Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season

Welcome to MadHacks 2017!


Saturday 9:00 AM Doors Open
11:00 AM Opening Ceremony
12:00 PM Hacking Begins!
1:00 PM Lunch
2:30 - 3:00 PM Capital One Tech Talk
3:00 - 4:00 PM Paradrop Competition Tech Talk
4:00 - 5:00 PM Gear Learning at WCER
5:00 - 5:30 PM State Farm Tech Talk
6:00 - 6:30 PM Liberty Mutual Tech Talk
7:30 - 8:30 PM Dinner
7:30 - 8:00 PM Cryptocurrencies/In-Game Transactions Tech Talk
Sunday 12:00 AM Midnight Snack
6:30 AM Breakfast
12:00 PM Submissions Due!
12:30 PM Judging
1:45 PM Lunch
2:00 PM Finalist Presentations / Voting
2:45 PM Closing Ceremony / Awards

Keep checking the website for live updates!

MadHacks is UW-Madison's national hackathon. We are coming back in February for a second weekend of fun! Our theme this year is Games!
You! If you're 18+ and in school, you should apply to MadHacks to come showcase your talents! We are inviting hundreds of hackers of all skill levels to join us.
Unlike other hackathons, MadHacks is going to be putting emphasis on the wacky, the original, and the downright impossible! Like the mad geniuses, tinkerers, makers, and designers preceding us, we want to test our boundaries like never before! We're reaching out to the highly dedicated risk-takers, the envelope pushers, and the daredevils. We hope to produce a new kind of hackathon: where the winners are chosen by the hackers, and the sponsors feel like they are right in the middle of the hacker community itself—rather than on the outside looking in.
Educational Sciences
1025 W Johnson St
Madison, WI 53706
What is a Hackathon?
If you've never had the pleasure of attending a hackathon before, checkout this post about what a hackathon is and why you should attend one!

Be sure to review the MLH code of conduct to know what to expect at MadHacks!
What's on the menu?
MadHacks will be catered with enough food to keep you hacking well into the night, thanks to our wonderful sponsors. In our registration form, please indicate any dietary restrictions you have so we are able to accommodate you as we attempt create orders.
Will there be buses or travel reimbursement?
We have included travel costs into our budget, but routes and reimbursements will be dependent on demand, as well as pricing. It's likely that we'll be sending buses along major routes for nearby (Midwest) colleges. Please indicate you preference for travel on your application to help us better determine allocations.
What should I bring?
Whatever you need to make your hack a success! For most people, this means a laptop, charger, smartphone, and your friends! Optional, but nice things include: a pillow, blanket or sleeping bag, a change of clothes, a toothbrush, toothpaste, and deodorant. Please don't bring anything you wouldn't take on a school field trip.
Do I need to know how to code?
Nope! Programmers, graphic designers, engineers, and students of the craft at all skill levels are welcome. We will also have mentors to give talks and provide guidance throughout the event.
How can I help?
We're always looking for extra hands! Please contact if you are interested in pitching in.
How large can my team be?
Teams are limited to a maximum of 4 members. No team? No problem! We will facilitate team formation at the start of the event for anyone who still needs a team.
Anything else I should know?
Please be aware that by attending this event, you agree to the MLH Data Sharing Notice:

I agree to the terms of both the MLH Contest Terms and Conditions and the MLH Privacy Policy. Please note that you may receive pre and post-event informational e-mails and occasional messages about hackathons from MLH as per the MLH Privacy Policy.




We would like to give a special thanks to all of the volunteers who make MadHacks possible:

MadHacks Director, PhD Student of Computer Science Education
Anna Jordan-Douglass
Executive Team Member
Jack Meuwissen
Volunteer Coordinator, Executive Team Member
MadHacks Director Emeritus, Support Team Coordinator
Matthew Parker
Admissions Team Coordinator
Dhyuti Ramadas
Admissions Team Member
Engineering/Design Team Coordinator
Engineering/Design Team Member, Support Team Member
Cameron Hall
Engineering/Design Team Member
Rita Roloff
Mentorship Team Co-coordinator
Mentorship Team Co-coordinator
Jen Dalsen
Public Relations Coordinator
Ancy Phillip
Public Relations Team Member, Sponsor Team Member
Kristina Fischer
Public Relations Team Member
Jeremy Koritzinsky
Sponsor Coordinator
Yuke Liang
Sponsor Team Member
Travel Team Coordinator
Sri Lakshmi
Travel Team Member
Rogers Jeffrey Leo John
Hannah Remmel
Activites Team Coordinator
Ying Ashley Zhang
Activites Team Member
Food Team Coordinator
Kara Edelstein
Graphic Designer
Casey Arendt
Graphic Designer
PhD candidate in Computer Sciences, WACM President
David Gagnon
Tracy Lewis-Williams
Gary Dahl
Brandon Pittser
Alnisa Allgood
Educational Sciences Department
Jesse Winters
Matthew Berland
Constance Steinkuehler
Campus Support
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