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!
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!
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.
Bitcamp 2017 will take place at the Xfinity Center on the University of Maryland Campus! Click here for directions.
We'll have buses covering travel from UMBC, John Hopkins, Stony Brook, Virginia Tech and George Mason University. We will be reimbursing any individual travel expenses on a case-by-case basis. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
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.
Hackers will arrive between 6 PM and 8 PM on Friday, April 7, 2017. Dinner will be served at 7:00 PM. Our Sponsor Fair will also be at 7 PM, where you can spend time going around and check out our different sponsor booths. Hacking will start at 10 PM and go until 10 AM on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Closing session will end by 3pm on Sunday.
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!
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.
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.
Anyone over the age of 18 can register. Unfortunately, due to venue restrictions, we aren't able to officially support minors this time.
Please contact us at [email protected]
|Friday, April 7th|
|12:00 PM||Sponsor Check-in Opens||Third Floor Lobby (3799)|
|6:00 PM||Registration Opens||Third Floor Lobby (3799)|
|7:00 PM||Sponsorship Fair||Campgrounds|
|7:30 PM||UMD Registration Opens||Third Floor Lobby (3799)|
|8:30 PM||Walk-In Registration||Third Floor Lobby (3799)|
|8:30 PM||Opening Ceremony||Campgrounds|
|10:00 PM||Hacking Starts||Campgrounds|
|10:00 PM||Hackathon 101 Workshop||Campfire|
|10:01 PM||Puzzle Challenge Begins||???|
|10:30 PM||Team Formation||Campfire|
|11:00 PM||Make School iOS Workshop||Cabin||Saturday, April 8th|
|12:30 AM||LTS Workshop (SSH Tunneling)||Cabin|
|12:30 AM||Family Feud||Cabin|
|1:30 AM||Node JS Workshop||Cabin|
|2:30 AM||Smash Tournament||Campgrounds|
|9:30 AM||Drakontas Campfire Talk||Campfire|
|10:00 AM||Credible Healthcare Tech Workshop||Cabin|
|11:00 AM||Viacom Design Workshop||Cabin|
|11:30 AM||Cipher Tech Campfire Talk||Campfire|
|2:00 PM||FINRA Data Analytics Tech Talk||Cabin|
|3:00 PM||FINRA Tech Talk||Cabin|
|7:00 PM||LSH Meetup||Campfire|
|8:00 PM||Deep Learning: Build a self-driving car! Workshop||Cabin|
|8:00 PM||MLH Cup Stacking||Campfire|
|9:00 PM||Chrome Extension Workshop||Cabin|
|9:00 PM||Salsa Dancing||Campfire|
|10:00 PM||Blockchaining by IBM Workshop||Cabin|
|11:00 PM||Hungry Hungry Hippos||Cabin||Sunday, April 9th|
|12:00 AM||MLH !No Light||Cabin|
|9:00 AM||Devpost Submissions Due||Campgrounds|
|10:00 AM||Hacking Ends||Campgrounds|
|1:30 PM||Closing Ceremony||Campgrounds|
|3:30 PM||Closing Ceremony Ends||Campgrounds|
|4:15PM||Buses Leave||Lot UU|