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!

This year’s theme is Smart Space, which aims to design systems and use technology to connect the Earth with our solar system at large. It’s time to think of large scale design and how each of their subsystems interact. From gathering environmental data from satellites to image recognition and flight analytics, Smart Space allows you to design systems on a massive scale. You can go to Mars and beyond or bring it back down to Earth! This year with a wider focus, projects can go to infinity and beyond!

Schedule
Saturday March 9th
Time Event
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Check-In
11:00 AM Opening Ceremony
12:00 PM Lunch and Begin Hacking
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Team Building
1:00 PM MLH Hardware Lab Opens
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM What is a Hackathon?
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM What is Space?
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Intro to Arduino - Ed Dougherty
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM RAS Drone Racing
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Webtime with John
8:30 PM - 9:15 PM MLH Slideshow Karaoke
9:30 PM - 10:30 PM IEEE Workshop
10:30 PM - 11:30 PM Planetarium Show - "To Space and Back"

 

Sunday, March 10th
Time Event
12:00 AM Midnight Trivia and Cookies
3:00 AM Late Night Snack
8:00 AM Breakfast
11:30 AM Submit Hacks to Devpost
12:00 PM Lunch / Hacking Ends
12:45 PM Hackers Set Up for Science Fair Judging
1:00 PM Science Fair Judging
2:45 PM Move to Pfleeger
3:45 PM Top 5 Present
4:30 PM Closing Ceremony

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Eligibility

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

How to enter

Register at profhacks.com and show up. 

Judges

Chris Frederickson

Chris Frederickson

Nick Felker

Nick Felker

Chris Dietsch

Chris Dietsch

Aaron Yangello

Aaron Yangello

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Criteria
    How complex is this project? Do they use more than one technology?
  • Polish
    Does the hack work they way they intend it to? Does it work well and have a nice design?
  • Orginality
    Is this something unique or can you buy it in a store or download the software?
  • Usefulness
    Will this improve people’s lives? Is there a need for this?