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What is MadHacks?

MadHacks is UW-Madison's national hackathon.

We are coming back this October for a second weekend of fun!

How many people will attend?

We are inviting 500 hackers of all skill levels to join us.

Sound fun? Submit your application!

What are the rules?

We follow the MLH Code of Conduct.

Judging criteria will be determined at a later date.

Help! I'm new to Hackathons.

MadHacks is a comfortable place for hackers of all skill levels.

We suggest you read this blog post about what hackathons are.

How long is MadHacks?

We are a 36-hour hackathon.

Bring a pillow and a sleeping bag or hack through the night on coffee and energy drinks.

Will there be food?

Of course! It wouldn't be a hackathon without it.

Please list any dietary restrictions on your application.

Will there be hardware?

Arduinos, Leap Motions, Thalmic Armbands and more!

Stop at the MLH hardware desk to check it out for the weekend.

What Makes MadHacks different?

Unlike other hackathons, MadHacks is going to be putting emphasis on the wacky, the original, and the downright impossible! Like the mad geniuses, tinkerers, makers, and designers preceding us, we want to test our boundaries like never before! We're reaching out to the highly dedicated risk-takers, the envelope pushers, and the daredevils. We hope to produce a new kind of hackathon: where the winners are chosen by the hackers, and the sponsors feel like they are right in the middle of the hacker community itself—rather than on the outside looking in.

Sponsors From MadHacks 2015

Partners From MadHacks 2015