Arcosanti - An Urban Laboratory in the Arizona Desert.


Arcosanti Hack-A-Thon 2014

Thanksgiving Day Weekend (Friday - Sunday)
November 28 - 30, 2014

We’re looking to experiment with location and how it applies to mobile software, hardware, LED Art, the internet of things and what you can bring that revolves around the concept of location awareness.

Friday, November 28th
We’ll begin introductions and a special site tour at 4pm. Followed by dinner in the Arcosanti cafe. After dinner we’ll begin presentations on Mobile App Development, Geo Cacheing and Wifi Security. Afterwards there’ll be open discussion, music and refreshments.

Saturday, November 29th
Saturday morning we’ll meet at breakfast and form interest groups.  Those interested in developing an iPhone Application will meet and being working on an app with source code hosted on GitHub. Saturday will also include a lab session for getting started with Node.js. Session times will be published in public spaces at Arcosanti During the event.

Sunday, November 30th
{To be worked out among participants}

Thoughout the event we’ll place new public Geocaches around Arcosanti and possibly discover some existing ones.

What’s a hack-a-thon?

Hack-a-thons are nothing mysterious or nefarious, It’s simply about getting together learning new skills and sharing your ideas and skills with others. If you have an interest or something you’ve made outside of what’s described here tell us about it and bring it to show off.


The actual event is free, however fees for overnight guests. Cafe meals are available. See accommodations and meal prices below.
Donations of cash, tools, or suitable technology items are accepted.


Please RSVP via Event Bright:
or Facebook:


* Guest rooms starting at $30/night (limited availability). 
* Outdooor Camping - bring your own tent ($5/night)
* Shared sleeping space with fellow enthusiasts ($10/night),
The spaces are limited. Contact guest services: 928.632.7135

Cafe Meals:

6:00 am - 9:30 am for breakfast ($6)
12:00 noon - 1:00 pm for lunch ($9)
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm for dinner ($9)


Software Ops:
Software Ops creates complete mobile app platforms for companies or individuals looking to turn their mobile app ideas into reality

Further Information on topics:

Arcosanti GitHub:
Wifi Pineapple:
iOS Development Tutorials: