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ThunderHack 2018 is canceled.

We regret to inform you, that ThunderHack 2018 is cancelled. The team of organizer-volunteers has, for the last four months, been working tirelessly to prepare everything for an event, that would keep both the quality level and cost-free status of our first hackathon, DragonHack.

We firmly believe, that one of the main factors in organizing such an event is, without a doubt, its location. This is why we reserved the Main hall of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Ljubljana before the start of the summer. The event and date were uncomplicatedly approved from the Faculty's side. However, a month and a half before ThunderHack was set to take place, we received a notice from the institution: in addition to to meeting the costs of the expected expenses that arise when organizing such an event, we were to pay an additional rental fee. Furthermore, we were informed that, due to a misunderstanding, another event with approximately 600 attendees would take place concurrently, at the same location. Consequently, we attempted to book a new location for ThunderHack - but were unsuccessful in such a short period of time.

It is here that we wish to thank all those employees of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, that recognize the importance and value of student hackathons and similar events. We feel remorse that their work towards making ThunderHack a reality was in vain.

We would also like to extend our apology to all of you hackers, that already booked your free tickets for this event. We promise to repay you for the inconvenience. More details will be provided, when they become available.

We will see you at the biggest student hackathon in Slovenia - at DragonHack, that will take place at its usual location. At the Faculty of Computer and Information Science in Ljubljana.


Details

WHERE AND WHEN

ThunderHack will take place on the 10th and 11th of November at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Ljubljana.

Tržaška cesta 25, 1000 Ljubljana

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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?

You bet!

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 info@thunderhack.si

Do you have a code of conduct?

Yes, we adhere to the Major League Hacking Code of Conduct.