BrickHack 4

January 27-28, 2018
at the

Rochester Institute of Technology

Thanks for a great BrickHack! See you next year!



SAU (Davis Room)
Get signed in, snag a table, talk to sponsors, meet other hackers, and prepare for the weekend!
Lunch Served
Subs by DiBella's
SAU (Davis Room)
Hear from our organizers about this weekend's activities and logistics, plus hear from our sponsors!
Team Building
Fireside Lounge
Don't have a team yet? Have no fear! We'll help pair you with someone of like interests so your 24 hours is a success.
Datto CEO Talk
Ingle Auditorium
Staying Dynamic – In a programming world of ever-evolving tools and languages, learn how Datto’s CEO Austin McChord keeps technologies current.
Datto Tech Talk
Ingle Auditorium
Smelly Code Galore (Or The Secret Art of Not Being an Inconsiderate Dev) – As a future developer, you’re going to be writing (and reading!) a lot of code. Let’s walk through some of the less than stellar code snippets you’re bound to come across and what to potentially do about them.
Civic/Humanitarian Talk
Ingle Auditorium
This presentation will include existing projects in Rochester and other Cities around the nation, as well as resources for getting involved with Civic Hacking projects and the Free and Open Source community.
SapientRazorfish Tech Talk
Ingle Auditorium
Come learn the basics of Facebook’s React and React Native with SapientRazorfish. React is a declarative, component based JavaScript library focused on performance and reusability while building user interfaces
Wegmans Tech Talk
Ingle Auditorium
A rare opportunity to hear from the Chief Information Officer of Wegmans. Wegmans is translating 100 years of incredible service into a digital experience!
Coffee Talk
Ingle Auditorium
Brewing Through Time – A talk about the history of coffee brewing and where it is today.
Dinner Served
Sticky Lips barbeque
Insomnia Cookies
Fresh, warm cookies straight from the bakery that specializes in late-night snacks.
MLH Slideshow Karaoke
Ingle Auditorium
Join us for some laughs and practice your pitching skills! A random slide show goes on the screen, and you have to talk about the topic!
Fireside Lounge
Take a break with some board and card games with RIT's RWAG club
Sushi Snack
Refuel with more sushi than you've ever had before! Sponsored by Wegmans. *The sushi is all gluten-free*
Morning Yoga
Fireside Lounge
Welcome another day of chaos with some calming yoga
Breakfast Served
Submissions Due
Deadline to have your hack submitted on Devpost. You can continue to work on your hack after this, however it MUST be submitted to Devpost to be considered for judging and prizes.
Lunch Served
Chinese food by The Wok
1:00 PM
Judging Fair Begins
SAU (Davis Room)
The best part: show everyone what you've been working on all weekend! Reflect on all of the hurdles you ran into and nuances you learned. No hack is too small!

Judges will be going around for any category you applied for. Be sure to submit your table number on Devpost so they can find you!
Closing Ceremonies
Ingle Auditorium
Winning teams will be announced!
Busses Depart

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Do you have questions?
We have answers.

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. There will be free food, lots of swag, and special guests. 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! We will have busses from Binghamton, Buffalo, and Cornell. 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 age may be requested on the day of the event.

When does registration close?

Acceptance notification will start being sent out January 10th. Applications may be submitted up until the actual event.

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!

Do I need a team to join?

While teams are often recommended and sometimes more fun, they're not required. We will be hosting a teambuilding event shortly after kickoff, but feel free to invite your friends! Teams are a max of 4 people. Each person must register individually.

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...

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