Already familiar and comfortable with building a technology project? The General Hacker Track gives the conventional hacker experience with full creative control and exciting supplementary resources as needed. This track is here to provide opportunities to innovate and connect with others; we have exciting speakers, engaging sponsors, and new technologies to help you take your project to the next level.
NEW! We're accepting open source contributions!
Are you an open-source contributor and want to use the resources at HackGT 8 to further develop and existing project? Now you can! New this year to the General Hacker track is an Open Source section! Any contributions to an open-source project, no matter how big or small, are eligible for new and exciting prizes! The project can be a popular, well-maintained one or your own; as long as it's open-source, it counts! Open Source submissions will be evaluated separately from non-open-source submissions and will be considered for separate prizes.
New to hackathons and unsure of how to get started building a technology project? The Emerging Hacker Track is here to provide you with guidance into introductory technology and how to ace a hackathon. Back by popular demand, this track will feature mentor matching to help guide you and your team through your first hackathon project. We will also be offering a wide and flexible variety of workshops ranging from web development and data science to design and computing systems designed just for you to learn the fundamentals and get you started on your dream hackathon project!
Our Learning Paths for Emerging hackers this year are:
Whether you’re interested in machine learning algorithms or data analytics and visualization, the data science learning path will expose students to the process of collecting, cleaning, and analyzing large sets of data!
The Design Learning Path will teach you the fundamentals of user interface/user experience (UI/UX) design from user research to creating beautiful mockups and prototypes. Gain skills and knowledge vital to the product development process and apply them to create effective user-centered apps and websites! Systems: In the Systems Learning Path, we will be going over the basics of systems development. Specifically, we’ll be exploring robotics and developing embedded systems using Arduinos to create innovative projects that combine software and hardware!
In the Systems Learning Path, we will be going over the basics of systems development. Specifically, we’ll be exploring robotics and developing embedded systems using Arduinos to create innovative projects that combine software and hardware!