Check out the challenge prompts for Hack Forst NL 2022
The agenda for the 2022 Hackathon weekend

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is an opportunity to learn new concepts about tech and apply them to some cool ideas. These ideas are formulated to create things like websites, apps, or unthinkable solutions to a problem presented by the challenge prompt of the hackathon.

Don't worry, you don't have to have experience coding or be an expert with computers to participate, think of it as an opportunity!

Who can register?

The hackathon is open for university/college students, high school students, and working professionals from all backgrounds.

When and where?

The hackathon will begin on Friday February 17th around 6pm and end on Sunday February 19th around 6pm.

We are partnering with the Genesis Center this year, and we will be having the hackathon in-person at Memorial University (more details will be posted in Discord).

What happens in a hackathon?

Our hackathons are 48 hours long. Day 1 is the challenge announcment & team formation. Day 2 is mentorship, workshops, games, and sponsor booths. Day 3 is project presentations and wrap-up. Here is the previous hackathon's schedule.

Do I need a team?

Yes, in order to participate in the hackathon, you must be in a team of at least 2, but we do recommend forming a team of 3-4 members. You can register your team through our eventbrite page, where one member would need to form the team and the rest register as part of that team.

If you don't yet have a team, you should join our discord server and we'll fill you in during our team-forming session. You might even find some people to team up with!

What if I don't code? Should I still register?

Of course! The hackathon isn't a competition to find the Next Top Programmer, it's a learning experience! We'll have workshops throughout to help you learn if you're a total beginner. If you're not, you'll definitely learn something new and valuable!

Focus on having fun and challenging yourself! You can choose to focus on participating in the challenges, spending time in events, or even just making new friends and connections.

What about the prizes?

We're giving out up to $6000 this year to the top 3 teams.

Would I get swag and merchandise?

Yes and YES! You'll get swag and merchandise by participating in our event. We're working hard to bring you cool swag that will get you right in the hacker mood that you can pick up during the hackathon.

I have more questions?

Our team of organizers is more than happy to answer your question on our Discord.

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