A hackathon is an event where people within the IT-world, often students, meet and collaborate with each other to develop prototypes or IT-concepts. The purpose of a hackathon is rarely to produce finished products, but rather creating ideas and “hacks”.
A hackathon has nothing to do with evil-intended “hacking” where bank systems or other digital solutions are penetrated and exposed. Instead participants hack technology together and develop solutions manifested in prototypes.
A hackathon gathers people from many interdisciplinary groups, and let them compete to create the best concept and prototype, typically within 48 hours.
AUHack is for all students from around the world. Most of the participants are students from Aarhus University that studies Computer Science, IT Product Development, Digital Design, Information Studies or Engineering.
The students that participate in these hackathons are often the ambitious ones, and the ones that are passionate about IT and their studies. They clear their schedule for 3 whole days, spends an entire weekend, and refrain from sleeping for two nights in a row, to develop the best concepts and prototypes.
In our experience, it is students from the top shelf that find the time to participate in these events. It is now third year in a row AUHack is held, and over 200 students from 10 nations participated last year.
AUHack is a perfect opportunity for you to spread the word about your organization to some of the brightest students in Aarhus and beyond. Depending on which sponsor pack you choose, you have the following options:
Show your organization logo on all relevant AUHack PR material.
Tell the participants about your organization, either through flyers or workshops held exclusively for them.
A unique opportunity to see students committed to solve problems, and recruit them based on what you see.
Represent your organization with mentors helping the participants to solve their problems, creating unique relations between your organization and the bright students.
Challenge the participants through design cases or encourage them to use your technology or API of your choosing. At the end of the weekend, you decide who had the best go at your challenge, and reward them with rewards of your choosing.
Sponsor packs coming soon to a store near you!
Get in touch with us on our mail firstname.lastname@example.org and tell how much you want to contribute, and which sponsor pack you choose. We are flexible, so if you want to contribute with anything else that is listed in the sponsor packs, we’ll still be happy to hear from you.
Should you choose one of the bigger sponsor packs, you should find one or more employees from your organization, that would want to participate in the weekend, to host a workshop, or maybe mentoring the students with their projects.
Pay the agreed upon fee via a bank transfer.
The money you contribute with are directly spent on making the event better for the participants. The contributions mainly go into:
Meals, snacks and drinks for 250 participants Friday to Sunday
Goodie bags for the participants
Buying prototyping gear, the participants can use throughout the event.
Renting rooms and spaces at Aarhus University.
All organizers are volunteers, and your contribution will not be spent on salary of any kind, as the event is non-profit.
You can choose to be a sponsor on one of the specific events throughout the weekend. This means that the event will be organized in your name, as you will be sponsoring the expenses for this event. Here you can see a list of events for the weekend, that you can sponsor. If you have any ideas for other events, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
If you wish to support the event, but do not want to provide content for the weekend, you can be a Silver Sponsor (sponsor packs coming soon). With the Silver Sponsor pack, we will put your company logo on the website, as well as distribute relevant company material (flyers, stickers, etc.) to the participants.