A hackathon is a Problem-Solving Marathon. Determined Students like yourself get to go through curated workshops to help cultivate your skills, learn new things through workshops and gain connections with fellow students and industry professionals. Furthermore, you can (and should) practice your skills in our challenges and win prizes! Swag will be awarded to all students who try, so don’t fret too much about winning and do your best!
Not at all! In fact, “Hacking” while a fun activity is only 1 of the many activities at SouthernHacks. We have activities and challenges involving web & Mobile development, UI/UX and Data!
With Curated Workshops from Professionals to help grow your skills, companies actively wanting to talk to you, and challenges to grow and prove your skills, Did I forget to mention Free Swag!
Anyone! It doesn’t matter your skill level, interests, major, or university, we would love to have you!
None at all! Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned expert, a mechanical engineer or art major, SouthernHacks will have something for you!
YEP! Also FREE SWAG!!
SouthernHacks 2.1 Is the second year of SouthernHacks, a Hackathon hosted at Georgia Southern University in collaboration with WIT. Our goal is to help increase the representation of both our community, and communities like it worldwide to help promote Learning, Opportunity, Accessibility, and Diversity (L.O.A.D.) for all students! We started as the only Hackathon within 4 hours by Car, and are now virtual this year, able to work with students around the globe!
SouthernHacks 2.1 is oriented around L.O.A.D., four principles that govern all talks, activities, and challenges. Each letter represents a different principle that we strive to embrace with excellence.
Learning is the process of acquiring knowledge and skill through experience, study, or instruction. Everyone should have access to high-quality materials for self-improvement.
Opportunity is being in a good position to achieve success. Everyone should be in a position to take full advantage of opportunities.
Accessibility is the ability to access all information, regardless of any impairments, disabilities, or assistive technology needs.
Diversity is the unexceptional inclusion of everyone, no matter their nationality, appearance, beliefs, opinions, preferences, or interests.