VCU's 5th Annual Hackathon

RamHacks is a 24-hour programming marathon for innovative developers to design and implement a software or hardware application of their choice. Specific themes and challenges provided by our sponsors will be presented to competitors. This will be the fifth Hackathon organized at the VCU College of Engineering. 

SCHEDULE:

Saturday, September 22, 2018

09:00 a.m. - Registration
10:00 a.m. - Opening Ceremony & Keynote Speech
10:30 a.m. - Team Formation
11:00 a.m. - Hacking Begins
12:00 p.m. - Silver Sponsored Lunch
03:00 p.m. - TechTalk
04:30 p.m. - Tech Talk
06:00 p.m. - Gold Sponsored Dinner
07:00 p.m. - Tech Talk
09:00 p.m. - Tech Talk

Sunday, September 23, 2018

12:00 a.m. - Midnight Snack
08:00 a.m. - Bronze Sponsored Breakfast
11:00 a.m. - Hacking Ends
12:00 p.m. - Silver Sponsored Lunch
01:00 p.m. - Expo and Judging Begins
03:00 p.m. - Closing Ceremony

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Eligibility

Attendees must be enrolled in a college or university, and must agree to the MLH Code of Conduct. Are you a UX enthusiast with design on the brain and art in your heart? Maybe you’ve got mad business skills and an entrepreneurial spirit? This event is about so much more than programming, so register!

How to enter

Registration is closed!!!!!

Judges

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Robert Dahlberg
Open Mainframe Project

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Deborah Morewitz
Newport News Shipbuilding

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Ricardo Araújo
OutSystems

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Norman Crandall
CoStar

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Lee Patterson
Verscend

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Ron Conant
SAIC

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Catherine Halpern
Altria

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Brian Simoni
GE

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Chad Sadler
AvePoint

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Chris Wash
CapTech

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Scott Savage
Ippon

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Lee Adcock
Capital One

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Andrew Ducan
UDig

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Brandon Watts
CarMax

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Alex Terry
Markel Corporation

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    We want your idea to be creative and original!
  • Business Viability
    Can this idea be implemented in the real world? How feasible is your product?
  • Technical Difficulty
    Technical complexity of your hack.
  • Pitch
    Are you prepared? How organized and well explained is your pitch?