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HackTheU is Utah’s largest hackathon and was held for the first time on November 11th-12th of 2016. Over the course of 24 hours, students from across the state and nation developed their solutions to the various prompts through augmented reality, virtual reality, IoT, and many other kinds of applications. In addition, students had access to workshops on various tech topics presented by members from the local industry. With only three months of preparation, a new organization and event had been formed drawing crowds from all over.

Now with a year of preparation, HackTheU 2017 will be even bigger and better. Stay tuned.


Where will I sleep? 2017-09-19T14:42:58+00:00

While it may be tempting to hack all night, we will also have dedicated on-site sleep spaces for those of you trying to get some shut-eye.

How do teams work? 2017-09-19T14:42:48+00:00

Each team consists of a maximum of five members. You can create a team and designate teammates during registration, or you can register as an individual. Admission decisions will be all-or-none, so either all of your teammates will receive admission if selected or none of your teammates will receive admission. You can even form a team during early hours of the Hackathon.

What if I don’t know how to code? 2017-09-19T14:42:40+00:00

Not a problem! The entire Major League Hacking team knew very little when they each attended their very first hackathon. It’s entirely irrelevant what your experience is going into a hackathon, it’s more about your interest in technology. Every MLH Member Event is passionate about making their hackathons very welcoming and beginner-friendly. If you’re wanting to learn how to code outside of a hackathon, there’s a fantastic blog post that you should read. After, you should check out the following: TreehouseCodecademy and the Major League Hacking blog to get started.

How do I get there? 2017-09-19T14:42:30+00:00

If you live in the Salt Lake area, you can travel using the UTA Red Line and get off at the Stadium. You can also take the buses that comes to University of Utah. If you from out-of-state, you are responsible for arranging your travel accommodations.

Can I attend? 2017-09-19T14:42:20+00:00

As long as you are a student at any college in the world and are 18 or older, you are invited to apply to HackTheU!

What is a Hackathon? 2017-09-19T14:40:36+00:00

A hackathon is best described as an “invention marathon”. Anyone who has an interest in technology attends a hackathon to learn, build & share their creations over the course of a weekend in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. You don’t have to be a programmer and you certainly don’t have to be majoring in Computer Science.

What about Travel Reimbursements? 2017-09-19T14:35:14+00:00

Unfortunately, we cannot offer any other travel reimbursements at this time. We still hope that you will still consider joining us in October!

Will there be food? 2017-09-19T22:54:59+00:00

Absolutely! Your meals for the weekend will be free and there’ll be plenty of snacks and drinks to keep you energized. If you’ve got specific dietary requirements, you should let us know and we’ll be more than happy to make arrangements.

I just graduated, can I still come to an event? 2017-09-19T14:26:01+00:00

Yes. Anyone who has graduated within the last 12 months is still eligible to attend an MLH Member Event hackathon. After that, there’s plenty of non-student hackathons that exist for you to consider attending.




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University of Utah

Rice Eccles Stadium

451 1400 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Email: info@hacktheu.com

Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season