MLH Official - Fall 2015

Welcome to HackNC!

HackNC is a weekend for students of all skill levels to broaden their talents. Your challenge is to make an awesome project in just 24 hours. You will have access to hands-on demos and workshops from our sponsors as well as exciting talks about the awesome things happening right now with computer science. During your time here you can enjoy all the free food, clothes, stickers, water bottles, computer accessories, and other miscellanea that you have ever desired.

If this sounds too overwhelming, don’t worry. HackNC is not only for students who have been coding for 42 years and have had just as many internships; it also provides computer science amuse-bouche to help you find new things you may be interested in. Whether you are a beginner or grad student, on easy or hard mode, you are welcome to come and learn all the ints and outs of computer science. So what are you waiting for? Bring your curiosity and creativity and be ready to do something new at HackNC!

You are invited to



October 9-11, 2015


UNC Chapel Hill



SQL Sentry Esri
IBM Capital One
Interactive Intelligence
Credit Suisse

Frequently asked questions

Can I attend?

High school over 18, undergraduate, and graduate students are welcome to hack. Professionals are welcome to join as mentors, sponsors, or lecturers.

What is it?

A weekend of fun and learning. You'll become a better programmer, meet new people, and make cool stuff. You'll also have the chance to learn a lot and get loads of free stuff!

Will there be food?

Don’t worry. We’ll provide six full meals throughout the hackathon and there will be plenty of snacks in between. You won’t be hungry.

Where is the app?

The HackNC App is available now for iOS, Android, and all other devices as a web app. Download today!

Can I use old code?

You may use all the publicly available code and APIs that you want but the code you will be judged on at the end of the hackathon must be new.

Admission decisions?

Admission decisions will be announced on August 22 for early admission and September 12th for regular admission. Afterwards, we will review applications on a case-by-case basis.

What about sleep?

Bring your own pillow and bedding. There will be a sleeping space available Friday and Saturday nights. If you'd prefer a hotel room, the Carolina Inn is only 200 feet away (although very expensive).


MLH is providing the full hardware lab. In addition we will have soldering and assorted components, Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, and more Pebbles than you can wear on four limbs...

What about my team?

Be yourself; sign up as an individual! You can create your team with whoever you like, up to four people, once you arrive.

Travel costs?

See our travel policy for more information.

How do I get in?

Anyone can attend HackNC. Just thoughtfully fill out the application. The only limitation is the amount of food we can serve over the weekend.

Will I fit in?

Yes, you will! HackNC and UNC Computer Science is committed to making computer science a more diverse field. We are working to make this the most inclusive HackNC yet.

What about...?

Email us with any of your questions.