The Hertz Hackathon is a 24-hour annual coding event where students compete to solve business challenges and identify innovative opportunities in the rental car industry.
These past participants have earned jobs at Hertz following their amazing presentations.
"Winning first in the 2018 Hertz Hackathon - Internet of Things Challenge jump started my career in software engineering with amazing opportunities and gave me access to a large network of talented individuals and technology companies."
"The Hertz Hackathon was an amazing experience. I had the opportunity to use new technologies and apply my schooling to real world problems. Best 24hrs of coding I’ve experienced."
"Competing (and placing first) in the 2018 Hertz Hackathon - Augmented Reality Challenge opened a lot of doors for me to start my career and helped me land a job here at Hertz. Winning an Oculus Rift was cool too."
Past sponsors have included Amazon, Deloitte, Facebook, Google, Oracle, IBM, and Salesforce. The prizes have ranged from Oculus Rift, 65” TVs, and iPhone XS.
Postponed until the fall. We will update this information as it becomes available.
How long does the Hackathon last?
The Hertz Hackathon typically lasts around 30 hours, with 24 hours of coding, plus registration and judging.
What should I bring?
You should bring a personal computer, comfortable clothes, toiletries, and a blanket and pillow if you want to sleep. Sleeping in your car is allowed.
Can anybody sign up?
Unfortunately the Hackathon is limited legally to participants 18 years of age or older on at the start of the Hackathon. Participants must be a student and not currently working in the rental car industry or employed full time as a developer/technologist.
Am I allowed to leave?
Participants are allowed to go to their cars or leave for short periods of time.
How big can each of the teams be?
Teams are limited to four people. If you do not have a team, we will help you find one on arrival.