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What can you build in 36 hours?

HackBU is a 300-person hackathon at Binghamton University that aims to create a community of individuals dedicated to solving interesting problems.


March 20th–22nd, 2015
6:00 pm


ITC at Binghamton University
85 Murray Hill Road
Binghamton, NY 13902


API Reference Sheet

A list of APIs that we recommend consulting with when working on projects.

Mentors and Tech Help

Reach out to one of our mentors or sponsors throughout the event for help.

Learning to code?

We recommend Dash to learn HTML/CSS. Ask a mentor for help if you need learning resources.


Friday March 20, 2015
5:30 pm Check-in
6:30 pm Opening talks
7:00 pm Dinner
8:00 pm Hacking begins
Saturday March 21, 2015
1:00 am Late-night snack
8:00 am Breakfast
1:00 pm Lunch
7:00 pm Dinner
Sunday March 22, 2015
1:00 am Late-night snack
8:00 am Breakfast / hacking ends
9:00 am Judging
10:30 am Closing talks


Frequently Asked Questions

What is HackBU?

HackBU is an organization at Binghamton University that fosters a community of students who work together on projects that they are passionate about, outside the classroom. We exist to mentor students, help them learn the technologies that interest them most, and get them excited about programming and problem-solving.

What happens at a hackathon?

Hackathons are events where a bunch of "hackers" come together in teams with the intention of creating the best type of program (i.e. web app, iPhone app, etc) or hardware within a certain period of time.

Who can attend?

The event is open to all Binghamton University students 18 and older. You don't need to be a computer science major or engineer to participate!

What if I'm not from Binghamton?

No problem! We're looking to bring students from other nearby universities. When you register, select "Non-Binghamton Student" and bring your travel receipts so we can reimburse your expenses.

What if I'm a newbie?

Don't worry, beginners are welcome. Come to HackBU's weekly workshops to learn how to code.

What should I bring?

Bring your laptop, cell phone, and chargers. We'll provide the rest.

Do I need a team or idea to sign up?

No! We recommend registering with friends but there will be opportunities to brainstorm and meet other participants.

Will there be food?

Yes. We'll be providing meals and snacks so don't worry!

If you still have a question, send an email to!