Who can attend?
All undergraduate, graduate, and high school students from any school are welcome. If you are under 18, we’ll need a parental consent form.
Will there be a standby line the day of the event?
Yes, there will be a standby line if accepted attendees do not show up. The line will open up when registration starts and students will be admitted off the standby line after registration ends. We will first admit all Brown/RISD students and then admit non-Brown/RISD students by order of first come first serve. Students admitted off the standby line will not get a travel reimbursement.
How will you decide between applicants?
Applicants will be chosen based on a random lottery. Everyone is welcome to apply and attend!
Why, then, do you need my resume?
Resumes are completely optional, and are passed on to sponsoring companies for recruitment only if you’re admitted. They're in no way linked to the hackathon acceptance process, which will remain a random lottery.
How much is this going to cost me?
Hack@Brown is completely free, including food, drinks, and awesome swag.
How do I get there?
You can take Amtrak or the MBTA to Providence Station, a short walk from campus. We’re working on getting travel reimbursements and buses set-up for you! Hack@Brown will take place in Sayles & Wilson Halls at Brown University.
What about team sizes?
You’re welcome to have up to four people on a team. It is absolutely not necessary to have a team prior to coming to Hack@Brown—we’ll have a fun team-forming session at the beginning.
What should I bring?
Your valid student ID, laptop, phone, chargers, sleeping equipment, and lots of excitement. If you’re a minor, a parental consent form too that we’ll email to you.
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