MLH Official - Spring 2016

SpartaHack

Michigan State University’s official hackathon

February 26-28, 2016

#livebythecode

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SpartaHack 2016 was Michigan State University’s second annual student-run hackathon. On the weekend of February 26th, we brought together 500+ students of all skill levels and disciplines to get creative with tech, connect with peers and professionals, and forget the words "I can't."

SCHEDULE

26 Friday
17:00 - 19:00 Hacker Check-in
20:15 Opening Ceremony
22:00 Team Formation
23:00 Hacking Begins
28 Sunday
11:00 Hacking Ends
12:00 Expo
15:30 Closing Ceremony
17:30 Buses Depart

MOBILE

FAQ

When was SpartaHack?

Did you need to know how to code?

Who could participate?

Was there a code of conduct?

How much did it cost to attend?

How many students could have been on a team?

Were there prizes?

Could I have started the project before the event?

Did you reimburse travel?

What did people bring?

How was the hackathon judged?

Who organized this event?

What hardware was available to hack?

Further questions?

SpartaHack 2016 began on the evening of Friday, February 26th, and continued through the afternoon of Sunday, February 28th. That gave you 36 hours to experiment, design, dream, hack, and learn.

Not at all! Everyone was welcome at SpartaHack, regardless of skill level or field of study. We had mentors on-site and plenty of workshops to help get you started.

Participation was limited to high school students, university students, or those who had left school within 2015-2016 school year. Minors were accepted!

Yes, we abided by the Major League Hacking Code of Conduct.

SpartaHack 2016 was 100% free to attend. We provided food, nap rooms, and tons of swag. If you were not local, partial travel reimbursement was available to those who RSVPed.

Teams could have consisted of 1-4 students. You could find team members through our social media pages or on-site before hacking begins.

Absolutely! While this is was a learning event, prizes were awarded to those with the best implementations of their ideas. For a full list of prizes visit our day-of site!

Unfortunately not. You were welcome to come with ideas beforehand, but all your work must have been started and finished on site.

Travel reimbursement and bus information was displayed on attendee dashboards after they had applied, been accepted, and RSVPed.

You needed a laptop and charger, a student ID, a change of clothes, and toiletries. We took care of the rest!

Judging was done by experienced professionals in the industry and MSU student leaders.

SpartaHack 2016 was organized by Spartan Hackers, a group of Michigan State University students dedicated to inspiring excitement about technical innovation.

In addition to the MLH hardware lab, we lent out an array of hardware at the event.

Shoot us an email at hello@spartahack.com if you have any additional questions or concerns.

OUR TEAM

Dr. Richard Enbody

Dr. Richard Enbody

Faculty Advisor

Matt Hammerly

Matt Hammerly

Executive Co-Director

Lauren Bretz

Lauren Bretz

Executive Co-Director

Bogdan Pozderca

Bogdan Pozderca

Technology Director

Ashtaan Rapanos

Ashtaan Rapanos

Sponsorship Director

Jason Merlo

Jason Merlo

Hacker Experience Director

Stephen Manz

Stephen Manz

Logistics Co-Director

Dylan Stokes

Dylan Stokes

Logistics Co-Director

Nick Reuter

Nick Reuter

Marketing Director

Ryan Casler

Ryan Casler

Lead Android Developer

Aasiruddin Walajahi

Aasiruddin Walajahi

Android Developer

Chris McGrath

Chris McGrath

Lead iOS Developer

Matt Pasco

Matt Pasco

Lead Windows Developer

Austin Truchan

Austin Truchan

Lead Designer

Noah Hines

Noah Hines

Designer

Jiaming Xu (Jim)

Jiaming Xu (Jim)

Activities Coordinator

Danielle Scherr

Danielle Scherr

Travel Coordinator

Christina Harper

Christina Harper

Sponsor Liaison

Mike Suszan

Mike Suszan

Food Coordinator

Morgan Muyskens

Morgan Muyskens

Outreach Coordinator

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