Georgia Tech

Instructional Center

March 9th-10th

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HexLabs is excited to welcome you back to 🌠 Horizons: the 24-hour design + tech make-a-thon! On March 9 and 10th, all designers, coders, entrepreneurs, artists, and innovators of any major are invited to light up the Instructional Center with their brilliant ideas for a two-day, celestial-themed event! πŸŒŒπŸŒƒ Come join us to express your creativity and craft stellar design-tech projects while attending workshops and mini-events, securing free food and swag, and basking under the glow of innovation. 🌠✨ At the journey's end, we'll host an expo where you can display your cosmic creation and submit it to one of our tracks (listed below) to win a grand prize that's out of this world!! πŸŒŸπŸ† Embrace the night sky's wonders and let your imagination soar like a comet across the universe. πŸŒ™πŸ’« Whether you're inspired by the analytical rigor of engineering πŸ”§, the creative narratives of the arts 🎨, or the insightful inquiries of the sciences πŸ”¬, there's a place for you here. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with fellow space explorers from diverse academic disciplines and launch your ideas into orbit. πŸͺ Prepare for a celestial odyssey of creativity and discovery. Let's reach for the stars together! πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’œ


Join this track to create tangible artistic projects, ranging from paintings and sculptures to fashion items and wearable tech. In the Physical Track, participants can have a very hands-on experience by designing and making unique pieces of art in any physical form!


Enter the digital track if you are interested in projects that allow users to interact with diverse forms of art through any type of digital interface! Whether you are constructing an algorithm to create colorful generative art, designing a streaming service to revolutionize our experience of listening to music, developing the next big video game, or in any way involving yourself in the process of building and displaying artistic creations via digital means, this track is for you!


Revolutionize learning with creative solutions that make education more diverse and accessible. Use art, code, or other technologies to build inclusive learning environments tailored for diverse learners and communities.


Develop a music technology project that fosters collaboration, utilizing immersive experiences, leveraging data-driven insights, personalizing user experiences, and engaging audiences in entirely new ways.


Harness the power of mixed reality technologies to redefine how we interact with the world around us. Blend the digital with the physical to create rich experiences that not only entertain but also educate, empower, and enrich lives. This challenge beckons innovators to craft immersive environments, interactive narratives, and transformative applications that captivate and inpsire.

Registration is FREE and opens on Friday, February 16th at horizons.hexlabs.org and closes on Friday, March 1st

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Schedule Stars

Saturday Schedule
Check In10:00 AM - 11:00 AMIC Lobby
Opening Ceremony11:00 AM - 11:30 AMIC 103
Hacking Starts11:30 AMIC 205, 209, 211, 215
Lunch12:30 PM - 1:15 PMIC 105
Hive Makerspace11:00 AM - 4:00 PMThe Hive (Van Leer)
Mill Makerspace4:00 PM - 9:00 PMThe Mill (J. Erskine Love Jr. Manufacturing Building)
GT Gourd Workshop2:00 PM - 3:00 PMIC 115
Figma Workshop3:00 PM - 4:00 PMIC 111
Tote Bag Painting Mini Event4:00 PM - 5:00 PMIC 115
Guthman Fair4:00 PM - 6:30 PMExhibition Hall
Origami Mini Event5:00 PM - 6:00 PMIC 111
Startup Exchange Workshop6:00 PM - 7:00 PMIC 115
Karaoke Mini Event7:00 PM - 8:00 PMIC 111
Dinner6:00 PM - 6:45 PMIC 105
Swag Distribution7:00 PM - 7:45 PMIC Lobby
Guthman Concert7:00 PM - 9:00 PMFerst Center
Midnight Snacks11:30 PM - 12:15 AMIC 105
Sunday Schedule
Brunch11:00 PM - 11:30 PMIC 105
Expo/Judging11:30 PM - 12:30 PMIC 111 & 115
Closing Ceremony1:00 PM - 1:30 PMIC 103
Prize Distribution1:00 PM - 2:00 PMHelp Desk



Submissions will be open from Saturday, March 9th @ 11:00 PM and will close on Sunday, March 10th @ 11:00 AM.
Judging will take place from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM on Sunday.


Please follow these steps to submit your project:

  1. Post your project on Devpost, make sure to include the following in your submission:
  • A video demoing your project (no more than 2 minutes in length). Treat it like a demo you would give to a judge if it were in person
  • A brief description of your project
  • Links to your Github repository or other documentation
  1. Next, submit your project and Devpost link to Expo.


For any problems with submissions, please visit help desk BEFORE the submission deadline and our team will help you out!!

So I've heard of a hackathon, but what's a make-a-thon?

A make-a-thon is a creativity-driven event where teams make their ideas into reality with resources, materials, and support from HexLabs!

Can I attend?

Anyone who is a Georgia Tech student, or is 18 and above at any Georgia university can attend! With beginner-friendly workshops, fun and relaxing mini-events and great vibes, students from any background can come and enjoy!

How much will this cost?

Horizons is completely free! We will provide the food, swag, and resources you need so you can focus on your most awesome creation.

Where can I register?

Registration is open and will close for participants on Friday, March 1 2024 at 11:59pm

What should I bring?

We request that you bring yourself, your laptop, and your student ID! If you are not a Georgia Tech student you will also need to bring a government ID. Feel free to bring anything else (art supplies, tools, etc...) that you think would be helpful.

Where is Horizons?

We'll be waiting for you at the Instructional Center, aka,759 Ferst Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Will there be any makerspaces open during the event?

We are currently in discussions of partnering with The Hive and the Invention Studio to offer spaces, tools, and mentorship during the event...

How long is the event?

Two days! Day 1 (Saturday March 9) will start at 10am; Day 2 (Sunday, March 10) will finish at 1:30pm.

What resources will be there?

We'll be providing lots of arts supplies, hardware, and other cool supplies. A full list of available supplies and services is coming soon. Feel free to tell us what you want to see at the event in your application.

What size can teams be?

The team can be up to 4 people in size! Let your friends know to register ASAP.

My friends are out of town! How do I find a team?

We will have a mixer at the start of the event to help you find a team, but if you prefer going solo, we’re here by your side too!

Do you accept walk-ins?

We're accepting a certain number of walk-in participants. Just make sure to show up early to register at the door as spots will fill up quickly! Walk-ins won't be eligible for the giveaway, but there's plenty of other opportunities to win cool prizes and merch! Additionally, depending on numbers, food and swag may not be guarenteed.

Any other questions?

Email us at [email protected] πŸ’œ.

express yourself!

Horizons is a celebration of the incredible intersection between art and technology. It is a platform for people to express themselves through art while using technology or engineering to augment its impact.

Moreso, art and technology come together as avenues for people to share their ideas. To share their findings. To share their feelings. To express themselves.

At Horizons, we challenge you to do just that!

β€œThe art challenges the technology, and the technology inspires the art.”

- John Lasseter