HackDays is a meetup based on the philosophy that:
You're a lot more productive when there's a time limit When learning to code, the fastest way to learn is to make something The best way to be introduced to new programming concepts is by interacting with other hackers
You don't have to be a code ninja - a lot of HackDays participants are brand new to programming. There are plenty of experienced CS students and hackers around to help.
If you're a current college student (CS or otherwise) and want to hang out and hack with others - come to Hackdays!
If you're attending a Hackday:
Bring a laptop to follow along. Talks always start at 5:30pm. Ask a lot of questions.