Frequently Asked Questions

How does COVID-19 affect Dash Hack?

Your safety is our priority. Due to the global pandemic situation, we’re organizing Dash Hack in smaller hotel room hubs, connected via the virtual platform Brella. We’re constantly keeping an eye out on the governmental regulations, and will react accordingly. Either way, Dash Hack will be organized

Does this cost something?

No. The entire event, including the actual hacking, company excursions, a virtual prep-event, keynote speakers, mentoring of design experts, delicious meals, and sponsor products is free of charge.

Do I need prior experience of hacking?

No. The core idea of Dash is to try new things and learn. If you have any interest to see how Dash Hack is like.

I’m really bad at drawing and designing stuff, so I guess this isn’t for me?

Doesn’t matter! Dash Hack is for trying new things and learning, as well as working with people who have different skill sets. One can work on the visuals, one come up with the craziest ideas, one have more in-depth insight in the challenge field...

Is there an age limit?

Yes, you have to be at least 18 to apply.

Are there language requirements?

In Dash Hack, English will be the main language.

What do you imply by ‘design?

We in Dash see design as a mindset that makes life a bit easier and enjoyable. For us, design is a set of tools that helps create sustainable solutions and optimal experiences for both customers and organizations. And it’s definitely something that everybody could - and should - learn.

Can I get ECTS credit from participating?

Aalto students can apply for 2 ects credits that go in your elective studies. All you need to do is attend, have fun and write a report (it’s like a two-pager, you can do it!) after the event and send it to us.

Do I need to be a design student or a student in Aalto?

No. Everyone interested in design is warmly welcome to apply! This year, we’re encouraging even more students from different study backgrounds to participate.

Can I come without a group / can I have a group?

You apply as an individual - we take care of the team forming process, and make sure your team will be diverse, functional and awesome.

Where can I sleep?

Due to the uncertain situation regarding the pandemic, we advise everyone to find their own place for accommodation.

Do I need to bring my own food?

No, we will take care of you and make sure that your belly stays full. We’ll be offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.

If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to shoot us an email to We’ll help you out!