FAQ

FAQ

What is a Hackathon?


A hackathon is an event that typically runs anywhere from 12-36 hours, bringing together people from all backgrounds and technical abilities. Reality can be anything you want to create. By brainstorming and implementing ideas, you learn and also enlighten others around you.




Who can attend?


Any student! However, our hackathons are designed for grades 7 to 12.




Do we need any coding experience to join?


No, we have mentors who are familiar with the industry available to help you :)




How are teams created?


Teams are self-created, meaning you can form your own teams. Teams can consist of up to 4 members per group. if you don't have a group, don't worry! We will make sure you are paired with the right people.




Are Ideas Important?


Ideas are arguably the most important aspect of any hackathon. We recommend spending at least half an hour on brainstorming an idea. If you get stuck; no need to worry! Star-Hacks mentors and volunteers will run brainstorming sessions for you to attend, which will help a lot.




What should I bring?


Just your Laptop Computer (Mac or Windows), android-based Phone or Tablet (if available), charger(s), ID. We will provide the rest :)




What is in it for companies?


We are offering help to streamline processes for hackathons. By doing this, the stress and work of organizing a hackathon is taken care by Star-Hacks team, who are veterans in hackathon logistics.




What if I want to help sponsor a hackathon?


Great! Sponsorships help create an impactful event. The sponsorship packet with the different levels of sponsorship is available on the Resources page of the website.




What if I have more questions?


Don't hesitate to email us at info.starhacks@gmail.com. We appreciate any feedback/questions!





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