HackDFW is the design-thinking hackathon of Dallas.
It is a place where you can be part of the nebulous, wondrous, awe-inspiring, frustrating-yet-glorious process of creating. A place where ideas aren't limited by fear or doubt, only 24 hours.
What is design thinking?
A way of problem solving that allows you to create innovative solutions rooted in people's needs through collaboration, empathy and iteration.
The Women's Museum in Fair Park!
3800 Parry Ave, Dallas, TX 75226
All creators are welcome! This includes high schoolers, undergraduate students, graduate students, and professionals!
Teams are usually composed of 2-5 people. No more than 5 people on a team. You can do it alone, but it'll be less fun!
We'll have a scheduled time team building after the opening ceremony. Before then, join us at the HackDFW Attendees Page!
Laptops, chargers, cell phones, and of course passion are helpful. Other useful items include: toiletries, a change of clothes, a pillow, some earplugs, an eye mask, a jacket, and... deodorant.
Knives, firearms, and other dangerous things are not permitted at the event.
HackDFW is 100% free for students! This includes WiFi, food, drinks, and miscellaneous swag for the entire hackathon!
A limited number of professionals will be welcomed to participate at a cost. Professional registrants are first-come-first-serve until tickets are sold out. Stay tuned for our early-bird tickets!
Yes! We will have plenty of hardware including:
Raspberry PIs, Arduinos, VR headsets, Amazon Echos, and electronic components.
A more comprehensive list can be found Here!
A hackathon is an experience to build something new within a set amount of time. Therefore, you cannot work on past projects. However, using your own open-source or third party libraries is fine, as long as the project is new.
We will be providing reimbursements to a select percentage of out-of-state students only.
Yes! We are currently finalizing our bussed regions, but will be initially dependent on historic attendance record and refined by registration numbers.
Absolutely! We would love to have you as a volunteer! Just fill out this form, and we will reach out to you with further information.
Of course you can! Our hackers would love to have you around! Just fill our this form, and we will reach out to you with further information.
|Registration||9:00 AM - 10:30 AM|
|Opening Ceremony||10:00 AM - 10:30 AM|
|Hacking Begins!||10:30 AM|
|Hardware Lab Opens||11:00 AM|
|Team Building Session||10:45 AM - 11:15 AM|
|Ideation Session||11:15 AM - 11:45 AM|
|Lunch||11:30 AM - 1:00 PM|
|State Farm Workshop (Big Data)||12:30 PM - 1:15 PM|
|Scavenger Hunt||1:30 PM - 6:00 PM|
|Photo Booth||1:00 PM - 3:00 PM|
|Design Thinking Workshop||1:30 PM - 2:15 PM|
|Tidy Table Competition||2:00 PM - 8:00 PM|
|Impact House (Diversity in Tech)||2:30 PM - 3:15 PM|
|Impact House (Stages of a Startup)||3:30 PM - 4:15 PM|
|OmniSci Workshop||4:30 PM - 5:15 PM|
|Dinner||6:30 PM - 8:00 PM|
|Treat Yo' Self! (Face Masks, Good Vibes)||7:30 PM - 8:00 PM|
|Hot Bytes||9:00 PM - 10:00 PM|
|Late Night Snack||10:00 PM - 11:30 PM|
|K-Pop Power Hour||10:00 PM - 11:00 PM|
|Hackathon Organizer Meetup||10:00 PM - 11:00 PM|
|Trivia||11:00 PM - 12:00 AM|
|Bob Ross MSPaint Party||1:00 AM - 1:30 AM|
|Quiet Hours||2:00 AM - 5:00 AM|
|Breakfast||8:00 AM - 9:30 AM|
|Yoga||8:00 AM - 8:30 AM|
|"How to Submit" Video||8:30 AM - 8:45 AM|
|Devpost submissions DUE!||9:30 AM|
|Pitch Workshop||9:30 AM - 10:00 AM|
|Judges Briefing||10:15 AM - 10:45 AM|
|Hardware Lab Closes||10:15 AM|
|Hacking Ends||10:30 AM|
|Expo Cleanup||10:30 AM - 11:00 AM|
|Expo - General||11:00 AM - 1:00 PM|
|Expo - Sponsor Challenges||12:00 PM - 1:00 PM|
|Lunch||12:30 PM - 2:00 PM|
|Photo Booth||1:00 PM - 2:00 PM|
|Final Pitch Briefing||1:15 PM - 1:30 PM|
|Final Presentations||2:00 PM - 2:45 PM|
|Closing Ceremony||3:00 PM - 3:45 PM|
|Awards||3:30 PM - 3:45 PM|
|Hardware Return Call||3:45 PM|
|Doors Close||4:15 PM|
We'd love to hear from you! We are a friendly bunch and open to discussing new ideas, improvements or firstname.lastname@example.org
Send us snail mail!
1601 Bryan St, Fl 42,
Dallas, TX 75201