MangoHacks is a place for discovery. It is a 36 hour hackathon that encourages learning, collaboration, growth, innovation, and fun. We will welcome 250+ students from Florida and across the country, amazing mentors, and wonderful sponsors to create amazing things. MangoHacks is organized by students for students.
MangoHacks is a chance to meet new people, learn something, make something, dream along, and have fun.
Everyone is welcomed - from the most experienced hackers, designers, and builders to the thinkers and the curious who have never heard of a hackathon. Regardless of your experience, there is something for you at MangoHacks.
We’d love for you to come learn something new, take the things you love (sports, art, traveling, dogs!) or care about (poverty, sea level rise, hunger) and combine them with techonology to make something different, something cool, or something to improve the world.
It'll be sweet. We Promise.
Don’t worry, this is not the kind of place where you break into a bank or do something illegal.
A hackathon is a creative coding and invention marathon. Students come together with an idea or a passion, get into teams, and build that idea into something tangible in 36 hours. At the end of the hackathon, the teams will show what they built to judges and other participants.
A hackathon is an awesome place to push yourself, learn new skills, and meet amazing people
MangoHacks ’17 will take place at Florida International University’s PG6 Tech Station from February 24th to 26th. Get Directions
People will arrive between 6pm and 8pm on Friday, February 24th. Hacking will start at 10pm on Friday and go until 8am on Sunday, February 26th. Closing ceremony will end by 1pm on Sunday.
Anyone who is currently a college student or who graduated in the past
year is welcome to participate. If it has been a while since you were a
student you can still participate as a mentor for the attendees.
Sign up to be a mentor
Lots of it. Free, too! We’ll make you feel right at home. Enough food to keep you going for the entire 36 hours and then some. Caffeine, energy drinks, snacks and all. We’ve got you. If you have special needs, it’s all good too. Did we mention there’ll be lots of food?
ZERO! FREE! Nada. Zip. $0. Everything we provide will be free, so you only need to worry about what you’ll achieve during the weekend.
You’ll need an ID and the stuff you’ll need throughout the weekend. Laptop, chargers, phone, the basics. You’ll probably also want to bring some basic hygiene products (toothbrush/toothpase, deodorant, a change of clothes) and anything to keep you fresh through the weekend. A sleeping bag might be cool, too, if you plan on getting some sleep.
Don’t be afraid if you don’t think you have enough experience, a team or an idea. A hackathon is a great place for learning. We’ll have great mentors and tools to help you with development, ideas, and everything in between as well as tons of workshops where you can pick up all kinds of skills.
It’s no biggie. You can hack solo, but the more the merrier. You can join a team of up to four people. You don’t need to have a team ready before the event - there will be amazing people who you can join at the event. If you have some friends in mind though, you’re more than welcome to stay together.
Driving, Flying, Swimming… however you can! We’d love to have anyone who really wants to come, and if you need help figuring out a way that works, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unfortunately, we will not be able provide individual travel reimbursements this year.
We encourage car pooling and a good ol' road trip. However, keep an eye out for info on buses coming to North Florida schools. Schools with the most registrations are more likely to get a bus, so get your friends to apply too.
We want MangoHacks to be a fair opportunity for everyone, so we ask that no code that will be part of a project is written before the event. You’re are welcome to come with an idea and a plan, though. Plus, making something completely new is pretty sweet.
After you register we’ll send out confirmation emails in a rolling basis for you to reserve a spot.
Registration will be open until February 26th.
Bottom line? Be cool to people around you. Read more.
If you have any other questions, hit us up. email@example.com
Mangoes are pretty sweet, and so are we.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Registration is closed!