Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season

April 7-9, 2017

Bitcamp is a place for exploration. You will have 36 hours to delve into your curiosities, learn something new, and make something awesome. With world-class mentors and hundreds of fellow campers, you're in for an amazing time. If you're ready for an adventure, see you by the fire!

Bitcamp 2017 is now over. Projects created and submitted at Bitcamp can be found on Devpost.


What's Bitcamp?

Bitcamp is a place for exploration. We're a hackathon that values participant experience and mentorship over competitiveness and points. Come to have fun with your friends, learn something new, eat s'mores, and have a generally awesome time. We have all sorts of crazy activities planned for'll have to come to find out the rest!

What's a hackathon?

A hackathon is a creative coding marathon. Students are encouraged to come with an idea, form teams, and then build out that idea into a product in 36 hours. For Bitcamp, we want you to take something you love (sports! art! camping!) and combine it with technology to make something awesome. It's a great time to push the envelope and learn some new skills.

Where's Bitcamp?

Bitcamp 2017 will take place at the Xfinity Center on the University of Maryland Campus! Click here for directions.


We'll have buses covering travel from UMBC, John Hopkins, Stony Brook, Virginia Tech and George Mason University. We will be reimbursing any individual travel expenses on a case-by-case basis. Please contact [email protected] for more information.


Don't bring any firearms, knives, weapons, drugs, or alcohol. Don't use an old project. Start something new instead! Please read our Code of Conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody (TL:DR be nice). Click here for our code of conduct.


Hackers will arrive between 6 PM and 8 PM on Friday, April 7, 2017. Dinner will be served at 7:00 PM. Our Sponsor Fair will also be at 7 PM, where you can spend time going around and check out our different sponsor booths. Hacking will start at 10 PM and go until 10 AM on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Closing session will end by 3pm on Sunday.

Packing List

Bring yourself, a photo ID, your signed waiver (if applicable), clothes, toiletries, a sleeping bag/blanket, your hacker setup and maybe an idea or two!


Projects are submitted by teams to DevPost. You don't need to finalize your team until project submissions are due during the event. Teams are limited to four people, but you may have a one-person team.

Experience + Ideas

Don't be afraid if you don't think you have enough experience, a team, or an idea. A hackathon is meant for learning! We'll have experienced mentors to help your team with a range of topics, and workshops covering all kinds of skills.

Can I volunteer/mentor?

We'd love any help volunteering or mentoring our hackers. If you'd like to help, please fill out this form if you're interested! Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

Who can register?

Anyone over the age of 18 can register. Unfortunately, due to venue restrictions, we aren't able to officially support minors this time.

Other questions?

Please contact us at [email protected]


Friday, April 7th
Time Event Location
12:00 PM Sponsor Check-in Opens Third Floor Lobby (3799)
6:00 PM Registration Opens Third Floor Lobby (3799)
7:00 PM Dinner Canteen
7:00 PM Sponsorship Fair Campgrounds
7:30 PM UMD Registration Opens Third Floor Lobby (3799)
8:30 PM Walk-In Registration Third Floor Lobby (3799)
8:30 PM Opening Ceremony Campgrounds
10:00 PM Hacking Starts Campgrounds
10:00 PM Hackathon 101 Workshop Campfire
10:00 PM Dessert Canteen
10:01 PM Puzzle Challenge Begins ???
10:30 PM Team Formation Campfire
11:00 PM Make School iOS Workshop Cabin
Saturday, April 8th
Time Event Location
12:00 AM S'mores Dock
12:30 AM LTS Workshop (SSH Tunneling) Cabin
12:30 AM Family Feud Cabin
1:30 AM Node JS Workshop Cabin
2:30 AM Smash Tournament Campgrounds
8:30 AM Breakfast Canteen
9:30 AM Drakontas Campfire Talk Campfire
10:00 AM Credible Healthcare Tech Workshop Cabin
11:00 AM Viacom Design Workshop Cabin
11:30 AM Cipher Tech Campfire Talk Campfire
12:30 PM Lunch Canteen
2:00 PM FINRA Data Analytics Tech Talk Cabin
3:00 PM FINRA Tech Talk Cabin
4:00 PM COLORWAR Campfire
6:00 PM Dinner Canteen
7:00 PM LSH Meetup Campfire
8:00 PM Deep Learning: Build a self-driving car! Workshop Cabin
8:00 PM MLH Cup Stacking Campfire
9:00 PM Dessert Canteen
9:00 PM Chrome Extension Workshop Cabin
9:00 PM Salsa Dancing Campfire
10:00 PM Blockchaining by IBM Workshop Cabin
11:00 PM Hungry Hungry Hippos Cabin
Sunday, April 9th
Time Event Location
12:00 AM MLH !No Light Cabin
9:00 AM Devpost Submissions Due Campgrounds
9:00 AM Breakfast Canteen
10:00 AM Hacking Ends Campgrounds
11:00 AM Expo Campgrounds
1:00 PM Lunch Canteen
1:30 PM Closing Ceremony Campgrounds
3:30 PM Closing Ceremony Ends Campgrounds
4:15PM Buses Leave Lot UU

Keynote Speaker

Brendan Iribe

Co-founder of Oculus

Co-Hosted By:


Feel free to email or tweet us @bitcmp

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