Official Notice

Dear hackers,

Due to the ongoing concerns regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), we're sad to announce that we will be postponing PickHacks 2020 to the fall semester. On behalf of the entire PickHacks team, we're so thankful for all the support and interest we received for this year's event. While it's disheartening that we've had to make this decision, it's best to make sure our community is safe and that we host an enjoyable hackathon.

An official date for the Fall iteration is currently in the works, and updates will be posted as they come. Students that have purchased bus reservations will be refunded by Sunday, March 15.

While PickHacks may not be happening this Spring, always keep learning, building, and making awesome things. We can't wait to see you in the Fall.

Stay safe,
The PickHacks Team

PickHacks presents

FESTIVAL

Inspiration from SCREENS by Dylan Neuwirth

Missouri University of Science and Technology

April 3-5, 2020

About

Since its 1st event in 2019, PickHacks has become one of the largest hackathons in the Midwest. We hope that you'll join us, and 499 other students, in this unforgettable experience.

FAQ

What

Hackathon

PickHacks is Missouri S&T's annual hackathon — an innovation competition where students come together to bring a project to life over the course of a weekend. You come up with the idea, and we provide mentors, resources, and anything else you need. Programming experience isn't necessary; the only requirement is a willingness to learn and have fun! Plus, it's FREE!

When

April 3-5, 2020

Friday, April 3rd to Sunday, April 5th, 2020. Opening Ceremony will begin around 6 PM on Friday, and Closing Ceremonies will begin at 3 PM Sunday.

Where

Missouri S&T

Gale Bullman Center, located on the Missouri S&T campus.
*Gale Bullman Multi-Purpose Building*
*705 W. 10th St., Rolla, MO, 65409*

Who

You

Anyone currently enrolled in an educational institution (high school and above) or 12 months out of graduation is able to attend. Those under the age of 18 will need a chaperone.

Theme

Entertainment

This year, our theme is "festival", a homage to the entertainment industry and the communities behind it. There will be specific prize tracks surrounding this theme, which will be released at the beginning of the event.

Reimburse

Yes

Buses will be provided for nearby schools with seating available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Gas reimbursement will be provided to those who show their receipts. Flights will not be reimbursed this year.

Other

Ask Us

If you have any other questions that are not listed here, feel free to reach out to us at pickhacks@mst.edu or on our social media!

Schedule

Friday

4:00pm - Check-in

4:00pm - Mini Career Fair

6:00pm - Opening Ceremony

7:30pm - Dinner

8:00pm - Hacking Starts

9:00pm - Workshops/Tech Talks

10:00pm - Activity

Saturday

12:00am - Midnight Snack

2:00am - Activity

6:00am - Yoga

8:00am - Breakfast

11am-3pm - Workshops/Tech Talks

12:00pm - Lunch

3:00pm - Activity

6:00pm - Dinner

9:00pm - Activity

Sunday

12:00am - Midnight Snack

7:00am - Breakfast

8:00am - Hacking Ends

9:00am - Workshop/Tech Talk

10:00am - Judging

12:00pm - Lunch + Dogs

1:30pm - Closing Ceremony

3:00pm - Buses Leave

Bus Routes

Missouri
Illinois
Kansas
Iowa

Route #1

Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL)

University of Missouri in St. Louis (UMSL)

Route #2

St. Louis Community College in Florissant Valley (STLCC)

Parkway Central High School (PCH)

Route #5

Kansas State University (K-State)

University of Kansas (KU)

University of Missouri in Kansas City (UMKC)

Route #6

Iowa State University (ISU)

University of Iowa (U of Iowa)

Truman State University (TSU)

University of Missouri in Columbia (Mizzou)

Route #3

Purdue University (Purdue)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

Route #4

Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)

Route #5

Kansas State University (K-State)

University of Kansas (KU)

University of Missouri in Kansas City (UMKC)

Route #6

Iowa State University (ISU)

University of Iowa (U of Iowa)

Truman State University (TSU)

University of Missouri in Columbia (Mizzou)

Prizes