A hackathon that is out of this world!

Knight Hacks is a 36-hour hackathon and is an official Major League Hacking member event for the 2019 Season. A hackathon is best described as an "inventing marathon" where students interested in technology come together to learn, develop their skills, and create. Students work around- the-clock in teams of up to four to develop a project before the end of the weekend. The environment of a hackathon is overwhelmingly positive, supportive, and educational. It's not just senior-level computer science majors in attendance — Knight Hacks welcomes students of all backgrounds, skill levels, and academic majors. We provide mentors, workshops, hardware to experiment with, access to APIs and cloud services, prizes, and most importantly, food! Above all, what makes Knight Hacks special is that it is 100% free-of-charge for all attendees, making the opportunity to learn available to everyone.

Schedule

Friday March 1

7:00 PM - Hacker Check-in, ENG 2 Atrium

7:30 PM - Dinner, ENG 2 105

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM - Sponsor Mingling, BA 1 Atrium

9:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Opening Ceremony, CSB 101

10:00 PM - 11:00 PM - Sponsor Fair, BA 1 Atrium

11:00 PM - Hacking Begins

11:00 PM - Team Building, CSB 101

11:30 PM - 1:30 AM - "Hello, World!" (Office Hours), Idea Lab

Saturday March 2

1:00 AM - Midnight Snack, Eng 2 105

8:00 AM - Breakfast, Eng 2 105

1:00 PM - Lunch, Eng 2 105

7:00 PM - Dinner, Eng 2 105

Sunday March 3

12:00 AM - Midnight Snack, Eng 2 105

8:00 AM - Breakfast, Eng 2 105

9:00 AM - Submissions Close

11:00 AM - Hacking Ends

11:00 AM - Lunch, Eng 2 105

12:00 PM - Demo Sessions

3:30 PM - Closing Ceremony, MSB 260

 

Resources:

Mentors Lounge - Idea Lab

Sleeping Rooms - Eng 1, 427 & 435

MLH Hardware Lab - TI Lab

 

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Judges

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Dr. Richard Leinecker
Knight Hacks Faculty Mentor/ Department of Computer Science

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Dr. Zakhia Abichar
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Eric Smithson
Data Engineer/ The Home Depot

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Melissa Bowman
Development Manager, Electronic Arts / EA Sports

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Tim Cowan
Head of Technology, Electronic Arts Tiburon / EA Sports

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Jim Geist
Facebook

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Johann Garces
Facebook

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Doug Woodrow
CTO Watchovr

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John Muchovej
Founder/President AI@UCF

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Sharon Wong
Associate, Software Engineering/JPMorgan Chase

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Francois Du Toit
Executive Director, Software Engineering/ JPMorgan Chase

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Barry Rivers
American Express

Judging Criteria

  • Technology
  • Design
  • Learning
  • Completion