Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season

About Us

Hack@CEWIT is the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT)'s interdisciplinary IoT-focused hackathon bringing students together for a two-day technical challenge over President's Day Weekend. Hack@CEWIT awards over $7K in prizes for the most innovative, ambitious, original, health-conscious, and industry-applicable IoT projects and hosts 25+ tech talks and deep-dive workshops to improve your skills, learn new programs, and meet fellow hackers and industry gurus. In partnership with our friends at Major League Hacking and Softheon, the Hack@CEWIT 2018 theme is IoT & Security and will incorporate both physical build and capture the flag components — at Stony Brook University.

Interested in hacking, partnering, or have a questions for our team? Get in touch!
631-216-7000
hack@cewit.org

Theme: Internet of Things and Security

Prizes

VR Dev
Best Virtual Environment

Day passes to VR World NYC for the top team + VR World swag for the runner-up

Top-Tier:
Cream of the crop

$2,000

Most Innovative:
Easy out-of-the-box

$500

Most Ambitious:
A for effort

$500

Most Original:
Move fast and break things

$500

Most Health-Consious:
Tech for Healthcare's sake

$500

Entrepreneur’s Choice:
Identify a need, any need, and fill it.

$500

Softheon's Pick:
Best use of softheon APIs

$500

Northwell Health Challenge:
API Baking

$1000 + VIP Innovation Center tour & one-on-one time with Chief Innovation Architect Vish Anantraman

Northwell Health Challenge:
No-Show Predictive

$1000 + VIP Innovation Center tour & one-on-one time with Chief Innovation Architect Vish Anantraman

1010data Pick:
Best Data Visualization

Sonos Play:1 Speaker

MLH's Pick:
Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit

MLH's Pick:
Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device

$Qualcomm DragonBoard 410c + power source

MLH's Pick:
Best Use of Amazon Web Services

$250 AWS Credit

Cisco's Pick:
Best use of Cisco's API

Meraki APs for the Top 3 Teams + Special Intro to a Cisco App Developer Partner for One Lucky Team

FAQ

Who can participate?

All currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students or recent December 2017 graduates. Valid student ID required at check-in. Max 4 per team.

What should I bring?

Yourself, a valid student ID, your laptop, phone, and chargers as well as extra clothes, sleeping bag, and blankets to keep yourself comfortable for the weekend.

Are there any costs associated?

Zero. No registration, parking, equipment, meals or amenities fees.

What are the rules?

As a Major League Hacking member event, Hack@CEWIT is adopting MLH's Code of Conduct.

How can I get there?

Options include Stony Brook University's R&D Park shuttle (see schedule); Hack@CEWIT shuttle bus (to and from campus and to the LIRR station). Driving? Parking is both available and free!

What is CEWIT?

The Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) is a New York State-designated next generation research and education facility at Stony Brook University specializing in emerging, critical information technologies.

When and where is Hack@CEWIT?

President's Day Weekend, Friday, February 16 to Sunday, February 18, 2018 at the 100,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art CEWIT building located in Stony Brook University's R&D Park, 1500 Stony Brook Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794-6040. Google Maps Link

What are the competition categories?

The 2018 theme is IoT & Security and will incorporate both physical build and capture the flag components. Teams will compete for points throughout the hack and for over $7K in prizes for the most innovative, ambitious, original, health-conscious, and industry-applicable projects.

What kind of activities will there be?

Tech talks and deep-dive workshops to improve your skills and learn new programs while meeting fellow hackers, gurus, and companies looking to recruit their next generation of talent + games, CTF, and multimedia experiences.

What if I do not have a team or an idea?

The Hack@CEWIT team and our hacker gurus will be on site 24/7 to help build teams and kick-start ideas.

How can I get involved?

Interested in sponsoring Hack@CEWIT, contributing to the program, or volunteering? Contact us at hack@cewit.org, 631-216-7000.

Schedule


Friday 2/16 Saturday 2/17 Sunday 2/18
6:00AM Sunrise Bagels
7:00AM
8:00AM
9:00AM Breakfast Brunch Project Submission Deadline
10:00AM Workshop: Docker + Kubernetes Demos
11:00AM
Tech Talk: How to Ace a Technical Interview Workshop: Getting Started with NodeJS, Express & MongoDB Tech Talk: Git: A Comprehensive Introduction Radical Softwares Workshop: Learn How to Weave and Code
11:30AM
Tech Talk: Designing User Interfaces
12:00PM
Tech Talk: RESTful API Design Best Practices Workshop: Intro to 3D Printing with Autodesk Fusion360
Closing Ceremony
12:30PM
Tech Talk: OAuth 2.0 and OpenID Connect
1:00PM
Lunch Tech Talk: Continuous Integration, Testing, and Delivery Workshop: AWS - Getting Started in AWS
1:30PM
2:00PM
3:00PM Tech Talk: Dorm Room to Board Room - How to Get There Tech Talk: Intro to Vector Programming with 1010data
4:00PM Registration & Hacker Networking Team Formation Tech Talk: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence with the Ergo Programming System
5:00PM Team Building Workshop Workshop: UX: Control with Color & Other Mass-Manipulation Strategies
6:00PM Welcoming Remarks & Kickoff Ceremony Tech Talk: Intro to Blockchain Tech Dinner Reception
6:30PM Dinner Reception
7:00PM
7:30PM Zero-to-Hero: Google Go with Henry Schein Zero to Hero: Softheon Wallet & Enterprise APIs + Softheon Workshop
8:00PM Zero to Hero: Cisco Meraki & Spark APIs Workshop: Ethical Hacking
8:30PM Zero to Hero: Network Sniffing with CrossFlow
9:00PM Zero to Hero: Healthcare Challenges with Northwell Health Cup Stacking with MLH
9:30PM
Zero-to-Hero: Raspberry Pi Zero-to-Hero: Arduino & ESP 8266 Zero-to-Hero: VR Dev with VR World NYC
10:00PM
Swagbag Givaways & Jeopardy
11:00PM
12:00AM Capture the Flag Competition Kickoff


All Weekend: Hack@CEWIT Sponsor Stations: Hacker Gurus & Recruitment Teams
Hack@CEWIT Hardware Lab
Night School: Midnight Sugar Rush + Game Room
Beverage & Snack Stations

Sponsors

Interested in being a sponsor? Contact us at hack@cewit.org!