HackSMU will take place in Hughes-Trigg Student Center on February 2 - 3, 2019. All majors are welcome, so come learn skills, meet people, create projects, and have fun!
HackSMU is an on-campus, 24-hour educational event that combines a tech conference, a career fair, and a start-up competition. Come learn new skills, meet corporate recruiters, create amazing projects, and have fun at HackSMU!
Apply for HackSMU here! Anyone with a valid SMU ID may apply at the door, but we encourage you to do so as soon as possible. We will email updates and acceptance letters, so be sure to mark email@example.com as an accepted sender.
You can come learn at our workshops and from our mentors. We will also award prizes for non-tech categories such as humor, aesthetics, creativity, and more.
We will consider applications from college and university students of all majors and skills, as well as recent graduates and select high school students.
Be sure to bring your ID, costumes, snacks, sleeping equipment, toiletries, glow-in-the-dark fidget spinners, laptop, hardware, and whatever else you want to help make HackSMU fun.
Teams may have up to 4 members, and each member can come from any major, skill level, school, etc. If you are unable to find teammates before HackSMU, we’ll help you when the event starts.
Doing so cheats yourself of the opportunity to learn and grow at this educational event. Please respect yourself and those around you by presenting only what you create during HackSMU.
Build whatever you want! We will have workshops and mentors to help you build and present websites, mobile apps, VR games, sign-language translating gloves, and more!
We want everyone to have a great time, so please remember that Mr. Rogers wants each of us to strive to accept others exactly the way they are, right here and now.
08:00 am: Check-in begins
09:00 am: Opening Ceremony
10:00 am: Coding begins
12:00 pm: Lunch (Roly Poly Sandwiches)
03:00 pm: Afternoon Tea (Bobaddiction)
06:00 pm: Dinner (The Halal Guys)
10:00 pm: Midnight Snack (Pokey O's Cookies and Ice Cream)
11:00 pm: Quiet Hours begin
07:00 am: Quiet Hours end, Submissions open
08:00 am: Brunch (Panera Bread)
10:00 am: Coding ends, Submissions close
10:30 am: Showcase and Judging
12:00 pm: Closing Ceremony
02:00 pm: HackSMU ends
Note: With regards to the Super Bowl on Feb. 3, HackSMU will end at 2:00 pm at the latest, giving participants enough time to prepare for the big game at 5:30 pm.
Momin Irfan is a senior at SMU studying computer science, finance, and mathematics.
Sabrina is an SMU junior studying finance and computer science. When she's not coding, you can find her analyzing figure skating scores, watching Friends, or posting on her foodstagram.
Tristan Knotts is a senior at Southern Methodist University, majoring in computer science with a minor in mathematics.
Carter is an SMU junior who studies Math, Computer Science, and pretty much anything else he can get his hands on. He spends most of his free time reading, going for runs, and beating his friends at Super Smash Bros.