Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season
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Get Your Hack On.

RamHacks is a 24-hour hackathon extravaganza where all are welcome. Yes, that means those with serious coding skills as well as programming newbies. Take the chance to collaboratively design and implement a software and/or hardware application of your choosing.

Are you ready to ignite your hacking spirit in this no-creative-boundaries competition?

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

MLH Logo for 2017


  • Saturday, September 16th
  • 10:00 a.m. - Registration Opens
  • 11:00 a.m. - Opening Ceremony
  • 12:00 p.m. - Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. - Hacking Begins
  • 3:00 p.m. - TechTalk
  • 6:00 p.m. - Dinner
  • 9:00 p.m. - TechTalk
  • Sunday, September 17th
  • 12:00 a.m. - Midnight Snack
  • 8:00 a.m. - Breakfast
  • 10:00 a.m. - TechTalk
  • 12:00 p.m. - Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. - Hacking Ends, 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.


RamHacks would not exist without great sponsors. The event is an excellent opportunity to connect with and evaluate talent. You’ll see how the next generation of programming leaders can scope and creatively solve business problems under pressure. 

Sponsorship Levels:


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.


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.


Create a Challenge

  • Rep & 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.


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 view the RamHacks Sponsorship Packet [Interactive Flipbook] [Download PDF‌]
To get in touch about being a sponsor, please contact Philip O'Connor, Corporate Relations Officer at or (804)828-9551.

Thanks to our 2017 Sponsors!

Logo for the CoStar Group

Altria Logo
Capital One Logo

C2 Technologies
Captech Logo
Carmax Logo
Logo for Octo
Logo for the Open Mainframe Project
Logo for Outsystems
Snagajob Logo
Verscend Logo

Logo for Authentic
EDU Inc Logo
Logo for GitLab
Ippon Logo
Worldview Solutions Logo