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#HackTN 2023 Information Session

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Join us for the #HackTN 2023 Information Session. If you ever wondered what a hackathon entails of or how Hackathons International runs their hackathons join us for the free Information Session. During the information session we reveal the challenge statements that will be used at #HackTN. You also have an opportunity to network and meet others in the local Tennessee tech and entrepreneurial ecosystem. 

Hackathons International x Amazon is back to Tennessee for #HackTN 2023. We are back home after a year on the road around the world to run a Hybrid Hackathon to enhance the local Tennessee tech ecosystem and increase the economic development. The #HackTN Information Session will take place on Feb 16th, 2023 at the Amazon Nashville offices with the option to attend online. For those that attended #HackTN 2022 the location will be the same. 

We are calling all software development engineers, creatives, healthcare professionals, business development managers, product managers, innovation enthusiasts, problem solvers, and anyone new or looking to relocate to Nashville to co-create a technology solution around advancing marginalized communities in Middle Tennessee based on the social determinants framework. #HackTN is an opportunity for you to learn and develop skills in business and technology, understand how to work in an agile environment, and connect to the Tennessee tech ecosystem. 

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Included in the ticket price is:

  • Access to venue and parking
  • If in-person, Saturday lunch and dinner, Sunday breakfast and lunch, drinks
  • Mentoring session with esteemed subject matter experts, and exposure to executives who will be judges
  • Connections into the Tennessee tech ecosystem, including advisors and educational resources

Mentors from the local tech ecosystem will be there to help guide you throughout the process.

Judges will be awarding the winning teams $1000 USD. 

#HackTN Agenda: 

  • [Information Session] Thursday 5:30-7:00pm
    • Dinner and drinks
    • Hackathon FAQs
    • Challenge Statements revealed
    • Workshop by Amazon
    • Networking and finding team members
  • [Hackathon] Saturday 9am-9pm 
    • Keynote opening
    • Getting into teams
    • Lunch N Learn (The Distro)
    • Mentoring with business and tech experts 
    • Dinner (Prince's Hot Chicken) 
  • [Hackathon] Sunday 9am-5pm 
    • Breakfast of Champions 
    • Pitching workshop presented by Hackathons International
    • Hacking finishes
    • Networking lunch (Slim & Husky's Pizza) 
    • Open Showcase & Awards
    • Happy hour

If you need financial help to participate in the program and/or if you have any questions, please contact

Hackathons International and Amazon DOES NOT cover or reimburse travel and hotel accommodations!

We look forward to seeing you there!


What is a Hackathon?

Hackathons are NOT just for programmers. A Hackathons is a short, pressurized competition where a group come together to design, develop, and demonstrate their ideas on center stage! Usually at the start we give you context about a problem/challenge statement, and then it's up to you to come up with creative ideas! We expect your teams to develop a rough Minimum Viable Product so you can pitch your idea and show the judges what you've come up with on the Sunday afternoon. Read more here

Who can participate in a Hackathon?

Anyone with an open mindset can participate. Because this is a Hackathon focused around launching business ideas, helping individuals getting into the tech industry and upskilling software developers, we need a mix of business, design, technical, creative and industry experts to collaborate and work together as teams. 

I am under 21 years. Can I participate?

This event is for individuals who are over 18. 

Do I need to form a team before we join the Hackathon?

No, we will be giving you time at the start of the Hackathon to network and meet other people. Teams should be between 2-4 members. We encourage you to bring your friends!

What do I need to bring to the Hackathon?

Bring your laptop and charger, notepads and pens, an open mindset and positive attitude!

​Who owns the Intellectual Property of the solution at the Hackathon?

We don't own anything, you do! We also abide by the Hack Code of Conduct 

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