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What is a Hackathon?

A hackathon is a fun, competitive way of learning computer science concepts, software development, and problem solving.
Participants will work in groups (or alone) to create anything they can imagine relating to the theme of the event.


Who can attend?

Any high-school student in Metro Atlanta is eligible to attend our first hackathon!


How much does it cost?

Admission is free, participants will sign up to secure their spot before the event.


What if I don’t know how to code?

That's okay! Hackathons are a great way to learn, meet new people, and gain experience.
We also plan to offer educational workshops to get beginners up to speed, as well as discuss more complex concepts in CS.


Will there be prizes?

Yes! We will have traditional first, second, and third place prizes as well as prizes for most creative projects, best solo projects, etc.


How do teams work?

Participants can choose to work in a team of up to four people, but solo projects are welcome too!


What are your future plans with HackGwinnett?

We are planning to host smaller, more frequent competitive programming competitions focusing on algorithms and datastructures (similar to Leetcode or Google Kickstart).
As mentioned before, we are also passionate about CS education. We strive to host engaging workshops that help participants learn in a fun way.