Frequently Asked Questions
What is a hackathon?
A hackathon is a short event focused on creating projects that typically have something to do with computer engineering or computer science. Aside from the amazing experience, they are often viewed as learning events, as you can take a lot away from attending one.
Who can attend?
Students who are currently enrolled at Bronx Science are allowed to attend the hackathon. If you are an alumni or a graduate of another high school and are interested in helping out, feel free to contact us about mentorship!
When is AtomHacks?
AtomHacks will take place over 2 days as it did last year. We will be holding introductory workshops after school on Friday, March 16, with the actual hackathon taking place on Saturday, March 17.
Can I start working before the hackathon?
To keep the competition fair, all code used in your project must be written at the hackathon. However, you are allowed to start brainstorming your project before the event begins.
How large can my team be?
Teams may not have more than 5 members. Students are also welcome to work solo.
What can I create?
You can create anything you want, as long as your hack does not violate the code of conduct.
I have another question.
Feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions that we have not answered on this website.