Hack K-State

October 19-21, 2018
K-State College of Business, Manhattan, Kansas

About Hack K-State

High School & Collegiate Collaboration

Founded in 2016, Hack K-State is one of the few hackathons in North America that brings high school and college students together for 36 hours of networking, learning, and fun. Hack K-State is an "invention marathon". Anyone who has an interest in technology is encouraged to come and learn something new in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. You don't have to be a programmer or be majoring in Computer Science.

Interested in attending?

Information on how to signup will be released soon! In the meantime, follow us on social media to get the latest updates!

Want to become a sponsor or partner?

Send us an email at team@hackkstate.tech.

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Meet the Organizers
Kyle Eisenbarger
Haley Canfield
Alex Todd
Mary Pat Siebert
Nathan McClain
Frequently Asked Questions

Your questions, answered.

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is best described as an “invention marathon”. Anyone who has an interest in technology attends a hackathon to learn, build & share their creations over the course of a weekend in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. You don’t have to be a programmer and you certainly don’t have to be majoring in Computer Science.

Who can come to Hack K-State?

We welcome high school, undergraduate, and graduate students from anywhere in the world, including students who graduated in the last 12 months. If you're under 18 there's just an extra form for you and your parent/guardian(s) to fill out. Please bring the form with you to check-in.

Parent Permission Form

How much does it cost?

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors, Hack K-State is free for everyone to attend!

Will there be food?

Absolutely! Your meals for the weekend will be free and there’ll be plenty of snacks and drinks to keep you energized. If you’ve got specific dietary requirements, you should let the event organizers know before the hackathon starts and they’ll be more than happy to make arrangements.

Where can I sleep?

We've set aside quiet, dark rooms for sleeping! Bring your pillow, blanket, or sleeping bag and get cozy! We'll also have a limited number of air matresses to check out.

Will there be travel reimbursement?

We will not be providing travel reimbursement.

What should I bring?

Be sure to bring: your student or government issued ID, a laptop (and probably a laptop charger!), and a refillable water bottle. Also bring any sleeping supplies (pillow, blanket, etc.) and hygiene amenities (toothbrush, fresh clothes, etc.) you may need during the weekend.

Showers will be available during the weekend, please bring a towel and amenities like shampoo if you plan to shower. If you don't have a laptop we'll have a computer lab for you to work in!

DO NOT bring: weapons, drugs, or alcohol.

Where can I park?

Free parking is available starting Friday at 5pm in the lots to the south of the College of Business building.

How many people can be on a team?

Teams are limited to 4 (four) participants.

What if I don’t know anybody there?

Not to worry! You’ll meet people when you get here and everybody’s very friendly! A lot of people go to hackathons without teams, so it’s perfectly normal to go around to people, tell them you’re looking for a team, and ask if you can help out. Protip: Invite your friends to come to Hack K-State too! That way you're guaranteed to know someone!

What if I don’t have an idea?

That’s normal. Most people don’t have an idea before they get to Hack K-State. But once you start talking to other people, you might come up with something. You can also work with somebody else on their idea if you like it. And there will be prizes which might help give you some ideas. Don’t worry about it, you’ll find something to work on.

What if I don't want to present my hack?

You might think your project isn’t impressive or it might not be finished so you don’t want to present it. You should present it anyway! Honestly, hackathons aren't about being the best or being competitive. It’s all about having fun, making friends and learning how to become better at things you care about. Presenting your hack gives you a chance to be proud of what you’ve done, and you should be proud.

Other Questions

Send us an email at team@hackkstate.tech!

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