What is a hackathon?
A hackathon is best described
as an “invention marathon”. Anyone who has an interest in technology attends one to learn,
build & share their creations over the course of a weekend in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. - MLH
Who can attend Hacklahoma?
Any university student 18 and older of any major can participate as a hacker!
Can beginners attend?
Of course! We accept people of all skill levels! We'll have workshops before
and during the event! We'll also have plenty of mentors! Hackathons are a learning experience! :D
Do I need to be an OU student?
Nope! Any student from any school is eligible to apply for Hacklahoma!
Do I have to be a programmer?
No, you don't need any experience in programming to attend! Regardless of major or experience, we welcome all
students who are genuinely interested in learning and technology.
Do I need a team in order to participate?
Nope! You can always go solo if that's your style, otherwise you are allowed to have up to four people at the
maximum. We will have team formation sessions in the future, which we'll announce on our social media and email!
Do I have to pay to attend Hacklahoma?
Nope! Hacklahoma is free for everyone. All meals, snacks, and refreshments are also free!
But what if I'm not a student?
You are more than welcome to participate as a volunteer or mentor! If you are interested in this, contact us at
We will have a sign up form available soon!
Can I start working before Hacklahoma starts?
No, hackers are not allowed to work on their projects before Hacklahoma's official hacking period. You are, however,
allowed to come up with ideas, plan, and prepare!
What should I bring?
Bring your school ID for registration! We also recommend bringing laptops, any chargers, cell phones, a pillow, a sleeping bag, toiletries, an extra set of
clothes, and a refillable water bottle. You could also bring an extension cord or additional hardware
(which will need to be approved) for your hack just in case.
What should I not bring?
Any weapons, drugs, alcohol, and anything illegal is strictly prohibited. If you're not sure about bringing
something, please ask us about it in advance!
Will you be offering travel reimbursement?
Yes, we are offering a limited total amount of travel reimbursement of up to $25 a person! Carpools of 4 will be able to receive up to $100. To be eligible for reimbursement, hackers need to submit a project on DevPost and be present at the hackathon.
Where will I sleep?
We'll have a dedicated nap room during the event!
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