Frequently Asked Questions
Hackathon should not be mixed with criminal hacking, where we are trying to enter illegally and unethically into a computer system. When we use the word «hack», we mean it as exploratory and lucrative programming. We are trying to «hack the problem» in order to find a solution to it. In simpler terms, a hackathon can be seen as a combination between a science fair, an invention and entrepreneurship competition, where everything has to be done in a short amount of time.
Do I have to sign up?
Yes, you absolutely have to sign up online, or else we will not be admitting you the day of the event. We need to have an exact number of participants in order to prepare the materials necessary for everyone. If people arrive without having signed up online, we will be incapable of welcoming them.
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Can I come if I have no experience in programming?
This event is made for everyone! Whether you are a beginner or an advanced programmer, the opportunity to learn useful things will be presented to you! In addition, we will be hosting beginner workshops. All you have to bring is your smile!
Is it only programming?
Even though by definition, a hackathon is a marathon where we do collaborative computer programming, and that BrebeufHx will be mostly hosting programming workshops, we also wish to integrate other aspects during the event. In fact, we highly encourage participants to integrate robotics, sciences, maths, etc., since, for us, innovation isn't only done through computer programming.
What kind of project can I do?
Whatever you want! There are no limitations! Let your imagination take you away! If there is a problem that bothers you in society, we highly encourage you to try and solve it during BrebeufHx. However, we ask you to not start programming before the event starts so it is fair for everyone.
Are there prizes to win?
Of course, there are! We made sure to have all sorts of unique and surprising prizes for participants to win. There will also be lucky draws!
What to I do if I don't have a team?
Don't worry! At the beginning of the event, we will be having a team formation session where you can meet your new teammates!
If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to contact us at and we will be happy to help you!