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10 Reasons You Should Go To MHacks

MHacks, the biggest hackathon ever, is just around the corner, taking place from Sep 20-22 in Ann Arbor, MI. You won't want to miss it.

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The Big House

On September 7th, the Michigan vs Notre Dame football game set the all-time football attendance record in Michigan's football stadium, the exact same venue as MHacks. The Big House is historic, and even most Michigan students don't get to visit the stadium outside of football games. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the largest stadium in North America.

The People

Some of the top hackers from around the globe will be at MHacks. Dozens of schools and multiple countries are represented. These are people who will one day be leading and working at the biggest organizations in the world. It's the perfect place to meet future friends and collaborators.

Exercise

Who says hackers don't exercise? Since the event is in the big house, there will be a variety of events occurring on the field - flag football, capture the flag, ultimate frisbee to name a few. Not only will you build something awesome, but you will keep your body in shape during the process.

The Food

At MHacks, there will be a unlimited supply of food, snacks, and drinks to keep you fueled during the event. Ann Arbor has the highest ratio of restaurants to population in the country - it will be a feast.

Ann Arbor, MI

Ann Arbor is one of the top, if not the top college towns in the world. There's an unbelievable amount of spirit, culture and liveliness in the campus. It's a special feeling. This weekend is one of the last weeks to visit without freezing your balls off.

The Busses

Depending on where you're coming from, MHacks is providing charter busses to get to the event. Filled busses of top hackers are coming from Virginia, Georgia, Illinois, to name a few. These busses will be bangin - what better way to bond with other hackers than taking a long journey with them?

Get Hired

The list of sponsors for MHacks is STACKED. It's filled with top technology companies, all desperate to hire YOU! Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, are just the tip of the iceberg. If you want to get an internship or job, there's no better place to do so than at the biggest hackathon in the world.

Make Some Dough

There is $30,000 in prizes at MHacks. Yes, that wasn't a typo. They might as well just make it rain $100 bills at the awards ceremony. There's a variety of specialized prizes depending on what you hack on. If you're competing in the hackathon, your expected value when it comes to prize money is pretty high.

Learn to Code

Surprisingly, hackathons make you a better programmer. It's the ultimate environment to try something completely new and crazy while expanding your skillset. To top that off, there will be a variety of mentors from every time of startup who will be able to answer any question imaginable.

Find a Soulmate

There are 1200 hackers at the event. The odds are in your favor that *someone* at the event will be compatible with you. Last time, MHacks facilitated a relationship that is *still* active. And yes, there will be plenty of people of all genders and sexual orientations at MHacks.

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