Terrapin Hackers is about building interesting things, combining excellence, playfulness, cleverness, and exploration.

There are no requirements to joining Terrapin Hackers and the club is open to everyone.


Hackathons are creative/engineering competitions where contestants have 24-36 hours to build something interesting. Everyone should go to a hackathon; these events are open to people of any skill level or field of study, and are very accommodating for beginners.

Every weekend, members of Terrapin Hackers pack buses to hackathons, and make awesome stuff. We won the first season of Major League Hacking, and placed second last fall.


Starting in Spring 2016, Terrapin Hackers will have a semestr-long mentorship program. One mentor will be put with three novice hackers in the beginning of the semester. Mentors are going to be screened to make sure they are awesome teachers. Novices will be paired with mentors based on interest.

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Hacktorials are student led workshops that provide some instruction or insight on something that the presenter has a good amount of experience with.

The difficulty and skill-level for each Hacktorial varies, but most Hacktorials are designed with beginners in mind.

If you're interested in doing a Hacktorial, drop us a line.


Collider is the Terrapin Hackers hackerspace.

Anyone's welcome to come by Collider when it's open to work on their projects, or just to check it out!

We're located in CHM B0214.