Major League Hacking 2020 Hackathon Season

September 20th - 22nd 2019
Tempe, Arizona State University

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about us

sunhacks is a student-run hackathon at Arizona State University committed to growing the local tech community, providing students with brand new opportunities and connections, and contributing to a world-wide community: the hacker community. In April 2018, we hosted our first sunhacks to introduce Phoenix to the hacker community. Our vision is to bring programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels together for a 36-hour coding and building session to bring their project ideas to life at our third sunhacks.



Thank you so much to our sponsors who help make sunhacks possible!
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frequently asked questions

What is a hackathon? +

Hackathons are places where you can have all sorts of experiences. You can watch you and your team's project come to life throughout a weekend, network with sponsors in a much more casual environment than career fair, meet new friends and learn about the present tech community, learn cool new tech that industry is thrilled to hear about, and more! Come up with a project, or join a team, and make the coolest program you've come up with yet!

Can I attend? +

If you're a student and at least 18 years old, you're more than welcome to come participate!

Code of Conduct? +

As a Major League Hacking member event, we require all attendees (hackers, volunteers, mentors, sponsors, etc) to follow Major League Hacking’s Code of Conduct.

Can I get travel reimbursement? +

As sunhacks is still a young hackathon, we unfortunately do not yet have the funds to reimburse our attendees for their travel to get here. We sincerely apologize, but hope you understand. In the future when we're bigger, we hope to be able to help you out, so stay tuned!

Why should I attend if I'm a beginner, a non-coder, a coder who doesn't feel like a coder? +

Many of us here at sunhacks still have these thoughts, and there are many more who think this who are still great coders. We hope you can push past your concerns of being "good enough" and try our hackathon out. We're working on building a community that people especially like you can be a part of. We want to help you get better, find that network of support, and flourish!

How do teams work? +

This hackathon allows a max team size of 4 people. While the minimum team size is one (meaning yes, you can work by yourself), we'd love for you to consider the benefits of having someone (or a few someones) to bounce ideas off of and break work into manageable chunks!

Do I need to stay the whole time? +

To get the full experience we highly recommend you stay, but we understand if you need to leave or if you want to sleep in a real bed for the night.

What if I don't have a team?+

Don't have a team? That's okay, after our opening ceremony, stick around to find some team members who want to help you with your project—or maybe you want to help them with theirs!

What about hardware hacks? +

MLH will be generously renting out cutting edge technology to the hackers. From Oculus Rifts to Arduinos, the sky is the limit. If you have hardware or tools, you are more than welcome to bring them as well.

What do I need to bring? +

You'll need to bring a laptop, charger, any tech you might want to hack on or with. As we are a 3 day hackathon, we encourage you to bring toiletries and any other materials you deem relevant. We highly encourage you bring sleeping paraphernalia to ensure you get a good night's rest each night (or not, we understand you're excited to hack, but remember to take care of yourself!). We will have a sleeping area designated!
In addition, sunhacks is working toward becoming a sustainable hackathon, that means we aren't providing water bottles this year, and are asking that you bring your own. There may be some reward for your sustainable actions! Finally, in order to check-in on our opening day, you must have a valid ID.

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