2019 Greater Central Florida Tech Faire + Hackathon

MARCH 29-31, 2019

About Us

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

Stetson University is proud to announce our fourth annual hackathon (a 36-hour overnight coding event) in DeLand, Florida. 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.



HatterHacks will take place at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida on March 29 - 31st.

It lasts from Friday evening to Sunday morning. See the full schedule below!

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 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 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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Time Description
5:00 PM Check-in/Registeration Begins
7:00 PM Opening Ceremony
7:30 PM Secure Hacking Hideout! Hacking to commence very soon :)
8:00 PM Speed Dating: Find Your Perfect Hackmate(s)
10:00 PM Workshop: TBA
11:00 PM Almost-Midnight Snack
12:00 AM Workshop: TBA
2:00 AM Dance, Dance, Dance, Dance Battle
3:00 AM Sleep-Is-A-Social-Construct-Eating-Isn't Snack
6:00 AM Yoga/Meditation
7:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM 12-hour Mark! Sponsor/Mentor Session
10:00 AM Tech Talk: TBA
11:00 AM Almost-Lunch Snack
12:00 PM Tech Talk: TBA
1:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM Tech Talk: TBA
4:00 PM Tech Talk: TBA
5:00 PM Almost-Dinner Snack
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Gaming Tournament
10:00 PM Workshop: TBA
11:00 PM Almost-Midnight Snack
12:00 AM Cup Stacking
2:00 AM TBD
3:00 AM Sleep-Is-A-Social-Construct-Eating-Isn't Snack
7:00 AM Breakfast
10:00 AM Presentations and Judging
11:00 AM Awards/Closing Ceremony
12:00 PM Farewell, until next year😊

2019 Sponsors (TBA)

Interested in sponsoring?
Contact us at hack@stetson.edu