What is ThunderHack?
ThunderHack is the brand new student hackathon from the team behind DragonHack – an event where brilliant and innovative people come to connect, create and have fun!
What is a Hackathon?
The term 'hackathon' is derived from the word hack; a phrase that, in modern computing terminology, means a inelegant or even unfathomable, but nevertheless working solution to a specific problem. ThunderHack, being a student hackathon, is thus an event, where students, with the help of professors and mentors, collaborate and compete in creating an implementing their own innovative ideas as hacks.
Is ThunderHack strictly a competition?
Of course not! While the objective of the competition itself is the creation of awesome hacky solutions in the span of a single weekend, the event, with its coinciding programme, constisting of food, relaxation, games and lectures, offers an amazing opportunity to learn, network and have loads of fun! Stay tuned for more detailed information about the coinciding programme.
How long does ThunderHack go on for?
ThunderHack lasts a full weekend.
Who can participate?
As long as you are a student and are intrigued by hackathons, you are more than welcome to attend ThunderHack. The only requirement is that you have a valid Student Identification Card, regardless of your field of study or prior knowledge.
What if I study outside Slovenia?
No problem at all. You are eligible as long as you are a student of any university.
How do I register for ThunderHack?
Leave your e-mail and you will be notified when tickets go live!
How much do tickets cost?
Thanks to our wonderful and incredible sponsors our hackathon is completely free for all participants. We will also provide all of your meals, drinks, snacks, and swag for free! Just make sure to get your tickets in time, as supplies (as well as the amount of space) are limited!
Who owns my IP/code/idea?
You own all the rights to your intellectual property.
How many students can be in a team?
The maximum number of students per team is 4.
I don’t have a team. Can I attend on my own?
Don’t let that stop you. A lot of other students will come on their own as well. After the opening ceremony we will have team formations for everyone who doesn’t have a team.
I can’t code/hack/operate microcontrollers etc. Should I still attend?
You should definitely still attend, whether you've written tons of code or not a single line, if you're a master of robotics or don't have any experience apart from viewing Wall-E. We're a very welcoming community and we encourage you to give it a try!
Can I sleep over at the venue?
Yes. We encourage you to get some sleep. Bring a pillow and/or sleeping bag though.
Will there be prizes?
Yes. There will be a lot of different challenges and thanks to our sponsors the winners or winning teams of each challenge will receive a prize.
Will there be free food and drinks?
Who are the people behind this event?
ThunderHack is organized by Društvo Računalničarjev, with the help of the amazing people at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the University of Ljubljana.
What should I bring?
Firstly, a laptop and charger! We cannot provide computers so bring anything you'll need to code. You can share equipment with a teammate. Here's some other things you may want to consider (not required): change of clothes, power extensions, any necessary adapters for connecting to HDMI or VGA screens, specific peripheral sensors for microcontrollers, and plenty of enthusiasm!
A lot of hardware (such as microcontrollers and circuit board printers) will be available on-venue. Should you have any additional, more specific questions, you can contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have a code of conduct?
Yes, we adhere to the Major League Hacking Code of Conduct.