Rowan University is proud to host this event and welcomes anyone, from first-timers to full-stack devs. If you have a cool technology idea that you want to make happen, this event is for you!

Schedule

Saturday February 29th
Time Event
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Check-In
11:00 AM Opening Ceremony
12:00 PM Lunch and Begin Hacking
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Team Building
1:00 PM MLH Hardware Lab Opens
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Intro to Hackathons and Hardware Hacking 101
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Intro to Arduino
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM IoT Workshop
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Git Gud with Git
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Webtime with John
6:30 PM Dinner
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM MLH Special Event
7:45 PM - 9:00 PM Game Dev with Garret
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM "Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity" Planetarium Show
10:00 PM - 11:00 PM "Back to the Moon: For Good" Planetarium Show

 

Sunday, March 1st
Time Event
12:00 AM Midnight Snack
3:00 AM Late Night Snack
8:00 AM Breakfast
12:00 PM Lunch and Hacking Ends
12:45 PM Hackers Set Up for Science Fair Judging
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Science Fair Judging
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Move to Rowan Auditorium
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Top 5 Hacks Present
4:00 PM Closing Ceremony

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Prizes

$1,584 in prizes

1st Place Prize

Each member of this team of 4 will receive the first place prize of an Oculus Go Virtual Reality Headset, along with the MLH winner medal.

2nd Place Prize

Each member of this team of 4 will receive the second place prize of a Canakit Raspberry Pi 4 4GB Starter Kit Clear, along with the MLH winner medal.

3rd Place Prize

Each member of this team of 4 will win the third place prize of the ELEGOO UNO Project Super Starter Kit with Tutorial and UNO R3 Compatible with Arduino IDE, and the USB/UART Programming Cable.

Best Hack for a Social Good

Think about how technology can be used to aid cities impacted by natural disasters with relief and recovery. You can build off of one of the existing ideas already in the disaster relief technology landscape or come up with new ideas that address gaps in this space. Each winning team member will receive a Rocketbook Core smart notebook.

Smart Cities of Tomorrow

Smart Cities of Tomorrow aims to connect technology with users on a larger scale. Think of all the problems in your town or nearest city. From connecting cars, to warehouses, to even traffic lights, Smart Cities of Tomorrow allows you to improve efficiency on a massive scale. Bring technology to its full potential and improve the world around you. The four winners of this track will each win a Boogie Board electronic writing tablet.

Internet of Things

The Internet of Things is one of the most impactful technological revolutions in the past ten years. Thermostats, smoke alarms, light bulbs and even washing machines now communicate with our smartphones. This greater connectivity allows our homes to work for ouor benefit. Think about how technology can be used to benefit us in our homes. Build off of one of the existing ideas already in the IoT technology landscape or come up with new ideas that address gaps in this space.

MLH's Best Use of Google Prize

MLH's MongoDB Prize

MLH's Domain Prize

MLH's Blockstack Prize

Eligibility

Any high school, undergraduate, and graduate students are welcome to attend.

Judges

Nick Felker

Nick Felker
Google

Dr. Jeremy Russell

Dr. Jeremy Russell
Professor at Rowan University

Dr. Ghulam Rasool

Dr. Ghulam Rasool
Professor at Rowan University

Chris Dietsch

Chris Dietsch
IEEE Region 2

Will Cronin

Will Cronin
Senior, Rowan ECE

Jenna Jukus

Jenna Jukus
Sargent & Lundy, Lead Organizer 2019

Fowad Sohail

Fowad Sohail
Lead Organizer 2019

Nikola Korasic

Nikola Korasic
Lead Organizer 2018

Kevin O'Hare

Kevin O'Hare
Lead Organizer

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Criteria
    How complex is this project? Do they use more than one technology?
  • Polish
    Does the hack work they way they intend it to? Does it work well and have a nice design?
  • Orginality
    Is this something unique or can you buy it in a store or download the software?
  • Usefulness
    Will this improve people’s lives? Is there a need for this?