Major League Hacking 2020 Hackathon Season

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October 25th-27th, 2019 @ University of Rochester

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Location: Douglass Ballroom (2nd Floor)

A hacka-what?

University of Rochester's fourth 36 hour hackathon!

Hackathon! It's an event about building the coolest thing you can in 36 hours and meeting awesome people. This year we decided to try something new and combine CS and Data Science hackathon together! We don't place any restrictions on the kind of projects you can build. They can be software projects but we'd love to see hardware, or whatever else people come up with as well. It just has to be built within the 36 hours.

At the end of the 36 hours we have judges get together and determine the coolest hacks. Winners get awesome prizes!

Can I attend?

This event is open to all students at all schools!


Interested in sponsoring? Check out our sponsorship sheet!



7:00pm 🛂 Check-in
8:00pm 🎊 Opening ceremony
8:45pm 🎊 Team formation
9:00pm 💻 Hacking starts
9:00pm 📈 Intro to Python Workshop
12:00am 🍪️ Insomnia cookies!
??? am 😴 Sleep!


9:00am 🍳 Breakfast
9:00am 🏁 M&T Bank: on-campus Interviews start @ Douglass 308
9:15am 🏁 M&T Bank: Zelle Demo @ Douglass 302
11:30am 🏁 M&T Bank: Tech Talk @ iZone Forum
12:00pm 🍴 Lunch
1:00pm 📈 Technical Interview Workshop @ Douglass 302
1:00pm 🙆 Cup Stacking
3:00pm 📈 Interview Workshop w/ Career Center @ Gleason Theater
4:30pm 📈 Intro to Git by CIF @ Gleason Theater
5:00pm 🏁 M&T Bank: on-campus Interviews End
5:00pm 🏁 M&T Bank: Cube Challenge and Awake Chocolate
6:00pm 🍝 Dinner
7:30pm 🙆 MLH Mini Event: Warewolf @ Douglass 401
9:00pm 📈 Intro to C# with Unity @ Douglass 401
10:30pm 📈 Midnight Ramblers Performance
12:00am 🥤 Tai Chi Bubble Tea
!?!? am 👻 Sleep...!


9:00am 🌞 Breakfast
11:00am 🌟 Submission
11:20am 📲 Presentations
12:00pm 🍴 Lunch
2:00pm ⚖️ Judging
2:30pm 🏆 Closing ceremony
3:00pm 😢 That's all folks!!


Do I bring anything?

Yep! Bring a laptop and anything else you need to get you into the coding zone. If you're from out of town and want to sleep make sure you bring a comfy sleeping bag!

If you're interested in a hardware hack, bring along some equipment but we will have plenty of toys for you to use in your project if you need anything!

Do I have to pay to attend?

No! The hackathon is completely free to all students who want to attend. The only thing you may have to cover is transportation (if you're coming from other places and because we can't guarantee to cover all requests) and some food (although there will be plenty of free food for you already!).

How big can the team be?

The minimum size of the team is 1 and the maximum is 4! If you don't have a team - we will help you find one once you get here!

Are you giving travel reimbursements?

Unfortunately we do not have the resources to provide travel reimbursements this year.

Are there any rules?

Yes! We follow the MLH code of conduct. Before signing up we will ask you to agree to it to be able to participate.

Will there be food?

Yes! We plan to provide more than enough food for everyone.

What if I don't have an idea?

Come anyways! We can help you find a team that already has an idea or we'll have a list of ideas from departments across campus that you can browse through. Regardless, we'll figure something awesome out for you!

What if I have a cool idea but don't know how to code?

If you're interested in learning how to program, you should totally come. Hackathons are a great way to get started with building your awesome idea for yourself!

Any other questions?

Get in touch! You can contact us at [email protected] and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Our last hackathon saw around 250 talented students from many different universities. We will provide a spacious venue and tables for your company to showcase swag (students love it!). You will have an opportunity to give a talk, lead a workshop, and recruit directly from the most talented engineering students.

Interested? Check out our sponsorship sheet!

MLH Code of Conduct