Hello T9Hacker!

Thank you for registering for T9Hacks. We are excited to have you join us for our third annual hackathon!

As T9Hacks approaches, we wanted to keep you informed about the hackathon and give you information to help you prepare for the event.

Information in this email:

  • When (the hackathon is)
  • Where (to go)
  • Welcome Event: Team Building and Track Info
  • Slack (where you'll get updates about the hackathon)
  • Tracks
  • Technical Workshops
  • Professional Development Events
  • Fun and Games
  • Food
  • Social Media


The whole event will run from Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM (MST) – Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 3:30 PM (MST)

Check-in runs from 10am – 10:30am, Saturday, February 10 in the ATLAS Building Lobby. Opening ceremonies begins at 10:30am.


The hackathon will be held in the ATLAS Institute on CU Boulder's campus.

If you plan on driving, the closest paid parking is Euclid Avenue AutoPark, one block south of the ATLAS building. There is free parking at Lot 308, which is a brief walk to the ATLAS Building.

If you are traveling from outside of Colorado, please note that we don't offer travel reimbursements or stipends.

Welcome Event: Team Building and Track Info

At T9Hacks, we think hackathons are more fun in teams!

We're going to be hosting a networking and team building event before hacking and the workshops start. It'll be hosted right after opening ceremonies, from 11am-12pm. You can pitch a project idea, find a team, and talk with the people helping us host the Cybersecurity Track and Humanitarian Tracks. You'll also be able to talk with our cool sponsors!


We'll be using the T9Hacks Slack as our main form of communication at the hackathon. If you've never used Slack before, it's a like a instant messaging system.

Go to the T9Hacks Slack Now!

We've sent invites to you with email you used in your registration; however, if you want to sign-up with a different email, you can Use This Form

Look through the #team_formation channel to look for a team or project before the hackathon.


At T9hacks, you can participate in three tracks were hosting: Cybersecurity, Creative Technology, or Humanitarian Technology. You can learn more about these tracks on the Tracks Page of the website


Our sponsor, MD5 will be hosting the Cybersecurity Track, which is a completely fun and game-based way of getting introduced to cybersecurity! This track will be offered to women and non-binary students and focused on beginners. If you've ever been interested in learning about cybersecurity, but haven't known how to get started, check this track out!

Technical Workshops

We'll be hosting workshops starting at the beginning of the hackathon and running through Saturday night. You can learn more about the workshops on the Workshop Page of the website.

Some of the workshops have requirements, so make sure to check that you have the right software installed before attending the hackathon (or else you'll spend the entire workshop installing software!)

Professional Development Events

We'll have two professional development events at the hackathon:

Fun and Games

Plan for a fun time at T9Hacks!

  • MLH is hosting a fun coding challenge (try to develop a web page without ever previewing the code!)
  • We'll be hosting a midnight dance party!! *air horns*
  • We have a Snapchat Filter to use at the hackathon. Look for it when the event starts!
  • Find more info about all events we'll be hosting on the Detailed Schedule Page


We'll have four meals (and lots of snacks!) for everyone at the hackathon.

  • Lunch on Saturday: Catered by Potbelly
  • Dinner on Saturday: Catered by Noodles and Company
  • Breakfast on Sunday: Coffee from Vic's Coffee, a variety of bagels and danishes, and lots of fresh fruit!
  • Lunch on Sunday: Catered by Chipotle

All meals will have vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free options!

Social Media

Look for updates on our social media!

  • Use the hashtag #t9hacks when posting about our event!
  • We have a Snapchat Filter to use at the hackathon. Look for it when the event starts!

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us on Facebook or Twitter, or contact the lead coordinator, Brittany, at brittany.kos@colorado.edu.

See you soon!
❤ The T9Hacks Team