Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season

January 27-29 2017 Kent State University

Help redefine the future of fashion

Hackathons are the new way to push the boundaries of what you know and learn what you don't. They provide an environment to learn, explore, and engage to complete a project with a set amount of time. Students spend 36 hours building a project of their choice, such an app or a garment, while getting support from mentors and sponsors. Participants meet companies looking to hire while getting their hands on the latest tech. Students are given the opportunity to solve problems they see in the world by utilizing fashion and technology.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a hackathon?

A hackathon is a weekend long event where students from all majors can develop a project (like an app or website) with the best resources and mentors to learn.

Who can attend?

Any student, high school - grad school may participate. Others who wish to be involved may come and mentor. Minors are encouraged to attend, but they must email us (fashtechhack@kent.edu) for a waiver to sign before the event.

How much does this cost?

Nothing! The Fashion / Tech Hackathon is free for all to attend. We'll provide your meals and swag for the weekend, and in some cases we'll even provide travel reimbursement up to $100. For more information, please check out our Reimbursement Policy.

What are the prizes?

This year, we'll be handling prizes differently. Instead of first, second and third, we'll have four category prizes: Creation of a new technology, Advancement of an existing technology, Use of Technology in Creating New Fashion Products, Tech Advancement of the Retail Experience.

What if I know nothing about tech?

You should still come! Hackathons are designed for you to learn, plus, our event celebrates makers of all kinds, including designers, merchandisers, sewers, and more.

What are the rules?

Teams can consist of 1-4 students, and the entire project must be built at the event. You may use publicly available libraries, but besides that no lines of code should be written, and no seams should be sewn.

Hackers must also adhere to MLH's Code of Conduct

How do I get there?

Check out our Travel Guide for information on how to get to here.

Fashion School
515 Hilltop Drive,
Kent, Ohio 44242

Schedule

Friday, January 27th

Check in Starts

5 pm | Rockwell Hall Atrium

Tech Materials Preview

5 pm | TechStyleLAB, Room 302

Opening Ceremonies

7 pm | 2nd Floor Auditorium, Rockwell Hall

Dinner

8 pm | 2nd Floor Atrium, Rockwell Hall

Hacking Starts

9 pm

Snack

Midnight | 2nd Floor Atrium, Rockwell Hall

Saturday

Breakfast

8 am | 2nd Floor Atrium

High School Coding Workshop

10 am | Room 122

Lunch

12 pm | 2nd Floor Atrium, Rockwell Hall

Dinner

7 pm | 2nd Floor Atrium, Rockwell Hall

Ice Cream Sundae Bar

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Midnight | 2nd Floor Atrium, Rockwell Hall

Sunday

Breakfast

8 am | 2nd Floor Atrium

Project Submission Deadline

8 am | Fashion School Library, Rockwell Hall

Hacking Ends and Expo Setup

9 am | 1st Floor Lobby, Center for Architecture and Environmental Design

Project Expo

10 - 11:30 am | 1st Floor Lobby, Center for Architecture and Environmental Design

Lunch

Noon | 2nd Floor Atrium, Rockwell Hall

Closing Ceremonies

1 pm | 1st Floor Lobby, Center for Architecture and Environmental Design