The idea for CopenHacks came in mid-2015 by a student at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU): A Copenhagen Hackathon that would take place near the university, that had a focus on learning and fun, and that would be open to anyone interested in playing with innovative solutions and building awesome stuff. It would differ from other local Hackathons in that it would not ask participants/students to build on existing solutions or work on specific companies problems. Rather, the Hackathon would be focused on getting to meet fellow hackers, dedicate 24 hours on that one great idea, and give a weekend of opportunities to learn from other talented hackers.
CopenHacks was conceived with the intention of having both local and international students from many different backgrounds to come together to work on any project they like, using whichever tech they like, with the hopes of starting a more progressive, inviting, supportive, and enriching 'hacker' culture in Denmark.
What is CopenHacks?
24h of Hacking - have you ever wanted to code a great idea but haven't been able to set aside the time to actually build it? Or perhaps you had a fantastic idea but lacked the technical ability to code it yourself. Now you have the chance to dedicate 24 hours on this project or idea. The only condition is: You will only be judged on what you write within these 24 hours,
Meet fellow hackers - meet the love of your life! Or (more realistically) meet other fellow programmers and tech enthusiats from all over the world! Share knowledge, learn how to build awesome stuff, create friendships, or even find your potential future business partner, blow the world away with your innovative new idea,
Prizes and Freebies - SHWAAG! So much SWAG. Thanks to the support from our lovely sponsors there will be a variety of great prizes. Even if you don't win, everyone is guaranteed to receive some cool stuff just for participating,
Career Opportunities! - get the unique opportunity to meet some of the engineers and recruiters from Microsoft as well as other sponsors. Expand your network, make contacts, and get the chance to potentially interview with some of these incredibly talented people.
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