“The word "hackathon" is a portmanteau of the words "hack" and "marathon", where "hack" is used in the sense of playful, exploratory programming, not its alternate meaning as a reference to computer crime.” A hackathon is a time and a place for you to make something. Doesn’t matter if it’s a web app, a mobile app, a desktop app, or something in between.
Doesn’t matter. Turn up. If you’re interested in learning how to code, a hackathon is the perfect environment. If you’re more of a design or business type of person, find a team and ship your idea in a day.
Teams should be at most 4 people total. You can hack alone, but it'll be less fun! Need more info...
There will be idea pools, and multiple groups looking for extra members. Just come and talk to an organizer.
There will be buses from major schools. Get Hacking.
RPI is the first completly hacker driven hackathon. Hackers choose the prizes, the rules, and even some of the finalists.