November 11-13th, 2016. 36 Hours.
Applications open soon.
Sponsor? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHY HACK AT YHACK
We are an international hackathon hosted by and held at Yale, bringing 1500 like-minded hackers and creatives from all over the world.
YHack is a festival of innovation, an arena of tech warriors, and a stage to present your big idea. Jam packed into 36 hours is a rainbow of events (talks, food, rap battles) that go on through the night while caffeinated teams hack on a Python app or program arduino-driven pumpkins to battle over Twitch.
Hack at YHack because you can get more done in a weekend of hacking than weeks of working at an office.
When will YHack take place?
YHack 2015 will begin on Friday, November 6, 2015, and will conclude on Sunday, November 8, 2015.
A more detailed schedule will be released closer to the actual date of the event.
Who can come?
Anyone currently enrolled in a bachelor's program is eligible to enter YHack with confirmed registration.
Not in college but still want to participate? Go ahead and register, but send us an email explaining your circumstances. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.
I don't code, what about me?
You've found the perfect place and time to learn! There will be dedicated events and mentors to ease your way through your first YHack experience.
And don't worry - applications are NOT filtered by experience. Our focus is on providing the best overall experience, not accepting only the best hackers. After all, everyone had to start from somewhere!
How much does it cost to attend?
Attendance is 100% free, and includes food, drinks, and more free swag than you could shake a stick at.
What about travel?
We are providing full flight travel reimbursements for all domestic collegiate hackers attending YHack.
International travelers will be heavily compensated, up to a maximum of $1000.
How do teams work?
We encourage people to work in teams of up to four. If you can't find a team beforehand, worry not - there will be time to form teams throughout registration.
What should I bring?
All you'll need is a valid ID, preferrably a student ID, and your laptop + charger.
A pillow and some toiletries never hurt anyone either :)
What about hardware?
We welcome hacks of all shapes and sizes. There will be both reimbursements as well as hardware provided at the event - more detailed policies to be released soon.
What can I win?
Money and stuff. But is that really why you go to hackathons?
You can email us anytime at email@example.com