Are you a seasoned computer genius? Want to work on your computing skills, but don’t know where to start? Either way, TAMUHack 2020 is the perfect event for you! A 24 hour hacking marathon (or Hackathon) hosted at TAMU, this free event is from Jan. 25-26 and is open to any graduate or undergraduate student 18 years of age or older.
TAMUHack, a student organization on the A&M campus, promotes innovation beyond the classroom and is one of the largest hackathons in Texas. It is also the A&M leg of Major League Hacking, the official student hackathon league that runs over 200 weekend long invention competitions like TAMUHack around the world.
A free event for all accepted hackers, TAMUHack is looking for innovation and diversity. Beginning Saturday, Jan. 25 at 9 a.m., all you need for this event is a passion for learning and creating — no experience necessary! This weekend is spent on finding solutions to real problems using technology, software, and hardware in a community. With a built-in support network of mentorship and resources (not to mention free food, wifi, workspace, and swag), you can learn new skills and sharpen old ones.
You’ll need to bring a valid student ID and whatever you’ll need to create your hack—along with anything that will make you comfortable for the weekend. Beyond that, TAMUHack will have their own custom hardware along with a hardware lab provided by MLH. Workshops running throughout the weekend will keep motivation up and help you hone your skills. Just don’t forget to bring your resume, as you’ll have opportunities to network with a variety of sponsors and mentors, such as USAA, Microsoft, Statefarm, and more!
Bring your friends and get ready to make new ones! You’ll form teams of four and create a product, learn something new, or work on a project. Regardless of your major, all are welcome.
TAMUHack 2020 will take place in the Memorial Student Center. Main hacking will be in the Bethancourt Ballroom, with a quiet hacking room in 2400 and workshops in the West Wing of the MSC.