RowdyHacks is a 24-hour competitive programming event in which teams work together to “hack” together a website, app, or tool.
The event is open to undergraduate and graduate college/university students over 18 years old and of all skill levels.
Whether you have never written a single line of code or you are a seasoned programmer, RowdyHacks is for you.
RowdyHacks aims to cultivate the technology culture and community in San Antonio and southern Texas by enriching the technical knowledge with students of unique and diverse talents by bringing together all academic disciplines.
Q: How much does it cost to participate?
A: RowdyHacks is absolutely FREE thanks to our awesome partners. You don’t have to worry about a thing -- we’ll provide the food, t-shirts, snacks and prizes!
Q: What if I don’t know how to code?
A: No worries! RowdyHacks is for everyone from all coding and non-coding backgrounds! We will have plenty of mentors and peers to help you learn throughout the event.
Q: How big are the teams?
A: Teams can consist of up to 4 students or you can compete by yourself, but that's no fun! We encourage our hackers to participate as part as a team. Don't have a team? No worries, we will have an opportunity before the event for you to meet other hackers and form teams!
Q: What should my project be?
A: Anything! You can make a new social media website, a simple weather app, a sentiment analysis tool for tweets...anything in your wildest imagination, you can create. Your team can come prepared with an idea, or come up with one on the spot.
Q: What if I'm not a UTSA student?
A: No problem! RowdyHacks is open to ANY college/university student over 18 years old. We're so excited to see students from all over collaborating and innovating together at this year's event.
Q: What should I bring?
A: Any hardware you plan on using for your project -- your laptop, charger, portable mouse, phone, raspberry pi, VR headset, robots, etc. You might also want to bring a change of clothes and toiletries.
RowdyHacks will be held at UTSA's Main Campus at the HEB Ballrooms in the UTSA Student Union.