Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Hackathon?

The term "hacking" refers to creative problem solving. A hacker is an individual who finds a creative and perhaps unconventional solution to a problem. A hackathon is an event which usually lasts more than 24 hours in which teams develop solutions to a given problem.

Where will the hackathon take place?

In Riyadh

What are the expected deliverables?

Final solutions will be made up of software/apps + hardware (optional)

Will you provide us with 3D printers?

Yes, there will be a few 3D printers available. Their use will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Can I apply alone?

Yes, however use our awesome site to find teams that are looking for your skills and request to join them or individuals who are looking to build teams and build a team together.

Are mixed gender teams allowed?

Yes

I don't have all the required background. Can I still apply?

You’re required to have a strong background in at least one of these four areas: coding, 3D design/3D printing, electronics, or agriculture.

Is this event only for programmers?

No, however you’re required to have a strong background in at least one of these four areas: coding, 3D design/3D printing, electronics, or agriculture.

Do I need to bring my own laptop?

Yes

Can I bring my own 3D printer?

Yes

What are the nationalities that can participate in this event?

This event is open to all nationalities.