The Greater Central Florida Tech Faire

+ Hackathon 2018

Apr 7 - 8, 2018

About Us

An Event Like No Other

Stetson University is proud to announce our third annual hackathon (a 30-hour overnight coding event) in DeLand, Florida. Our new name, 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.

Unprecedented Perks

Participate in a new CTF (capture the flag) security challenge designed by engineers at Apple. The winner of this competition gets a guaranteed interview with Apple!

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.



The Greater Central Florida Tech Faire + Hackathon will take place at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida on April 7 - 8th.

It lasts from Saturday Morning to Sunday afternoon!

Can I attend?

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!

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.

Do I need to bring anything?

Bring your student ID, laptop, chargers, a change of clothes, your resume, and toiletries. A pillow and sleeping bag may be useful as well. You do not have to bring a team, idea, food, or any drinks. Please leave anything illegal at home.

Minors (under 18 years old) will need to bring a chaperone. Details are provided on the sign up 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 have a limited amount of travel grants this year, apply HERE by Thursday, March 29th 12:00 pm EDT.

What can I do?

Apart from the traditional 24-hour hackathon, the Greater Central Florida Tech Faire offers tons of activities including:

  • Capture the Flag - security challenge hosted by Apple - Win this challenge and get a guaranteed interview with Apple!
  • Tech talks by Stetson Computer Science faculty - cybersecurity, encryption, AI, big data
  • Corporate-sponsored coding challenges - earn prizes by writing code with their products
  • Code Golf - solve coding challenges with fewest lines of code
  • Data Science Jamboree - big data analysis challenges
  • Room of recursion rooms - a study roomhere every challenge involves recursion
  • Coding interview challenges - practice on a whiteboard in front of peers

... and more!

2018 Sponsors

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