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UWB Hacks

13 hours of hacking, experimenting, and snacking

Friday April 19th, 2019 from 9 AM to 10PM in the North Creek Event Center & 2nd floor of the ARC

Project Showcase

Click to view the projects that were created during the event: Project Showcase

What is UWB Hacks the Internet?

UWB Hacks the Internet is the UWB ACM's 2019 hackathon. Join us on April 19th, 2019 for an all-day event to learn a lot and make something awesome.

We'll be providing morning coffee, lunch, dinner, and most importantly, snacks.

What is a hackathon?

From Wikipedia:

A hackathon is a design sprint-like event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers, project managers, and others, often including domain experts, collaborate intensively on software projects.

What's the theme?

This year's theme is Web Development. No prior experience is required, and we'll be hosting workshops and panels where participants can learn everything they need to get started. It's a large topic, with plenty of opportunities for ideas. We'll have an opportunity at the start of the event to help your brainstorm for ideas.
We'll cover the following topics:

  • An introduction to HTML, CSS, and Javascript
  • How to make a dynamic website using Python and Flask
  • More TBA

Of course, you are more than welcome to hack on unrelated project ideas during this event also. Please use this time to create something new, and not just your homework.

When and where?

This event will start at 9:00 AM on April 19th in the North Creek Event Center on the University of Washington Bothell campus. Most of the event will take place in the Activities and Resource Center (ARC). The event will go until about 10:00 PM.

More details to come on the day of the event.

Time Schedule
9:15 AM Registration and Morning Coffee
10:00 AM Opening Ceremony
10:30 AM Team Building Mixer hosted by MIS Club
11:15 AM Intro to HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
12:00 Noon Free Lunch
12:45 PM Intro to Web Servers with Python Flask
2:45 PM Cybersecurity Workshop
6:00 PM Free Dinner
9:15 PM Project Presentations
10:00 PM Awards and Wrap-Up Presentation


Unfamiliar with Web Development? No problem! We've written some documentation to help you get started. docs.uwbhacks.com Check here for slides, other workshop content, and tutorials relating to the topic.

Other Questions

  • How much does this cost?

    Admission is completely free, including morning coffee, lunch, dinner, and snacks.

  • Do I need to be in a specific major?

    This event is open to all students!

  • What if I don't have experience with Web Development?

    No problem! We'll be hosting introductory workshops and panels to help teach beginners everything they'll need to know to get started.

  • Do I need to come with a team?

    No, teams will be formed the morning of the event.

  • Are teams required?

    We encourage working in teams of 3-5, but working individually is also allowed.

  • What should I bring?

    Please bring a laptop, chargers, and anything else you might need. This event is 13-hours long, but is not overnight.

  • What was last year's event like?

    An article about last year's event can be found here.

Other Questions?

This event is run by the UWB chapter of the ACM and student volunteers.
Reach out to us by email: [email protected] or on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/uwbacm
Learn more about UWB ACM at uwbacm.com