HackState is a hackathon hosted at Mississippi State University. Over the duration of 24 hours, students are immersed in tech culture and encouraged to exercise their imagination to create interesting and innovative hacks. Come to have fun with your friends, learn something new, and have a generally awesome time. HackState is diverging from the typical hackathon by becoming the first Major League Hacking hackathon in Mississippi.
A hackathon is sprint-like coding competition. Over the course of 24 hours, hackers design and build web applications, mobile applications, and hardware innovations.
HackState is located in the Colvard Student Union at Mississippi State University.
All undergraduate students and graduate students at least 18 years old. If you have graduated within one year, you are allowed to attend as well!
This is the perfect opportunity to learn something new! There will be workshops geared towards beginners and mentors to help you throughout the event.
You can find a team and idea at our brainstorming and team finding event.
Teams can be up to four people. Hacking alone is allowed, but we encourage you to step out of your comfort zone.
HackState is completely free to attend. In addition, food, beverages, and sleeping arrangements will be provided free of cost.
On Saturday night we will providing sleeping arrangements for students inside the Union.
Yes. Meals, snacks, and beverages will be provided for free during HackState.
Make sure to bring your laptop, any hardware for your hack, a sleeping bag, college ID, state ID, toiletries and a great attitude.
|9:30AM||Sponsor Check-in Begins||Main Ballroom (S&U)|
|10:30AM||Hacker Check-in and Networking Begins||Main Ballroom (S&U)|
|12:00PM||Opening Ceremony||Main Ballroom (S&U)|
|1:00PM||Hacking Begins||Main Ballroom (S&U)|
Lunch and Teamforming Event
Sponsored by the Mississippi State University James Worth Bagley College of Engineering
|Main Ballroom (S&U)|
|2:00PM||Web Development 101||Ballroom (M)|
|3:00PM||Android App Development 101||Ballroom (M)|
|5:00PM||OSINT - Babel Street||Ballroom (M)|
|6:00PM||Dinner||Main Ballroom (S&U)|
|8:00PM||Cup Stacking (Stack Overflow)||Main Ballroom (S&U)|
|11:30PM||Late Night Snack||Main Ballroom (S&U)|
|8:30AM||Breakfast||Main Ballroom (S&U)|
|1:00PM||Hacking Ends - Submit to DevPost||Main Ballroom (S&U)|
Sponsored by HORNE Cyber
|Main Ballroom (S&U)|
|1:45PM||Demo Presentations Begin||Main Ballroom (S&U)|
|3:45PM||Closing Ceremony||Main Ballroom (S&U)|
Find maps, rules, tips, resources, and more in the Participant Guide