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Returning March 23, 2019

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At its core, CrimsonHacks is about bringing hackers from all over the south for a weekend of innovation. We are the first Major League Hacking member event in the state of Alabama. For 24 hours, 200 students from around the southeast will come together in Tuscaloosa at The University of Alabama campus for a innovation, free food, and of course, free swag. We're looking forward to seeing you in Tuscaloosa!


Some Questions


What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is short for "hacking marathon." We're doing the fun, legal hacking, not the bad kind. We offer a space for hackers, innovators, and creators to come together for a weekend to create something meaningful.


What should I bring?

Make sure you have a photo ID, laptop (and any other devices you want to use), chargers, toiletries, a change of clothes, and a passion for learning!


How much does CrimsonHacks cost?

Absolutely nothing. We'll provide free food, venue, wifi, swag, etc. for the event. Just bring you and your friends!


What if I don't have a team?

That’s totally fine! We’ll have a team-forming event right before development starts. If you want to form a team beforehand, we encourage you to use our Facebook page and #teamforming Slack channel to link up!


What about sleeping?

Don't forget a pillow, blankets, and a sleeping bag! We'll have designated quiet areas if you need to get some shut-eye. You'll probably be hacking away, though!


What if I can't code?

That's okay, we'll teach you. If you aren't interested in coding, there are plenty of other things you can do - attend workshops, contribute your other awesome skills, and network with participants and sponsors.


Big Applause to Our Amazing Sponsors

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What Participants Say About Us

First Participant

Evan Dwyer

“It was a great experience to be surrounded by people with original ideas and impressive skills. Everyone’s projects were so cool!”

Second participant

Michelle Pearson

“CrimsonHacks was a great opportunity to learn new tools and languages while coding with my friends!”

Third participant

Isuru Nanayakkara

“I had never been to a hackathon before and didn’t know what to expect, but I ended up having an awesome time and learned so much!”

Excited yet? We look forward to having you at our event!