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May 1 – 3, 2020.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is DistanceHacks?
DistanceHacks is an online hackathon; a hackathon is an event when programmers, designers, and students come together to learn, build, and share their projects and creations over the course of a few days. Workshops/Seminars and mentors are available to new programmers to help them get started!
Who can participate?
Any middle or high school student over the age of 13 is welcome to participate! Absolutely no coding experience is necessary, and all you need is access to a computer with a web browser.
How long is the event?
The event is about 48 hours long, but you’re not expected to be working the entire weekend! The opening ceremony will be at 6PM EST on Friday May 1st, and we expect the closing ceremony to begin at about 6PM EST on Sunday May 3rd.
How much does it cost?
Nothing at all! DistanceHacks is completely free to all participants. After the event, we’ll try to mail out some prizes and swag from our partners!
What if I’ve never coded before?
You can let us teach you 🙂 In fact, DistanceHacks is designed with first time hackers in mind, with many mentors and workshops to guide you along the way!
I want more information.
Well, that’s not a question. But, you can feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with all of your questions and concerns.
Do you want more information about the event before registering? Our guide for parents is located here, which also has information relevant to students. Also, participating students are required to follow the MLH Code of Conduct (located at https://static.mlh.io/docs/mlh-code-of-conduct.pdf).
Our Sponsors & Partners
We are committed to keeping our event free of all charge to participants, so we rely on contributions from sponsors to finance ourselves. We have several interesting sponsorship opportunities to offer – to find out more, get in touch at email@example.com.