Major League Hacking 2019 Hackathon Season

February 16-17, 2019 at the

Rochester Institute of Technology


Thanks for a great BrickHack! See you next year!

Submissions Help Organize

Brick City's Premiere Hackathon

BrickHack brings designers, developers, and all sorts of makers together for 24 hours to create something from nothing.

Mentors and industry representatives will lend expertise and watch as you dive into learning, developing, and producing a unique project.

Expect lots of free food, swag, coffee, and all-you-can-print 3D printers! From the novices to the experts, from designers to engineers, this one's for you!

Watch a recap from last year

What is a hackathon?

A Hackathon is an invention marathon. Any student can attend! Really, any student...and it's completely free. Don't worry about food, internet, or travel.

Students work in teams and mentors are present to offer help. Sponsors attend to help, recruit, and promote their products. Teams compete in different categories and prizes are awarded, but everyone learns and everyone wins!

Come spend 24 hours with us at BrickHack and dedicate time to learn, collaborate, build, and innovate.

MLH has a great list of related questions over at mlh.io/faq


Schedule

Saturday
10:00am
Check-In
Clark Gym
Get signed in, snag a table, talk to sponsors, meet other hackers, and prepare for the weekend!
11:15am
Lunch Served
AUX Gym
Provided by DiBella's Subs sponsored by Verizon 5G Labs
12:00pm
Opening Ceremony
Clark Gym
Hear from our organizers about this weekend's activities and logistics, plus hear from our sponsors!
12:30pm
Coding Begins
12:35pm
Team Building
Flamingo Auditorium
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.
1:00pm
Google Cloud Platform Tech Talk
Flamingo Auditorium
Come learn how you can use the Google Cloud Platform for you project!
1:40pm
Datto Tech Talk
Flamingo Auditorium
The most fundamental technology in our society and not many people understand it. Come join Eric Romano as he explains how the Internet works!
2:50pm
Wegmans Side Event
Flamingo Auditorium
Wegmans will be hosting a gameshow similar to The Price Is Right! Stop by and win prizes, products, and ask about the Wegmans APIs!
3:30pm
Verizon Tech Talk
Flamingo Auditorium
Learn more about the eight currencies of Verizon's 5G network, millimeter wave technology, and get a glimpse of the "art of the possible" in 5G. Find out how you can be one of the first developers to engineer a solution for a 5G world right here at BrickHack!
4:40pm
Constellation Brands Talk
Flamingo Auditorium
5:20pm
RIT MAGIC Talk
Flamingo Auditorium
Come learn about what RITs MAGIC Center has to offer!
5:40pm
TCGPlayer Talk
Flamingo Auditorium
TCGPlayer: Where Play is Encouraged and Development is Key. Come learn about TCGPlayer's world class culture and what it's like to work there!
6:00pm
Dinner by Datto
AUX Gym
Dinner by Datto served by Sticky Lips BBQ and CoreLife Eatery
6:30pm
ACV Auctions Talk
Flamingo Auditorium
7:00pm
Unity Workshop
Flamingo Auditorium
Join RIT alumni, Carl Domingo, as he teaches you how to utilize Unity to develop your AR & VR applications
7:30pm
Devpost Talk
Flamingo Auditorium
We'll be going over how to submit to Devpost and some tips for presenting during the judging expo.
8:00pm
Ice Skating
Ritter Arena
Take a break by ice skating in the arena next door! Skates available for no charge!
8:10pm
readme.io Talk
Flamingo Auditorium
Join readme.io CEO, Greg Koberger, as he explores the how's and why's of getting a job in Silicon Valley
8:30pm
Cookies Served
AUX Gym
Provided by Insomnia Cookies
8:30pm
Club Café Talk
Flamingo Auditorium
Learn about the "Tools of the Brew" with RIT's coffee club, Club Café!
9:00pm
Hacktivity
Flamingo Auditorium
10:00pm
Video Game Session
Flamingo Auditorium
Sunday
12:00am
Sushi & Bubble Tea Served
AUX Gym
Sushi is sponsored by Wegmans and Bubble Tea is provided by Tai Chi Bubble Tea
7:00am
Sunrise Yoga with Susan Chapel, LMHC
Flamingo Auditorium
8:00am
Breakfast Served
AUX Gym
Provided by Panera Bread sponsored by Constellation Brands
9:30am
Submissions due to Devpost
Submit to Devpost
11:00am
Lunch Served
AUX Gym
Provided by The Wok sponsored by ACV Auctions
12:30pm
Coding Ends
12:30pm
Demos & Judging Begins
AUX Gym
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!
2:20pm
Closing Ceremony
Clark Gym
Winning teams will be announced!
4:30pm
Buses Depart
D Lot

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Travel

BrickHack V will be hosted at RIT in the Clark Gym \- 1 Lomb Memorial Dr, Rochester, NY.

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

  • If you live in the Rochester, NY area or are driving to campus you can park in D lot.
  • Busses are being provided to a number of schools! If you're at one of these schools, you will see an option to sign up when you RSVP:
    • New York City, Cornell, Binghamton
    • Waterloo, University of Toronto
    • Northeastern, UMass, RPI
    • University of Buffalo
  • Don't see bus details when you RSVP? Email us at [email protected]

If you have any questions, please email us!

To ensure the highest level of safety and security, all persons entering the venue will be subject to a security screening via the use of metal detectors and the inspection of bags. To expedite the screening process, be prepared to remove belongings made of metal from pockets upon entering the venue and be observant of signage and the directions of security personnel when entering the venue. No weapons (including knives of any kind, style, or purpose) will be permitted in the venue.

Unfortunately we are unable to provide travel reimbursements at this time.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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 currently enrolled as a student 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.

Do RIT students need to apply?

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

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?

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