How to Prepare

What to Bring:


  • Laptop and laptop charger
  • Your brain – Hackathons require advanced skills in intensive thinking
  • A little drive and motivation (Showing up is only half the battle!)


  • Sleeping bag, blankets, pillows – for your own personal comfort! This includes your own refillable water bottle and your own preferred snacks (we will provide food, snacks, and drinks though!)
  • NFC Enabled devices (if you have any!) – not necessary, though, as Samsung will provide 15-20 NFC phones to be used by the teams during the Hackathon
  • A friend for your team – note: we’ll be forming teams at the event so you’ll make new friends

What to Know:

Below is a brief overview of the minimum coding requirements for NFC Hack. Note: At least one team member should know how to code the following:

For Android, one member of the team is required to have experience with either:

  • Java and/or Android SDK
  2. Android Applications:
  3. App Inventor:
  4. Get the Android SDK:
  5. Android NFC:

*Note: if you are proficient in Java, we still recommend looking into the Android SDK (specifically, the NFC methods) in order to have a competitive edge

If you are coding for Windows Phone 8 or Blackberry you will need to bring your own devices.  For these platforms one member of the team is required to have experience with either:


One thought on “How to Prepare

  1. sleeping bag for two

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