Frequently Asked Questions
What is a InnovateIT?
InnovateIT is a 24 hour hackathon that aims to inspire students from across the nation to breath life into an idea that will leave a lasting impact for the global good. Whether you’ve been developing an idea for months or just sparked one today, InnovateIT is offering a platform upon which you can collaborate to springboard your ideas into a reality. Deviating from what had become the traditional mold of hackathons, InnovateIT encourages students from all backgrounds to participate in the creation process from start to finish using a medium of their choice, and show off their skills to other individuals that think outside the box. InnovateIT promises to be a creative sprint of team formation, idea generation, and building fueled by coffee, snacks and games.
How can I keep up to date on Innovate 2018 news?
Follow iCREATE on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat for the most up to date information, behind the scenes sneak peeks, and meet other hackers!
Who can participate?
Any undergraduate student from any backgrounds are welcome! No prior experience is necessary!
Is this completely free?
InnovateIT is a completely free event! We will provide food all your meals and snacking needs during the 24 hour period!
Can I attend if I live far away?
Yes! InnovateIT is open to students nationwide and we would love to have you participate! However, unfortunately we cannot offer travel reimbursements at this time.
What are the rules of the hackathon?
InnovateIT follows rules according to the MLH code of conduct.
What should I bring to the hackathon ?
All you need is your laptop, charger, and a sleeping bag and pillow!
How many people can I have on my team ?
Teams should be a maximum of 4 people, including at least one student from a non-technical background! But fret not if your having trouble finding a team, you’ll having time after Opening Ceremonies to mingle and meet new people!
Please email InnovateIT@stonybrook.edu for other questions you may have.