Hack Arizona is the largest collegiate hackathon in southwestern United States. I attended Hack Arizona 2016 and had a great experience, and I want to share what I experienced during this event.
Why I didn't attend in 2015
I heard about Hack Arizona when it started in 2015, but I decided against attending last year because 37 sleepless hours is harmful for health and won't produce high quality project.
Many of my friends went in 2015, and they shared their experiences and showed me their projects. The situation sounds less scary than I imagined:
- Although you are provided enough coffee and Red Bull energy drinks to stay up, you are permitted to leave and re-enter at anytime, and you can sleep in the venue as well.
- There's free food, and it's not just pizza.
- Projects aren't of poor quality.