Frequently Asked Questions


A hackathon is a day-long invention marathon. Participants work in teams to create awesome projects from scratch, learn new skills and have some fun along the way! All skill levels are very welcome.

Who can attend?

Anyone who is eighteen (18) years of age or older as of date of event.

What about under-18s?

Unfortunately not! However, a number of MLH Local Hack Day events are available for under 18, so keep your eyes on the event page.

How much does it cost?

Nothing. HackCortona is a free event, with great meals provided thanks to the generosity of our lovely sponsors.

Can I stay overnight?

Sure! We'll have gender-separated sleeping rooms available, but bring some things to make yourself comfortable.

What should I bring?

Your laptop, any electronics you wish to use, chargers, converters, comfortable clothes, toiletries and a sleeping bag or blanket and pillow. And of course, either your ID or your student ID.

What's the maximum team size?

You can hack with how many people you like! However, only teams of 4 or fewer are eligible to win prizes.

Can I start my project beforehead?

Only projects started at the hackathon will be eligible for prizes, as it would be unfair otherwise.

Will there be travel reimbursement?

Unfortunately we can not provide travel reimbursement, but have a look at our travel guide to check how you can reach Cortona.

Is there any code of conduct?

Yes. We follow MLH’s code of conduct , which all attendees, sponsors, volunteers, and staff are required to agree to. We expect all of our attendees to be respectful and considerate of others.

Are there any prizes?

Yes!! Although prizes are not the most important part of the event, we do have amazing prizes.

Does the hackathon have a theme?

The hackathon does not have a theme, everyone can let his imagination go wild.



9:30 Registration
10:30 Opening Ceremony
12:00 HackCortona 2016 begins!
14:00 Lunch
19:00 Dinner
22:00 Sleeping area opens
00:00 Midnight pizza by Menchetti


7:30 Sleeping area closes
8:30 Breakfast by Banchelli
12:00 Hacking ends
12:15 Lunch
13:00 Presentation begins
15:00 Winners announced
15:45 HackCortona 2016 ends
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