RocHack is a group of hackers, engineers, builders, and friendly people who attend the University of Rochester. We love to build things that make people's lives better.

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RocHacks '14 results

RocHacks in full swing

We’re happy to report that RocHacks was a huge success! We had over 40 students attend our first ever 24 hour hackathon and we couldn’t have been happier with the results.

Congratulations to the three grand prize winners (there was a tie for first): Emily Eisenberg (Rochester ‘15) for her mini operating system and the team of Charles Lehner (Rochester ‘15) and Nate Book (Rochester ‘14) for their distributed IRC system, meshchat.

We also had some awesome runner ups building hacks like a video-based step sequencer, an LED staircase (which is still in process) and a Reddit notifier for chrome.

We’d like to thank everyone for coming out and being a part of our first hackathon. We hope you had as much fun hacking as we had organizing the event for you. We’d also like to thank our fantastic sponsors...

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Announcing the Spring 2014 RocHacks

Hey everyone,

We're proud to finally announce the Spring 2014 RocHack Hackathon! We looked at all of the suggestions and feedback we got from the Fall hackathon and used it to make sure this hackathon will be even better!

This time around we're going to be taking up the entire first floor of the new Rettner Building (no more crammed CSB 209). We've also arranged for this to be our first 24 hour hackathon, so you'll have 3x more time to make your hacks even better. Finally, we made sure that this hackathon would be open to all schools, so spread the word to friends at other universities!

There's plenty more awesome to be had, so check out the hackathonpage for more details.

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Welcome to the new RocHack


RocHack has a fresh new look!

Hopefully you like the new site design. If you have any feedback, feel free to open an issue on our github repository. We'll also be posting announcements for events, projects, etc. here, so feel free to subscribe via RSS if you'd like to stay up to date.

Hack on,
The RocHack team

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