Hackcon II

Join us for a 2-day, 200 person conference for student hackathon organizers and friends. Learn more.

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Help Shape the Future of Student Hackathons.

Every team has fought battles, and every organizer has stories to tell and experience to share. Hackcon is two days of short talks, discussions, and other sub-events led by attendees.

Make Friends.

Each year, more than 100 student hackathons take place in the US, UK, Canada, & Mexico alone. Come meet the amazing organizers behind the movement.

Educate.

Hackcon's unique schedule of workshops and talks gives you the oportunity to share some of your own tips and tricks with the community while learning from some of the best.

Get Inspired.

Every hackathon starts with a vision. Hear first hand about how some of the most prolific hackathons got their start and bring it back to your school.

Navigate the Future.

We're still at day zero of the student hackathon movement. Help plan out the future of hackathons and set the direction for our community.

Who can attend Hackcon?

Most of the people who attend Hackcon are current or aspiring student hackathon organizers. If that sounds like you, we'd love to have you attend. We do make occasional excpetions for non-organizers.

How much does Hackcon cost?

Tickets cost $100.00 each. The ticket includes two nights of housing in NYC, five meals, snacks, drinks, a fun group activity, and the conference. If you really can't afford it, scholarships are availble.

When should I arrive & depart?

Attendees are encouaged to arrive on Friday, January 30th. The conference won't start until the next day at 9am, but we'll have an ice breaker on Friday and housing is provided. The conference will end at 4pm on Sunday, February 1st.

Where will I stay during Hackcon?

Housing in NYC is included in the price of your ticket. Hackcon is about building community, so you'll be staying with other student hackathon organizers like yourself. Needless to say, the accomodations will be nice and in a safe location.

What's the format of the conference?

Hackcon takes place over the course of two days. Each day starts with two opening keynotes in the morning and then transitions to lightning talks, workshops, & community lead discussions in the afternoon.

Are minors allowed to attend?

Absolutely. Minors can attend if their parents will sign a liability waiver. Unfortunately, minors cannot stay overnight in the provided housing and will need to find their own accomodations.

How do I get to Hackcon?

You are responsible for your own transportation to New York City. Getting here is pretty easy, you can fly into LGA, JFK, or EWR. There are also some pretty cheap buses and trains around. We'll email you exact directions to the lodging & venue before the conference.

Who organizes Hackcon?

Hackcon is organized by a group of Hackathon fanatics -- Alexey Komissarouk, Dan Schlosser, Ishaan Gulrajani, Nick Meyer, and the Major League Hacking Team. Want to volunteer or help us organize the next one? Email team@hackcon.io.

Have other questions that we didn't answer in this FAQ? Drop us an email.