October 7th-8th, 2017 | 500+ Hackers | Prizes | Sponsors

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Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season


The University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s 24-hour tech innovation marathon where students across the East Coast collaborate on new ideas to build mobile, web and hardware projects. HackUMBC invites diverse groups of students to enjoy a weekend of hacking, workshops, tech talks, networking, and other fun activities. At the end of 24 hours, participants’ projects are presented and judged for different prize categories from sponsors and other organizations.



Time Event Menu
10:00 AM Check-In Meyerhoff 030
11:00 AM Opening Ceremony Meyerhoff 030
12:30 PM Lunch ENG Atrium
1:00 PM Hacking Begins! ENG/ITE
1:30 PM Team Formation ITE 102
2:00 PM Designing a Chrome Web Extension
Hosted by Ryan Fischbach,
Booz Allen Hamilton
ENG 027
3:00 PM The McCormick API and using IBM Bluemix
Hosted by McCormick
ENG 027
4:00 PM Intro to BlockChain
Hosted by T. Rowe Price
ENG 027
4:30 PM Intro to Machine Learning
Hosted by T. Rowe Price
ENG 027
6:00 PM Dinner ENG Atrium
7:00 PM So I Bought An Arcade Machine. Let's Hack It!
Hosted by Bryan Rocco,
ClearEdge IT
ENG 027
7:30 PM ClearEdge IT Company Talk
Hosted by Dan Hood,
ClearEdge IT
ENG 027
8:00 PM Finding the Perfect Pitch: Successful Presentation Techniques
Hosted by JC Montminy,
Booz Allen Hamilton
ENG 027
9:00 PM !Light
Hosted by localhost.mlh.io
ENG 027
10:00 PM Trivia
Hosted by HackUMBC
ENG 027


Time Event Menu
12:00 AM Midnight Snacks ENG Atrium
12:30 AM Cup Stacking ENG Atrium
8:00 AM Breakfast ENG Atrium
10:30 AM Submit Hacks! ENG/ITE
1:00 PM Hacking Ends ENG/ITE Atrium
1:00 PM Lunch ENG/ITE Atrium
1:30 PM Expo Begins UC Ballroom
2:30 PM Final Demos UC Ballroom
3:30 PM Closing Ceremonies UC Ballroom

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

Current undergraduate and graduate students can compete. High school students who are 18 years of age or older are also eligible. Anyone is welcome to drop by and see what participants are working on!

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. (State issued ID is highly recommended.) 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.



Interested in sponsoring us? Send us an email at [email protected].