MLH Official - Spring 2016



March 5th - 6th, 2016
1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD




HackUMBC gives you 24 hours to learn new skills, make friends, create your wildest idea, and share it with the world. Build an app, a website, a robotic arm, a game, anything.

24 Hours

400+ Hackers

Saturday, March 5th



10 AM
11 AM
Opening Ceremonies
12 PM
Hacking Begins & Lunch
1 PM
NSA Guest Speaker: Rob Joyce
1:30 PM
Team Formation
2 PM
Tenable: Continuous Network Monitoring
3 PM
ClearEdge: Past Present & Future of Big Data
4 PM
Northrop Grumman: SoC Development and Prototype with VDK
5 PM
TowerSec: Watch your Car-ma!
5 PM
NSA: Information Assurance Demo
6 PM
7 PM
Tech Trivia
8 PM
Intro to Web Dev
8 PM
Intro to Swift (No Mac required)
9 PM

Sunday, March 6th



12 AM
Midnight Surprise
2 AM
Extra Surprise
7 AM
12 PM
Hacking Ends & Lunch
1 PM
Expo Begins
3 PM
Closing Ceremonies
What is a hackathon?
A hackathon is a tech innovation marathon. This is where your dreams run wild. Solve a real-world problem with technology or build the next Iron Man suit.
What if I don't have a team or an idea?
No problem! You can find a team once you arrive. Most hackers arrive without a team. You will often find inspiration for ideas at the hackathon.
What if I don't code?
This is the perfect opportunity to learn something new! There will be workshops geared towards beginners and mentors to help you throughout the event.
Who can attend?
All undergraduate, graduate, and high school students are welcome!
What can I build?
Anything! Web, mobile, desktop, and hardware projects are all welcome. Projects will be judged based on creativity, technical difficulty, polish, and usefulness.
Will there be hardware?
We have partnered with MLH to provide hardware hacking resources to all hackers. Check out the full list of hardware.
How much does it cost?
HackUMBC is free! Food, beverages, swag, workspaces, and sleeping areas will be provided. You just have to travel to the event and we will take care of the rest! :)
What should I bring?
Valid photo ID is required. Laptops, sleeping bags, and toiletries are highly recommended.
How big should teams be? Can I hack alone?
Teams should be at most four people. We highly recommend that you form a team, but solo hackers are allowed.
Can I build on past projects?
We strongly discourage building off of existing projects you've worked on. However, using third–party APIs and libraries are encouraged, as long as they're accessible by everyone.
Is there a code of conduct?
Yes. Be nice to others.
I have more questions!
You can get in touch with us via email, Twitter, or Facebook.