BrickHack 3

February 11-12, 2017

Thanks for a great BrickHack! See you next year!


Who should come?

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Do you have a penchant for creating intuitive works? Take this opportunity to work with other designers!

Work on a team to create a new brand or marketing strategy! You can even hack alongside engineers to produce a working prototype.

Design Category
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Does hammering away at bugs excite you? What about exploring new technologies while bringing an idea to life?

Come together to hack on the next solution to an every day problem, or even contribute back to the open source community.

API List
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Is hardware your passion? Does bringing the physical world to life excite you?

Put the parts together and get hands-on to construct your vision. We'll have various devices & products from MLH's popular hardware lab to work with.

Hardware Lab


* Schedule subject to change

Schedule temporarily unavailable - please check back later!


What is a hackathon?

Great question! A hackathon is best described as an “invention marathon”. Anyone with an interest in technology attends a hackathon to learn, build & share their creations over the course of a weekend in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. You don’t have to be a programmer and you certainly don’t have to be majoring in CS!

MLH has a great list of related questions over at

How am I supposed to get there?

If you live in the Rochester, NY area, you’re good to go. If not, we still welcome you! Some schools will have a bus provided; see below. Unfortunately we are unable to provide travel reimbursements. If you have any questions, contact [email protected].

What should I bring?

Bring yourself, a photo ID, clothes, toiletries, a sleeping bag/blanket, your hacker setup and maybe an idea or two.

Who can participate in BrickHack?

Anyone who is currently enrolled as a student or has graduated within the last 12 months can attend! If you don't fit that description, you're absolutely welcome to attend as a mentor or volunteer.

All attendees must be 18 years or older to attend. Proof of your age may be requested on the day of the event.

When does registration close?

Acceptance notification will start being sent out January 26th. Applications submitted afterwards will be waitlisted.

How much does this cost?

Zero. Zip. Nada. Attending BrickHack is free, and we'll be providing plenty of food and swag throughout the weekend!

I've never been to a hackathon before, can I still apply?

Of course you can! Our attendees will range from first-timers to veteran hackers. Saddle up to a new framework, refresh a stale project, or just hang out and enjoy the diverse company.

I don't live near Rochester - can I still come?

Definitely. We invite hackers from all over the US and Canada to join us for our annual event!

Are busses being provided?

Busses are being provided to students at Buffalo, Cornell, Binghamton, RPI, and Albany. If you're eligible for a bus, you'll see the option to sign up when you RSVP!

Do I need a team to join?

While teams are often recommended and sometimes more fun, they're not required. Feel free to invite your friends. Teams are a max of 4 people.

Do RIT students need to apply?

Yes, RIT students need to apply just like everyone else.

Can high schoolers join?

Anyone that fits the age requirements can apply, even high schoolers.

When will I know if I got in?

Acceptance notifications will start being sent out January 16th on a rolling basis.

Should I bring my own bricks?

We've got you covered.

My question isn't answered here?

Fret not! Feel free to reach out to us on Twitter, Facebook, or email.

Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season