Major League Hacking 2021 Hackathon Season
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November 7th-8th, 2020 - Online


The Event
HACKRPI's 2020 VIRTUAL 24-hour hackathon will help attendees develop their skills, explore new technologies, and turn their curiosities and visions into opportunities.



Artifical Intelligence

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Create a game-changing invention in the field of AI, including but not limited to speech recognition, decision-making, visual percep-tion, and translating languages. When it comes to innovations in AI, the sky's the limit.


Public Health and Pandemic Response

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Create an innovative project that can improve the lives, health or convenience of others. What do you think would make social distancing easier? How can we prevent pandemics or enable others to stay safe?


Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability

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Implement your great ideas with this environmental, Earth friendly track! How can we help maintain our ability to do great things while keeping the place we live on healthy?


Schedule (EST)

Saturday (November 7)

9:00 am Opening Ceremony
10:00 am Team Building Event
11:00 am
Hacking Begins
06:00 pm
Submissions Open
07:00 pm
MLH AirForce CTF
07:30 pm
MLH Mini Event
08:30 pm
Gaming Events

Sunday (November 8)

11:00 am
Submissions Due
12:00 pm
Hacking Ends
01:00 pm - 02:30 pm
Judging and Showcase
02:30 pm - 04:00 pm
Closing Ceremony



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Get building fast on IBM Cloud

Date: Saturday, November 7th

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Did you know there are over 190 services on IBM Cloud that allow you to build and customize your applications! You can host web applications, backend services, machine learning models and connect to cognitive services like natural language processing, visual recognition and chatbots. We also offer multiple relational and noSQL databases along with object storage for unstructured data. IBM Cloud is built on open source and comes with a powerful CLI and other tooling to interact with your applications, containers, and infrastructure.

Join us in this workshop to learn how to build fast on IBM Cloud. We will dive into IBM Cloud with demos and see some services in action.

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Rapid Prototyping with Flutter and Firebase

Date: Saturday, November 7th

Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Have you ever needed to make an app quickly, such as for a hackathon or prototype, but not know where to start? In this talk you will learn about Flutter, Google's cross-OS development platform, as well as Firebase, Google's Backend as a Service (BaaS) platform, and how they can be used to quickly take your ideas and turn them into beautiful and functional prototypes.

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Developing a Highly Responsive IoT System from Devices to Cloud

Date: Saturday, November 7th

Time: 2:00 PM

At this workshop, learn how leading IoT companies develop highly responsive IoT systems from device to cloud.

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Build a Cloud-Connected AR/VR App in 15 Minutes or Less

Date: Saturday, November 7th

Time: 3:00-3:45 PM

This workshop will show you how to quickly create AR/VR apps with no technical skills or coding required and scale existing apps by connecting them to the cloud. Workshop participants will learn how to create real-time cloud-connected augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) apps using the echoAR platform.

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Air Force CTF

Date: Saturday, November 7th

Time: 7:00 PM

Cybersecurity is a hot topic in tech right now, so MLH has teamed up with the US Air Force to create a series of 3 challenges. In each challenge, you’ll navigate through various security holes by applying various cybersecurity knowledge.


Frequently Asked Questions

You're in luck! Hackathons are the perfect place to learn and develop your skills. Whatever you're trying to accomplish, there will be tons of support, from workshops to mentors, all there to help make your HackRPI experience awesome.

Working together with a team up to 4 members is highly encouraged. Of course you can hack solo, but there will be time after registration to join a team or create one.

Nothing! Thank our sponsors for helping make this possible.

All students who are interested are free to join!

If it has been a year or less since your graduation, you are also free to join!

We strongly believe the goal of hackathons shouldn't be to win but to try out new technologies you haven't had the time to, or make connections with new people! However, yes, there will be awesome prizes. Check out past prizes here.

Yes, we follow MLH's Code of Conduct which can be found here.