Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season

February 24th and 25th

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Smart Cities of Tomorrow

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.


Sensor Journalism

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?

IEEE Student Branch

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!


ProfHacks III

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.


Time Event
10:00AM - 11:00AM Check-In
11:00AM Opening Ceremony
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
6:00 PM Dinner
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
8:00 AM Breakfast
12:00 PM Project Submissions Due
12:00 PM Lunch
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
4:30PM Closing Ceremony


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Who can attend?

Any high school, undergraduate, and graduate students are welcome to attend.

Do I need programming or hardware experience to compete?

Of course not! We encourage all to participate. We will also have workshops and mentors to help everyone who attends.

How will applicants be reviewed?

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.

How much is this going to cost me?

ProfHacks is completely free! Food, drinks, and awesome swag are completely free of charge!

Where should I park?

You can park in Parking Lot D, right next to the engineering building.

What about team sizes?

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.

What should I bring?

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.

What shouldn’t I bring?

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.

Do we have travel reimbursement?

Unfortunately, we will not be offering travel reimbursment.

What hardware will you have?

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.

  • Alienware
  • Amazon Echo
  • Samsung Gear VR
  • Oculus Rift CV1
  • Muse Headband
  • Amazon Fire Phone
  • Dell XPS 13
  • Intel Starter Kit
  • Leap Motion
  • Arduino 101
  • Base Shield
  • DragonBoard 410c
  • Pebble Time
  • Grove Kit
  • Myo Armband

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