At its core, CrimsonHacks is about bringing hackers from all over the south for a weekend of innovation. We are the first Major League Hacking member event in the state of Alabama. For 24 hours, 200 students from around the southeast will come together in Tuscaloosa at The University of Alabama for a weekend of innovation, free food, and of course, free swag. We're looking forward to seeing you in Tuscaloosa!
A hackathon is short for "hacking marathon." We're doing the fun, legal hacking, not the bad kind. It's a weekend of coding, designing, and inventing. We offer a space for hackers, innovators, and creators to come together for a weekend to create something meaningful.
Absolutely nothing. We'll provide free food, venue, wifi, swag, etc. for the event. Just bring you and your friends!
Yes - teams can be made of 1-4 participants, per MLH's rules.
We'll provide travel reimbursements for those traveling more than 30 miles by car with a minimum of 3 people.
We are unable to provide flight reimbursements at this time, we're sorry for any inconvenience! Maybe next year :)
CrimsonHacks will be held in the Ferguson Center at The University of Alabama. There's free parking across the street!
That’s totally fine! We’ll have a team-forming event right before development starts. If you want to form a team beforehand, we encourage you to use our Facebook page and #teamforming Slack channel to link up!
Don't forget a pillow, blankets, and a sleeping bag! We'll have designated quiet areas if you need to get some shut-eye. You'll probably be hacking away, though!
Yes, and it will be free! We'll provide 5 full meals over the weekend starting Saturday morning, with snacks in between.
Make sure you have a photo ID, laptop (and any other devices you want to use), chargers, toiletries, a change of clothes, and a passion for learning!
That's okay, we'll teach you. If you aren't interested in coding, there are plenty of other things you can do - attend workshops, contribute your other awesome skills, and network with participants and sponsors.
In order to attend CrimsonHacks, You must be a college student (or a person who has graduated within the last 12 months). You'll need your student ID at check-in. If you're in the industry, feel free to sign up as a mentor!
Yes! We'll have MLH's Hardware Lab for the weekend. You can see what will be provided here.
Check back often, as the schedule is updated on a rolling basis. If you noted that you'll be arriving Friday night in your RSVP, we will email you more information on check-in.
|8:00AM||Check-in, Breakfast (Panera Bread), and Sponsorship Networking Begin Ballroom|
|12:00PM||Opening Ceremony Ballroom|
|1:00PM||Hacking Begins Ballroom|
|1:00PM||Lunch (Taco Mama) & Teamforming Event Ballroom|
|2:00PM||Tech Workshop Track 1: Beginner Python Room 3104|
|3:00PM||Tech Workshop Track 1: Intermediate Python Room 3104|
|4:00PM||Tech Workshop: Intro to Git Room 3104|
|4:00PM||Sponsor Talk: 84.51 Forum|
|5:00PM||Sponsor Talk: Pariveda Solutions Forum|
|6:00PM||Dinner (Dreamland BBQ) Ballroom|
|7:00PM||Sponsor Talk: The Nine Forum|
|7:00PM||Tech Workshop: Intro to Docker Room 3104|
|8:00PM||Sponsor Talk: Red Ventures Forum|
|9:00PM||Cup Stacking Competition Ballroom|
|10:00PM||Bubble Wrap Popping Room 3103|
|11:00PM||Slideshow Karaoke Room 3103|
|12:00AM||Midnight Ice Cream Break + Snacks by Pariveda Solutions Ballroom|
|12:30AM||Frisbee Meet in Ballroom|
|1:30AM||Quiet Time Rooms 3114-3115|
|8:00AM||Breakfast (Panera Bread) Ballroom|
|12:00PM||Lunch (Firehouse Subs) Ballroom|
|1:00PM||Hacking Ends - Submit to Devpost!|
|1:00PM||Demo Presentations Begin Ballroom|
|2:45PM||Closing Ceremony Ballroom|
CrimsonHacks is a great event for not only students, but professionals as well. Mentors will be able to share their valuable knowledge by hosting workshops of their expertise or by becoming a designated “expert” in a specific technology. Not to mention, mentors also receive a free t-shirt and swag bag!
Mentoring for CrimsonHacks is a great way to give back to the Tuscaloosa community. This is an opportunity to share your experience with aspiring professionals in the southeast. Help us innovate the south by registering as a mentor today! For more information, email email@example.com.
Interested in becoming a sponsor or partner of CrimsonHacks? We'd love to work with you!
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be in touch soon.