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Why the Tech Summit?
Formally known as Cyber Risk, the TAG Tech Summit 2017 is the premier technology conference in Northwest Washington. We draw participants from the entire Pacific Northwest region. The Tech Summit 2017 is a comprehensive tech event covering many topics.
Immerse Yourself in The Technology Community. You will have an opportunity to work with and learn from the people who are at the forefront of these industries while also networking and making great connections with your peers. Attendees range from early-stage entrepreneurs to senior execs representing enterprise companies. Over 200 people are expected to attend the Tech Summit!
It’s a Conference for the Team
You will return with valuable and actionable insight on how to improve your work and your business. There are tracks specifically designed to be relevant to your organization from C-level and Leadership Professionals to Tech Professionals. Break out into sessions targeted at your specific key concerns. Focus on risk management, abatement and response. Training and professional development designed specifically with you in mind.
Between the excellent connections and networking, the job and skill enhancements and the varied learning opportunities, the TAG Tech Summit is time well invested.
View the Schedule: trends.tagnw.org/schedule/
DubHacks is a 24-hour collegiate hackathon held at the University of Washington in Seattle. We bring together undergraduate students of all backgrounds to inspire individuals to develop creative tools to solve society’s biggest issues.
Sept. 26th Update: participant registration has closed for 2017
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can attend?
We welcome and encourage undergraduate students of all backgrounds to join us. Unfortunately, we are unable to admit high school or graduate students.
How much does this cost?
Admission is completely free. All the essentials such as food, workspace, and WiFi will be provided at no cost.
Do I apply with a team?
No, applications are submitted and reviewed individually.
Are we allowed to build on past projects?
You cannot work, copy, or improve on past projects. Using your own APIs or third-party APIs is alright, as long as the project is completely new. Please refer to MLH’s policy for more information.
What should I bring?
In order to check-in, you must bring a photo ID. You should also bring a laptop, chargers, toiletries, change of clothes, and anything else you will need for an overnight weekend.
What if I need special accommodations?
We want DubHacks to be accessible and welcoming for everyone. Please list any special accommodations in your application, or contact us with any other concerns.
What if I don’t know how to code?
It is entirely irrelevant what your experience is and more about your interest in technology. You will be able to work with various mentors, interact with companies, and learn alongside fellow participants.
Do you offer travel reimbursement?
Yes. Travel reimbursement will be assessed separately from your application, and will be provided on a case by case basis. If you are traveling from Vancouver BC, a shuttle bus will be provided.
How big are the teams?
You may work individually or on a team of no more than five people. If you need help finding others to work with, there will be a team formation and ideation activity on the first night.
Will you have hardware equipment to use?
Yes. Our partners at MLH will have a limited stock of Oculus Rifts, Myo armbands, Lead Motions, Arduinos, 3D printers, and more to loan out to attendees at our event.
What is the code of conduct?
DubHacks values the importance of a safe and all-inclusive space. Anyone attending must adhere to our code of conduct.
You can view the schedule at dubhacks.co/#scheduleSection.
Bring on the entrepreneurial excitement!
This 54-hour challenge is a unique opportunity for both aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs to work with and get to know new people over the course of an exciting and fast-paced weekend. A diverse, well-balanced team is critical for a startup to be successful and participants with interests in areas such as engineering, software development, branding, graphic design, marketing, sales and project management will be in attendance. Regardless of your skill level or specialty, the most important trait for all participants to have is the desire to learn and the willingness to work hard in order to achieve success.
Over the course of the next two days, an impressive mix of experienced startup mentors will work one-on-one with your team and help you to iterate quickly and pivot when needed. And to help maximize the time available to build traction for your startup, we’ll keep everyone well-fed all weekend. If your team makes good progress and manages its time well, you’ll be pulling everything together on Sunday afternoon and polishing off your startup pitch for Sunday evening.
For the final presentations, each team will have 5 minutes on stage to pitch their startup to a panel of judges as well as an audience of the general public. Once your pitch is complete, the judges will spend another 5 minutes asking questions in order to learn more about your startup. Once all of the teams have finished their pitches, the judges will deliberate and then announce who has won the coveted title of Startup Challenge 2017 Grand Champion!
*** Full-time students may use the promotional code, “student” to receive 20% off of any participant ticket. A valid student ID will be required at check-in on Friday night.
As a participant, your $99 ticket includes
- chance to build skillsets with hands-on application and coaching from highly experienced mentors
- network with other participants with the same drive to develop successful businesses
- 24/7 access to the venue, 3D Printers, and a professional photo studio
- 7 complimentary meals and beverages
- 2017 Startup Challenge T-shirt
- a chance for your team to become the Startup Challenge 2017 Grand Champion
Space is limited, so make sure to get your ticket early!