Jan. 26th 11:00 am - team setup and planning
Jan. 26th 12:00 pm - coding begins
Jan. 27th 12:00 pm - coding ends, judging begins
Jan. 27th 1:00 pm - event wrap-up
Who Should Come: This event is open to anyone interested in programming, no matter their experience. We especially welcome computer science majors, graphic designers, and business majors.
Project Planning: The event will start with one hour of planning and ideation for each team's prototype idea. This time also allows solo contestants to find teams.
Coding Starts: Beginning at 12PM, your team will have 24 hours to build a prototype app, game, or website.
Demo to Judges: Teams will return to the common area at 12PM on Sunday and demonstrate their project to the other teams and our panel of judges.
Assemble your team
Teams consist of 3-5 students; the exact composition is up to you. Students are urged to sign up with a pre-assembled team. However, if you sign up solo, there will be plenty of interesting teams to join. LaunchCats and ACM will help to find the team that best fits you.
Building prototypes is hard work, but you won’t have to face it alone. Throughout the event, professional mentors from around the community will drop by to see your progress and help find solutions to any problems you may have.
What to build
Prototypes are expected to be complex enough to fill the time window but simple enough for the team to have made significant progress by the event’s finish. Some teams may choose projects that take longer than 24 hours to complete, but will still be expected to demonstrate the product’s core functionality.
For example, a team is not expected to finish all levels necessary for a full-length video game. However, they should be able to demonstrate the game’s full mechanics. Likewise, a messenger app doesn't need to show the finished UI, but the core messaging service must be functional.
Additionally, we will provide prompts proposed by local businesses for teams that prefer a more focused challenge.
What to bring
Recommended: sleeping bag, toothbrush
Code|24 will provide 3 meals catered by MSU Catering. Some additional snacks and drinks will be provided, however, we recommend you bring some snacks of your own to help you stay in the zone.