FAQs

What is a "civic" hackathon?

The Houston Hackathon is a "civic" hackathon to solve problems that affect the greater public—such as traffic information, voter registration, or recycling programs, just to name a few.

Who should come to this Hackathon?

Anyone interested in improving Houston should join us. We're a vast—and welcoming—community of passionate people from all walks of life!

Do I need to know how to program/code?

Not at all! Just bring your own energy, thinking cap, personal experience and individual expertise.

If you do want to brush up on coding skills, check out our workshops (also free) leading up to the hackathon.

I don't know anyone. Will I find a team?

Check out the Hackathon Project Ideas List to find a project you might like, or create your own project. We do encourage getting to know what you want ahead of time, since we only have 24 hours!

Are there fees to participate?

Nope, this is a free event, thanks to our fabulous partners!

Will there be food?

YES! You just focus on using your brains, and we'll provide the fuel (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks will be available for free, thanks to our generous sponsors).

Fire up your collaboration engines!