December 9th, 2017 9:30AM-6:30PM:
The Commons, UMBC
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What is a hackathon?
A hackathon is a coding marathon - it's like a real-time programming fair where students develop an idea and bring it to life through code. A project could be a game, website, app, robot, Arduino project, whatever! If you enjoy programming or technology in general, hackathons are great places to meet friendly, like-minded people.

Who can come?
Participation is limited to students currently enrolled in high school and middle school students above the age of 13. If you have already graduated high school but would still like to attend the event, please consider volunteering or mentoring for the event! Send us an email at for more information on contributing to QuHacks.

When and where is QuHacks?
QuHacks will take place on December 9th, 2017 at The Commons, University of Maryland, Baltimore County from 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM, food included!

Do I need a team?
Working with a team is encouraged, but if you are attending alone, don't worry! We can help you form a group based on your interests or you can fly solo.

How much does QuHacks cost?
Nothing! We'll be providing meals, snacks, and swag completely free of charge, thanks to our awesome sponsors. If you're interested in becoming a sponsor, please email Freddy at!

Who's Freddy?
Freddy the Duck is our QuHacks mascot. He's a fluffy, yellow, tech-savvy duck who likes looking at shiny screens and displays. If he had one wish he would wish for hands instead of wings so that he could program his shiny screens and make them turn any color he wants.

What should I bring?
Please bring your own laptop. If you are working in a group, you can share with your teammate.