Smart Cities of Tomorrow aims to connect technology with users on a larger scale. Think of all the problems in your town or nearest city. From connecting cars, to warehouses, to even traffic lights, Smart Cities of Tomorrow allows you to improve efficiency on a massive scale. Bring technology to its full potential and improve the world around you.
Data is all around us, from the amount of air we breathe to the frequency of potholes on the roads we use to get to work. By collecting this data, we can use a network of sensors to create patterns in the environment that can be measured and predicted. How will you use data to tell a story?
Are you or one of your teammates an IEEE member? If so, then this may be the track for you! Design a product that helps advance technology for the benefit of humanity. Cities come in all shapes and sizes. Create a product that can accommodate for those differences and improve people’s quality of life.
Design and pitch a scalable product/service that can be utilized to improve the efficiency of some aspect of a city. This product/service should be something entirely new or an improvement on current technology. Remember, the product is important, but so is the pitch!
Rowan University’s student branch of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) is hosting its third hackathon! Located in Glassboro, New Jersey and just half an hour away from Philadelphia, Rowan University is proud to host this event and welcomes anyone, from first-timers to full-stack devs. If you have a cool technology idea that you want to make happen, this event is for you!
ProfHacks will be located in Engineering Hall at 600 North Campus Drive, Glassboro, NJ 08028.
|10:00AM - 11:00AM||Check-In|
|12:00 PM||Lunch and begin hacking|
|1:00PM - 2:00PM||Team Building|
|1:00PM||MLH Hardware Lab Opens|
|1:30PM - 2:30PM||Intro to Hackathons Workshop|
|2:30PM - 3:00PM||What are Smart Cities of Tomorrow and IoT?|
|4:00PM - 5:00PM||Webtime with John|
|7:00PM - 8:00PM||Intro to Cryptocurrencies|
|8:30PM - 9:15PM||MLH Cup-Stacking|
|9:30PM - 10:30PM||Marketing Yourself Workshop|
|12:00 AM||Midnight Snack|
|3:00 AM||Late Night Snack|
|12:00 PM||Project Submissions Due|
|12:45PM||Hackers Set Up for Science Fair Judging|
|1:00PM||Science Fair Judging|
|2:45PM||Move to Pfleeger|
|3:15PM||Top 10 Hacks Present|
Any high school, undergraduate, and graduate students are welcome to attend.
Of course not! We encourage all to participate. We will also have workshops and mentors to help everyone who attends.
Applications will be reviewed by the ProfHacks committee and selected participants will and be notified via email. Rowan students are guaranteed acceptance to this event, but will still need to apply.
ProfHacks is completely free! Food, drinks, and awesome swag are completely free of charge!
You can park in Parking Lot D, right next to the engineering building.
The maximum number of people a team can have is four. Though encouraged, having a team beforehand is not necessary. If you want to form a team at ProfHacks, there will be a fun mixer beforehand to help you meet potential team members.
You should bring some form of identification (driver’s license, school ID card, etc.), laptops, phones, chargers and sleeping gear. You will also need to sign a liability waiver and photo release form to gain admittance.
Tools such as power drills, Dremel drills, soldering irons, and the like are prohibited. Articles such as weapons and alcohol are also prohibited. Any competitor found to be in possession of these articles will be disqualified from the competition.
Unfortunately, we will not be offering travel reimbursment.
We are super excited to have MLH provide hardware for our hackers to use during the event. Below is the finalized list of hardware for this years event.