Major League Hacking 2019 Hackathon Season
Ramhacks takes place on September 22-23, 2018

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About


Get Your Hack On.

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 School of Engineering. The goal this year is 300 participants.

Students may work in teams of up to four members. Cross-university teams are encouraged. RamHacks gives creative programmers a chance to make someting innovative together. The Department of Computer Science is hosting this hackathon to ignite spirits of students in a competition with no creative boundaries.

Please note if you intend to participate in this event you agree to the MLH Code of Conduct.

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Schedule


  • Saturday, September 22, 2018
  • 9:00 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
  • 3:00 p.m. - TechTalk
  • 6:00 p.m. - Gold Sponsored Dinner
  • 7:00 p.m. - Tech Talk
  • 9:00 p.m. - Tech Talk
  • Sunday, September 23, 2018
  • 12:00 a.m. - Midnight Snack
  • 8:00 a.m. - Bronze Sponsored Breakfast
  • 11:00 a.m. - Hacking Ends
  • 12:00 p.m. - Silver Sponsored Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. - Expo and Judging Begins
  • 3:00 p.m. - Closing Ceremony

Frequently Asked Questions


Who can participate?

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!

What do I need to bring to the event?

Don’t leave home without a valid ID. Be sure to bring a sleeping bag if you are planning to stay overnight. If you’ve got your own hacking equipment, make sure to bring that too..

Is this a team event?

You can build your own team if you’d like, or we’ll get you synced up with a team when you arrive. Please limit your team to no more than four people. Seriously, any more and you’d need a SCRUM master to coordinate your hacking!

Does VCU reserve the rights to what we create at RamHacks?

No. You own what you make! VCU will have no bearing on the rights to any of the projects you create at RamHacks!

What if I don’t have the hardware or an application idea?

Don’t worry, we’ll have hardware to rent for the weekend. Mentors will be on-hand to support and troubleshoot.

Will this event be all work and no play?

No, no and NO! Our favorite RVA restaurants will be here to supply delicious eats—and we’ll have video games ready if you need a breather from creative coding. Hear the latest programming technologies, tips and techniques at our Tech Talk sessions. In addition, Major League Hacking and our sponsors will throw down some special challenges with prizes you don't want to miss out on.

Sponsors


RamHacks isn’t just an opportunity to attract award-winning talent — it’s a chance to show what your company can do by tapping into some of the most innovative minds in the country.

Sponsorship Levels:

Gold
$7,500

Event Co-Host and Keynote Speaker

  • Top T-shirt logo placement
  • Keynote speech
  • Have a dinner named after your company (Limited to 1)
Includes all the benefits of the silver, bronze and supporter packages.

Silver
$5,000

Tutorial Sessions and Tech Talks

  • Give a tech talk
  • Priority T-shirt logo placement
  • Have a lunch named after your company (Limited to 2)
Includes all the benefits of the bronze and supporter packages.

Bronze
$2,500

Create a Challenge

  • Representative & booth at the event
  • Access to participants’ resumes
  • Have breakfast named after your company (Limited to 1)
Includes all the benefits of the supporter package.

Supporter
$1,000

Show Your Support with a Presence at the Event

  • Logo on t-shirts
  • Judge entries

*Sponsors are limited to one named meal

For more information about becoming a sponsor, please download the 2018 RamHacks Sponsorship Packet. [PDF]
To get in touch about being a sponsor, please contact Philip O'Connor, Corporate Relations Officer at oconnorpl@vcu.edu or (804)828-9551.