HooHacks 2019

(formerly Hack.UVA)

Registration is closed as of 2/14. Confirm by 2/21 11:59PM!

March 2nd - 3rd, 2019

HooHacks (formerly Hack.UVA) is a 24-hour hackathon made for you. We're all about learning, growth, inclusivity, ethical practices, and having fun. Join us at the University of Virginia this March and help us build for good.


No coding experience? No problem. We have industry experts and experienced students hosting workshops and tech talks perfect for beginners and advanced students interested in exploring different topics.


We have mentors readily available for one-on-one help with your project and tons of resources. Grab some friends or meet new people and build something cool!

Have fun

HooHacks has free food, exciting speakers, free swag from company sponsors, and tons of fun activities. Meet some new people and enjoy a Smash Bros. tournament, midnight yoga, and great food!

Tentative HooHacks Schedule

Please check back closer to the event for the updated schedule!

Saturday, March 2nd

8:00 AM
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
Check-in and breakfast
Opening Ceremony
Hacking begins, team formation activity, and sponsorship fair
1:00 PM
2:00 PM
6:00 PM

Sunday, March 3rd

12:00 AM
Midnight snack and special activity
8:00 AM
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
2:00 PM
Lunch, hacking ends
Judging begins
Closing ceremony

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is a 24-hour tech event for teams of students to learn new skills, build cool tech projects, and meet tons of other students and tech professionals. There's food, awesome workshops, and super cool swag. Best of all — it's completely free! 

Who can attend?

All current undergraduate, graduate, and high school students may attend HooHacks; you do not have to be 18+ to register. No coding experience is necessary! Non-STEM majors, first-time hackers, and beginner coders are welcomed and encouraged to join us!

Do I need a team?

If you are planning to compete for a prize, you may be in a team of 1-4 people. If you don't have one yet, no worries! We will have a team formation workshop before hacking begins.

How do I get there?

HooHacks will be at the University of Virginia School of Engineering. More info about specific locations will be posted to the website and emailed to participants closer to the event. We will have buses traveling to and from the event. Check the bus schedule and reserve your seat here. If you require a travel reimbursement, please indicate on the registration form and we will contact you with more information.

What do I bring?

A laptop, phone, ID, and chargers are necessary to bring. A reusable water bottle, sleeping bag and pillow (if you plan to sleep), change of clothes, toothbrush, toiletries, and an HDMI adapter (for judging) are recommended but not required.

Can I sleep?

Yes, you don't have to stay up for the full 24 hours! We will have air mattresses and a designated sleeping room for those who would like to sleep.

I have more questions...

Contact us at hackathon.virginia@gmail.com or message us on Facebook if you have any questions, concerns, or feedback!

How can I receive updates?

Sign up for our mailing list here!

HooHacks 2019 Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring? Check out our sponsor packet and contact us at hackathon.virginia@gmail.com

Past Sponsors

See you at HooHacks!

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