Hackathons are a unique opportunity for those interested in software, hardware, and design to collaborate in a sprint-like event, creating their own work and projects from scratch. Hackers will compete in teams to develop software and hardware solutions to real world problems they face, to show off cool concepts, or just to build things for fun! At the end of the hackathon, teams will have the chance to submit and present their work to judges, who will provide feedback and even award prizes based off certain criteria.
Hack@Brown will be a 48-hour long hackathon for college students, not just from Brown but from all around, to come together and spend the weekend learning new skills and building exciting projects! This year, we will be having our first-ever design track, where participants can learn about the design process, from creating initial wireframes to eventually designing a high-fidelity mockup.
While hackathons are competitive in nature, we want Hack@Brown to be centered around learning as much as possible. We’ll be hosting numerous workshops and talks during the event for everyone to have the opportunity to learn more about specific topics.