September 26-27, 2020


Get Your Hack On.

This will be the seventh RamHacks event organized at the VCU College of Engineering. The goal this year is 400 participants. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this event will take place online. Don't worry, we'll make sure to keep up with the expectations. Plus, now participants may join online from anywhere in the United States.

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.

MLH Logo for 2017

Overall Awards

RamHacks gives monetary awards to the best submissions in addition to the awards provided by the sponsors of the challenges.

1st trophy 2nd trophy  3rd trophy 
$3,000 1st place prize Two (2) $1,500 2nd place prizes Three (3) $1,000 3rd place prizes


Saturday, September 26, 2020

  • 9:30 a.m. - Opening ceremony and keynote speech
  • 10:00 a.m. - Challenge announcements
  • 10:30 a.m. - Team formation
  • 11:00 a.m. - Hacking begins
  • 3:00 p.m. - Tech talk
  • 5:00 p.m. - Tech talk
  • 7:00 p.m. - Tech talk

Sunday, September 27, 2020

  • 11:00 a.m. - Hacking ends
  • 12:00 p.m. - Expo and judging
  • 3:00 p.m. - Judging ends
  • 3:30 p.m. - Awards and closing ceremony


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:


  • Top logo placement
  • Keynote speech
  • Includes all the benefits of the silver and bronze packages
  • Limited to one sponsor


  • Improved logo placement
  • Give a tech talk
  • Includes all the benefits of the bronze package


  • Create a challenge
  • Representative & e-booth at the event
  • Access to participants’ resumes

How to become a sponsor

Reach out to us at Checks may be made payable to the VCU College of Engineering Foundation for RamHacks.

Click here to view the 2020 Sponsorship Booklet

Frequently Asked Questions