Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season

April 7-9, 2017

Bitcamp is a place for exploration. You will have 36 hours to delve into your curiosities, learn something new, and make something awesome. With world-class mentors and hundreds of fellow campers, you're in for an amazing time. If you're ready for an adventure, see you by the fire!

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FAQ

What's Bitcamp?

Bitcamp is a place for exploration. We're a hackathon that values participant experience and mentorship over competitiveness and points. Come to have fun with your friends, learn something new, eat s'mores, and have a generally awesome time. We have all sorts of crazy activities planned for you...you'll have to come to find out the rest!

What's a hackathon?

A hackathon is a creative coding marathon. Students are encouraged to come with an idea, form teams, and then build out that idea into a product in 36 hours. For Bitcamp, we want you to take something you love (sports! art! camping!) and combine it with technology to make something awesome. It's a great time to push the envelope and learn some new skills.

Where's Bitcamp?

Bitcamp 2017 will take place at the Xfinity Center on the University of Maryland Campus! Click here for directions.

Travel

We'll have buses covering travel from several schools and areas. We will be reimbursing any individual travel expenses on a case-by-case basis. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Guidelines

Don't bring any firearms, knives, weapons, drugs, or alcohol. Don't use an old project. Start something new instead! Please read our Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody (TL:DR be nice). Click here for our code of conduct.

Timing

Hackers will arrive between 6 PM and 8 PM on Friday, April 7, 2017. Dinner will be served at 6:30 PM. Our Sponsor Fair will be at 8 PM, where you can spend time going around and checkout out our different sponsor booths. Hacking will start at 10 PM on Friday and go until 10 AM on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Closing session will end by 3pm on Sunday.

Packing List

Bring yourself, a photo ID, your signed waiver (if applicable), clothes, toiletries, a sleeping bag/blanket, your hacker setup and maybe an idea or two!

Teams

Projects are submitted by teams to DevPost. You don't need to finalize your team until project submissions are due during the event. Teams are limited to four people, but you may have a one-person team.

Experience + Ideas

Don't be afraid if you don't think you have enough experience, a team, or an idea. A hackathon is meant for learning! We'll have experienced mentors to help your team with a range of topics, and workshops covering all kinds of skills.

Can I volunteer/mentor?

We'd love any help volunteering or mentoring our hackers. If you'd like to help, please fill out this form if you're interested! Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Who can register?

Anyone over the age of 18 can register. Unfortunately, due to venue restrictions, we aren't able to officially support minors this time.

Other questions?

Please contact us at [email protected]

Schedule

Friday, April 7th


Time Event
6:00 PM Registration Opens
7:00 PM Dinner and Sponsorship Fair
7:30 PM UMD Registration Opens
8:30 PM Opening Ceremony
10:00 PM Hacking Starts

Saturday, April 8th


Time Event
12:00 AM Smores
8:30 AM Breakfast
12:30 PM Lunch
4:00 PM COLORWAR
6:00 PM Dinner
9:00 PM Dessert

Sunday, April 9th


Time Event
8:00 AM Devpost Submissions Due
9:00 AM Breakfast
10:00 AM Hacking Ends
11:00 AM Expo
1:00 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Closing Ceremony

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