What is HackHunterdon?

HackHunterdon is Hunterdon County’s first annual hackathon – a 24-hour marathon tech product creation competition for technology innovators- organized by Hunterdon County Economic Development, Flemington Community Partnership, and the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce. We’ll have free food, swag, workshops, games, and prizes. HackHunterdon invites you to build a cool, new project, connect with fellow hackers, learn, experiment, and be inspired.

Hey wait, isn’t hacking bad?!

The word “hack” or “hacking” has some negative connotations as a result of its association with malicious, illegal attacks against computers and software systems. However, not all hacking is bad! In technical circles, the word “to hack” or “hacking” generally just means to come up with a clever solution to a challenging problem, or even serves as a synonym for writing software code in general. For instance, Facebook’s headquarters are located at “1 Hacker Way,” and Y-Combinator, one of the largest and most successful venture capital firms in Silicon Valley, has branded its community message board “Hacker News.”

When and where is it?

April 28 – 29, 2017 at the Feed Mill Station in Flemington, NJ. More detailed agenda coming soon!

What should I bring?

Bring your laptop and charger for hacking, and toiletries for hygiene. You’ll have access to a gym and showers on site.

How do I get there?

HackHunterdon will be hosted at the Feed Mill Station at 39 NJ-12, Flemington, NJ 08822. There’s plenty of parking. We’ll also be sending buses to some locations (to be announced), which will get you to and from HackHunterdon. If you can’t make it to a pick up location, you may be eligible for travel reimbursements. You’ll receive more details about your travel arrangement on your confirmation page once you’re in!

Who can attend?

We’re looking for Hunterdon County’s software developers, UI/UX designers, and product types. Professionals and CS students (college or graduate) welcome.

This is my first time and I don’t know what to expect. I’m scared!

Relax. If you got skills, we want you. There’ll be plenty of mentorship opportunities throughout the event. There’s a great piece on hackathons by Dave Fontenot worth reading.

What are the rules?

Be respectful. Please report any activities/behaviors from other participants and/or organizers that make you feel uncomfortable immediately by emailing team@hackhunterdon.com.
HackHunterdon believes that every participant has the right to hack in a safe and welcoming environment and requires adherence to a zero tolerance harassment policy. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, HackHunterdon may take any action its organizers deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact HackHunterdon immediately. We value your attendance. We expect participants to follow these rules at all hackathon venues, hackathon-related social events, and on hackathon supplied transportation.

I have more questions!

Contact us at team@hackhunterdon.com anytime!