Frequently asked questions

Ah! Good! You have a question! That means you are interested, and we can still improve ourselves (for example on how to provide you with all the relevant information). Hopefully, you will find your answer here, otherwise you can always contact us.

How and when can I apply?

The registrations start January 30. You have to register at the form that will be available at this website by then.

What should I bring to the event?

Beside yourself, a bare minimum is your laptop and a charger. We will provide working spaces, regular meals, drinks and snacks. Feel free to also bring extra hardware, gadgets and your best jokes.

Can I register as a team?

Yes you can! All team members have to register individually. You can enter your teams’ name in the registration form. Teams can consist of up to five people in order to be eligible for a price. There is no required minimum, but we advise to form a team of at least three members. However, you can also register without having a team. We facilitate team formations before the start of the hackathon as well!

Can my friends also participate?

Yes, of course, you can bring your friends. Make sure they are a registered for the event otherwise they cannot participate in the event.

Should I sign up for this event?

Only if you’re a badass.

Should I bring my worst 1 April Fools?

Why would you even ask?

Can I receive an official invitation letter?

If you need an official invitation letter for your visa approval, we can send you one if you are invited for HEX. Just ask us by sending an email to Mention you full name and the reason you need the invitation letter for.

What will the schedule look like?

You can look up the program here. Note that this program is a concept and the times could change.

What's a hackathon?

Other than you might think, a hackathon is not only about hacking into a computer or into software security. A hackathon is a concept originated from Silicon Valley. It is a challenge in a given time frame, in this case 24 hours, in which the participants try to come up with a good idea or product that will be processed into a demo. Besides being a platform where no idea is too crazy, HEX is a platform to meet new people and gaining new knowledge and experience. Did you know that Twitter was invented during a hackathon? Therefore, HEX will also be one of the step-up events to a community of student entrepreneurs: Below The Rivers.

What rules apply during HEX?

When participating in HEX the MLH Code of Conduct applies.

Furthermore, look at the prizes page for the criteria.

Help, I don't have a team!

That’s no problem at all, we will help you find a team. Coming “alone” is a great opportunity to meet and work with new people. “Find team members” opportunities will be there before the event. If that doesn’t work out for you, we will help you form a team at the start of the event.

What's the size of a team?

Teams can consist of up to five people in order to be eligible for a price. There is no required minimum, but we advise to form a team of at least three members.

Do you offer travel reimbursement?

Unfortunately, we don’t have the budget to offer travel reimbursement this year. We hope it won’t stop you from coming.

You can, however, sleep at the venue during the event (which will save you costs) and we have arranged a cheap place for the day before and after at The Student Hotel.