At its core, CrimsonHacks is about bringing hackers form 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 campus for innovation, free food, and of course, free swag. We're looking forward to seeing you in Tuscaloosa!
A hackathon is short for "hack marathon". We're doing the ethical kind of hacking here, not the bad kind. In 24 hours, we try to hack together tech to solve real world problems. We offer a space for hackers, innovators, and creators to come together for a weekend to create something meaningful.
Make sure you have a photo ID, laptop (and any other device you might want to use), chargers, a change of clothes, toiletries, and a passion for learning! You might also want to bring a sleeping bag, a blanket, or a pillow if you plan on sleeping.
Make sure to bring a sleeping bag, blanket, or pillow! We'll have designated sleeping/quiet areas if you need to get some shut-eye. You'll probably be hacking away, though!
Absolutely nothing! We'll provide the food, venue, wifi, swag, etc. for the event (we'll even reimburse your gas costs if you carpool with at least four people!). You just bring your friends!
That's totally fine! We'll have a team forming event right before development starts. If you want to make a team beforehand, we encourage you to use our Facebook page and our #teamforming Slack channel (you'll get the link to join once you apply).
That's alright, we can teach you! If you aren't interested in coding, though, there's plenty of other stuff to hold your interest. There'll be lots of opportunities for networking, attending workshops, meeting with our sponsors, or helping out with your awesome skills.