Join us for a 2-day, 200 person conference for student hackathon organizers and friends. Learn more.
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.
Each year, more than 100 student hackathons take place in the US, UK, Canada, & Mexico alone. Come meet the amazing organizers behind the movement.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We've rented out one of New York's best rated hostels for the weekend of Hackcon! There are tons of open areas and amenities for you to use, and Brooklyn's hipsterest neighborhood is right outside your door.
The conference officially kicks off the morning of January 31st at 9am and ends on February 1st at 4pm. You can arrive any time after 3pm on the 30th (housing will be provided Friday & Saturday nights) and depart Sunday evening.
* This schedule is subject to change, we're still ironing out some of the logistics around the exact events.
These are the companies that make Hackcon possible. We hand picked them because of their continued dedication to the student hackathon movement. Get to know them below!
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) partners with the brightest entrepreneurs to turn disruptive ideas into world-changing businesses.
Andreessen Horowitz is a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm with $4.2 billion under management. The firm invests in entrepreneurs building companies at every stage – from seed to growth.
Brand Makers is one of the leading promotional marketing, direct importing, and branding companies in the country.
Livestream Public is an event and educational space in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Housed in Livestream's NYC Headquarters, Livestream Public is a beautiful, modern venue located in one Brooklyn's fastest growing neighborhoods.
ChallengePost is the best place to showcase software to the world. We're here to celebrate software and those who create it — you!
Twilio powers the future of business communications. Enabling phones, VoIP, and messaging to be embedded into web, desktop, and mobile software.