, so apply soon - we'll be getting back to you mid to late January!

How will I get there?

We will be sending buses free of charge to certain universities in SoCal and NorCal. We may also be giving out travel reimbursements for flights to out-of-state hackers, so stay tuned!

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!

Not even :O

There are a few things we don't encourage; you should refer to the MLH Code of Conduct here for some guidelines to follow. Also, be smart - don't use/bring anything that you obviously shouldn't, including: alcohol, open flames, firearms, katanas, candy canes, maces, bassoons, etc.


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