Major League Hacking 2019 Hackathon Season


2019 Greater Central Florida Tech Faire + Hackathon

APRIL 5, 2019
Day of Learning

APRIL 6-7, 2019
24-hr Hackathon

About Us

This year, we're changing things up!

Instead of having our usual 30-36 hour hackathon, this year's Greater Central Florida Tech Faire + Hackathon will we are having a 12-hour "Day of Learning" prior and in addition to a 24-hour hackathon!! The Day of Learning will take place on Friday, April 5th, and the Hackathon will take place Saturday through Sunday, April 6-7th. Consider this "Day of Learning" like a computer science workshop marathon! There will be crash courses and workshops nearly every hour for 12 straight hours for all experience levels! Our hope is that you use this Day of Learning to learn and practice using new concepts, environments, and languages in computer science before the hackthon, so that when the hackathon begins, you have all 24 hours of the hackathon to apply what you've learned to your project and take breaks to attend tech talks by our professors and sponsors!

If you do not want to participate in the Day of Learning, feel free to arrive on Saturday morning for the Hackathon instead! But if you'd like to arrive early and participate in the Day of Learning, plan to arrive on Friday, April 5th. See the Schedule below for more details.

A Place To Innovate

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HatterHacks is the place for creativity. You have the chance to make your imagination come to life! There are endless possibilities to choose from such as web development/design, software engineering, hardware hacks, and more.

An Event Like No Other

Our new name, HatterHacks: the Greater Central Florida Tech Faire + Hackathon shows that we are planning a larger and more elaborate event than traditional hackathons. This year, we are significantly expanding the number of activities, faculty lectures, and prizes.

Meet and Collaborate

Join and compete alongside talented and passionate peers and engineers from our sponsors. You will motivate and support each other to keep on learning! Team work empowers diversity of ideas which allow for astonishing accomplishments.


What/When/ Where?

HatterHacks will take place at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida on April 5th - 7th.

It lasts from Friday evening to Sunday morning, with the Day of Learning on April 5th and the hackathon on April 6-7th.

Can I attend?

HACK YEAH! This event is open to any individual with a desire to learn and have a fun time! College and high school students are both encouraged to participate! However, be mindful that if you are a student under the age of 18, you cannot be present at HatterHacks without an adult chaperon.

What if I get hungry?

We have more than enough food to keep you coding through the whole event! Special accommodations will be provided for those with dietary restrictions.

In other words, we got you.🤗

Do I need to bring anything?

Please bring your student ID, laptop, chargers, a change of clothes, your resume, and toiletries (That includes tooth brushes, toothpaste, AND deodarant!). A pillow, sleeping bag or floatie may be useful as well. Let's not forget: You are here for 36 hours.

You do not have to bring a team, idea, food, or any drinks. You can find all of that once you arrive!

Minors (under 18 years old) will need to bring a chaperone. Details are provided on the registeration form.

How can I get there?

Florida hackers: We are currently working on getting busses to your schools! Keep registering and increase participant numbers from your school so we can make this happen!

Out-of-state hackers: We are working on getting travel reimbursements for you! Register now, and indicate that you would like a travel grant in your application. We will get back to you as soon as possible regarding the next steps in the reimbursement process.

What can I do?

Our team is still discussing and deciding the activities, workshops, and talks that we will bring to you at HatterHacks this year!

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Day Time Description
Friday, April 5 -
Day of Learning
5:00 PM Check-in/Registration Begins
7:00 PM Opening Ceremony
7:30 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Workshop: "Compression Artifacts"
9:00 PM Crash Course: TBA
10:00 PM Workshop: TBA
11:00 PM Almost-Midnight Snack
Saturday, April 6 -
12:00 AM Crash Course: 3D Game Development using Blender
1:00 AM Workshop: "You Can't Really Learn Clojure In An Hour, But We Can Make A Web App So Let's Do That."
2:00 AM Workshop: TBA
3:00 AM Sleep-Is-A-Social-Construct-Eating-Isn't Snack
4:00 AM Crash Course: TBA
5:00 AM Crash Course: TBA
6:00 AM Workshop: TBA
7:00 AM Breakfast; HatterHacks Check-In Begins
8:00 AM Up-Up-And-Away! All Day-of-Learning Hackers to the Edmunds Center!
9:00 AM HatterHacks Opening Ceremony
Introducing the:
-->DEFCON Challenge!
-->Makey-Makey Challenge!
-->Particle Challenge!
-->Shark Tank Challenge!
9:30 AM Networking: Speed Dating. Find your partners and teams! You got a project to plan!
10:00 AM Hacking Officially Begins!
11:00 AM Almost-Lunch Snack
12:00 PM Tech Talk: TBA
1:00 PM Lunch + Retrocomputing Showcase!
2:00 PM Tech Talk: TBA
4:00 PM Tech Talk and Q&A with Kim Chen, Associate Software Engineer at Charles Schwab
5:00 PM Almost-Dinner Snack
6:00 PM Tech Talk: TBA
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Gaming Tournament
10:00 PM Tech Talk: TBA
11:00 PM Almost-Midnight Snack
Sunday, April 7 12:00 AM Tech Talk: TBA
2:00 AM TBD
3:00 AM Sleep-Is-A-Social-Construct-Eating-Isn't Snack
7:00 AM Breakfast
10:30 AM Presentations and Judging
11:30 AM Awards/Closing Ceremony
12:00 PM Farewell, until next year😊

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