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What to bring to HackElect

Have you decided to attend a hackathon, but you’re unsure what to bring with you? You’re probably worrying that there is something you will end up forgetting. Not to worry, here are just a couple of the things that might help you to create a winning project.

  • Computer, chargers, mouse, phone:
    Well this may be quite obvious, but we’re just making sure you don’t forget. There are never enough plugs to go around and if you want to make friends fast, bring some extra chargers or power strips.
  • Sleeping bag and a pillow:
    You can never be too comfortable, especially at an event such as a hackathon. A sleeping bag and a pillow will come in handy in those late hours of working or just for a quick power nap.
  • Toiletries:
    You want to stay clean and not bother your team mates maybe bring a toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant and whatever else you feel you might need.
  • Change of clothes:
    You may not need it, but if you find yourself in a situation where your shirt is suddenly unacceptable, you’ll want it. It is nevertheless a two day event and putting on clean clothes is always a plus.
  • Resumes:
    You never know who might attend that specific event and having some spare copies of your resume can always come in handy. Apart from that, there will be a job fair stand at the event and you can hand in your resume there as well.
  • Earphones/headphones
  • Backpack:
    You want a backpack to store anything that you’re not using. If you’re attending a hackathon, you’re probably bringing some expensive gear that you don’t want to misplace, like your laptop. Or… to store and take home all the knowledge you’re getting!
  • Lots of positive energy and you’re A-game!!!

See you soon 🙂