Hoya Hacks
Frequently Asked Questions

What is a hackathon?

Hoya Hacks is a 36-hour event at Georgetown University that brings together super smart students to build something cool. We provide the resources for you to succeed, no matter your skill level!

Who can attend?

Hoya Hacks is open to any undergraduate at any college. Non-Georgetown students must be at least 18 years old. Unfortunately, at this time high school students (who are under 18) can't attend.

Do I need to know how to code?

Students of all skill levels are encouraged to attend, even if you've never written a line of code. We're prepared to teach you everything you need to learn right here while also supporting the most experienced hackers.

Is the event free?

Yes, absolutely! Say thanks to our amazing sponsors. We will provide food, prizes, swag, and crazy fun activities.

What should I bring?

Bring your student ID for entrance, and your laptop and charger for hacking. We also recommend toiletries for hygiene, a change of clothes, and a sleeping bag, along with any other items you prefer to travel with!

What if I don't have a team?

We will have team-forming events, in addition to other activities where you can mingle with other hackers! Feel free to join any team that has less than 4 people.

I'm a first time hackathoner!

No need to fear! We're so excited to share this experience with you. There will be tons of workshops to get you started, and our goal is for you to learn something new and make some new friends.

Is there a code of conduct?

We want all hackers to feel welcome and comfortable during their time here! We are using the MLH code of conduct. You can read it here.

How will any data be shared?

We participate in Major League Hacking (MLH) as a MLH Member Event. You authorize us to share certain application/registration information for event administration, ranking, MLH administration, pre and post-event informational e-mails, and occasional messages about hackathons in line with the MLH Privacy Policy.

I have more questions!

Shoot us a note at hello@hoyahacks.com.

Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season