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What is a hackathon?

Hackathons are awesome events full of creativity, technology and passionate tech-related students collaborating and creating. Attendees work in teams to create apps, games, robots… literally anything you want to build & learn about!

What is HackUPC?

HackUPC is the first student hackathon in Spain. This will be our sixth edition with 700 awesome hackers and lots of side activities to learn new technologies, meet interesting people and have fun. Come make history with us!

What does HackUPC provide?

HackUPC is free for all accepted hackers. We will provide you with WiFi, meals, showers, swag, mattresses to relax and workspace.

When & Where is HackUPC?

The check in is from on . The opening ceremony starts at , also on friday. We expect to finish HackUPC by .
HackUPC will take place in UPC's North Campus FIB buildings (A3, A4, A5 and A6) in sunny Barcelona.

What can I build?

Webs, mobile apps, hardware, games, an api... Anything is on the table. Projects will be judged based on technical difficulty, innovation and overall learning experience mainly, but also on their usability and design, by a panel of industry judges and UPC faculty.

Is travel reimbursement available?

Yes! It depends on where you travel from: We are giving up to 50€ from Spain and up to 100€ from outside of Spain. We want to give to all of you the opportunity of joining us! However, please be aware that not all participants will be eligible to receive a travel reimbursement.

What should I bring?

All attendees must bring a valid government ID for admission.
Other common checklist items include: laptops, chargers, adapters, sleeping bags and toiletries. We encourage hackers to shower, so bring a towel!

What side activities will there be?

Plenty of workshops and talks for several skill levels. You can chill at our cafeteria and play games such as UNO or jenga. But stay tuned! We have random events all over the place ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Who can attend?

Students from universities all around the world. High school students can also attend as long as they're at least 14 years old. If you are under 18, we will request a letter signed by your parents or your legal tutor to attend.

What if I have dietary restrictions?

Since beta 1.0, we support: vegan, vegetarian, no pork, gluten-free and other restrictions.

What if I don't have a team?

No need to worry! Part of the fun of a hackathon is meeting new people. We will have time at the beginning of the event for everyone to meet and form teams.

What if I am not a student?

We accept students up to 1 year after graduation. Remember that you can still join us as a mentor!

Do you have a code of conduct?

Yes. TL;DR: Be respectful, harassment and abuse are never tolerated.

What is the max team size?

Teams of up to 4 are welcome. You can also hack solo if you want!

What if I have another question?

Tweet us at @hackupc or drop us a line at

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