2020 Greater Central Florida Tech Faire + Hackathon

Day of Learning

24-hr Hackathon

About Us

This year, we're changing things up!

In this year's Greater Central Florida Tech Faire + Hackathon we are having a 12-hour "Day of Learning" in addition to a 24-hour hackathon!! The Day of Learning will take place on Friday, February 21st, and the Hackathon will take place Saturday through Sunday, February 22-23rd. Consider this "Day of Learning" 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, February 21st. 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

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 February 21st - 23rd; on the second floor of the Carlton-Union Building, commonly known as the CUB.

It lasts from Friday evening to Sunday morning, with the Day of Learning on February 21st and the hackathon on February 22-23rd.

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 registration 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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