MLH Official - Spring 2016


The epic trilogy continues. We will gather April 8-9 in Lexington, Kentucky to imagine, create, and discover. You'll have 24 hours to explore new technologies, compete for legendary prizes and meet talented students from across the country. See you at CatHacks III.


What's CatHacks?

In April 2015, CatHacks was the first national college hackathon in the state of Kentucky. This year, we're back for round three. On April 8th and 9th, 2017, hackers will travel from colleges across the nation to Lexington, KY in order to flesh out new ideas in the field of technology.

Who can attend?

In order to attend CatHacks, you must be a student at a post-secondary university. We accept high school students on a case by case basis.

Even if you don't have much experience you should still sign up- you'll learn and have fun with the rest us!

What hardware will be available?

MLH will be providing their Hardware Lab. This means that there will be tons of hardware to check out and use at the event! Arduinos, Oculus DK, Myo, Pebble, and Laptops are only a few of the items that will be available. (A vaild driver's license is required to rent hardware.)

How much does it cost?

CatHacks is completely free to all accepted participants. This includes meals for the weekend!

How do I get there?

If you're coming from a college nearby, you might want to look into carpooling with others! Parking will be available in two different areas on campus. More information will be sent out at a later date.

Will there be travel reimbursement?

At this time, we cannot promise travel reimbursement. If you require travel reimbursement to attend CatHacks, please mention this on your application. If anything changes, we will reach out to you!

When is CatHacks III?

CatHacks III will take place on April 8th and 9th, 2017. Check-in will start at noon.

Where is CatHacks III?

CatHacks III take place at the University of Kentucky. The majority of the event, including check-in, will occur in the Ralph G. Anderson Building.

What should I bring?

You'll probably want to bring a computer, as well as chargers for your devices. A sleeping bag and pillow might help you to get some sleep, if you don't want to stay up for 24 hours. Finally, make sure you bring any toiletries you'll want for the weekend, including a toothbrush, deodorant- and never forget your towel!

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