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Saturday February 17th, 2023
10:00 am to Feb 18th, 3:00 pm CST
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Des Moines' newest 24-hour student hackathon
Join us for Des Moines' newest 24-hour student hackathon, open to high school and college students alike! Whether you're an experienced coder or just starting out, this event welcomes all. Spend a day delving into coding challenges, workshops, and networking opportunities, set against the backdrop of our vibrant city.
From sundown to sunrise, immerse yourself in solving real-world problems, guided by mentors, and collaborating with fellow students who share your tech and innovation interests. Stay energized with 3 hearty meals, snacks, and beverages as you work on turning your ideas into reality.
But that's not all – join in the fun with mini events, and get ready to showcase your skills for a chance to win prizes and awards. Whether you're looking to build your portfolio, make friends, or enhance your coding prowess, our hackathon offers a supportive and inclusive environment for all. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of something meaningful – a memorable 24 hours of coding, learning, and teamwork awaits.
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Why you should attend BuildDSM v1
Free breakfast, lunch, and dinner for all guests.
Win prizes, awards, certificates, and be recognized.
Network with professional judges and sponsors.
Free technical and business workshops all day.
Free snacks and beverages all day for all guests.
Collaborate with other driven students on campus.
"It was a fun experience and we learned a lot... which is all that matters even if the project doesn't work! Next time, it's going to work! I would absolutely come again! We were really well taken care of."
24 Hours of Building, Learning, and Networking.
Saturday - 2/17
9:00 AM: Check-in opens and team formation
10:00 AM: Opening ceremony
10:45 AM: Hacking begins!
12:00 PM: Lunch arrives! 🍕
1:30 PM: Intro to Machine Learning 🧠
2:30 PM: Intro to Web Development 🖥️
3:30 PM: Paper Airplane Challenge ✈️
4:30 PM: Your next perfect pitch deck 🎤
6:00 PM: Dinner!!
7:30 PM: How High Can You Build: Tower Challenge 🏗️
8:30 PM: Mario Kart Tournament 🚗
11:00 PM: Super Smash Bros. Tournament 🥊
Sunday - 2/18
8:00 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM: Projects due
9:30 AM: Networking time with judges
10:30 AM: Judging begins
2:00 PM: Closing ceremony and awards
3:00 PM: We’re done!
SOFTWARE & STARTUP EXPERTS ALL OVER DES MOINES
Judges will be announced soon! 👀
Don't miss Des Moines' newest student hackathon!
Get ready for an unforgettable experience at BuildDSM, the newest 24-hour student hackathon in Des Moines! High school and college students, whether you're a coding expert or a beginner, are all invited to join us. Engage in coding challenges, workshops, and networking, fueled by hearty meals, snacks, and beverages. With mentorship, mini events, and exciting prizes, BuildDSM promises a supportive and inclusive environment where you can turn your innovative ideas into reality.
Don't miss this opportunity to be part of a meaningful 24 hours of coding, learning, and collaboration to build the future of tomorrow, today!
Apply to participate and secure your spot now!
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OUR STUDENTS AND BUILDERS LOVE HORIZON EVENTS
“I liked that I was required to build something in just 24 hours, unlike my classes. I usually wouldn’t go out of my way to learn new technologies like React. My teammates and the feedback from the judges was very helpful! I would totally come back!”
"For my first hackathon, I didn't have too many expectations, but I had a great time. I liked the idea of the workshops and spreading the coding throughout the day. I was very, very well fed!"
Computer and Data Science
"My favorite part of HackIowaState was being able to have a semi-completed project in just a short amount of time. In classes, you take weeks to finish a little assignment... but here, in just 24 hours, we had some really cool looking projects!"
"I came to HackIowaState to give myself the environment that would force me to work on a project that I otherwise would have. It's nice to be pressured to work on a project with people that otherwise may not have because of school and other responsibilities. My favorite part was winning, but I had way too much fun!"
"My takeaway from HackIowaState - choose your team wisely. What I appreciated about this event over other events like game jams was that it was more broad and I got to solve actual issues. I did like the food, I really did appreciate being fed!"
William Clemmons Jr
“The event was super nice. I got to work with a team in a real-world, work environment. With a team, we were able to keep each other accountable and I tried a new database I never would have before. I would come back, it was fun!”
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