The University of Akron's 24 Hour Hackathon


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  • We've Got an Arcade

  • Win Prizes

  • Get Swag

  • Free Food

  • Create. Design. Innovate.

Featuring an arcade, complete with games, points and prizes!


The Bit Factory

The Bit Factory is the City of Akron's software startup incubator established in the Akron Global Business Accelorator. Its the perfect place for creativity to forge award-winning hacks!



Hack toward anything relating to health. This includes wellness, medical hardware or software, fitness, etc.


Knowledge is the key to success. Hack new ways to improve learning abilities, cognitive skills, or schooling in general.


Gamify anything and everything. Create, design, and innovate something awesome and fun.


Shop 'til you drop. See if you can create the next best way to conquer the retail industry.




September 23rd

11:00 am
Doors open and check-in begins
12:00 pm
Opening Ceremonies
1:00 pm
Hacking Begins!!
Oh and lunch too
2:00 pm
Fenetech Workshop
Vince Formica
3:00 pm
Tremco Prize Information/Mentor Session
4:00 pm
Workshop: Hacking with Amazon Alexa
Emerson Cloud
7:00 pm
Dinner is Served!
8:00 pm
Super Smash Bros. Tournament
9:00 pm
MLH Cup Stacking
10:00 pm
Ping Pong Tournament

September 24rd

12:30 am
Late Night Pizza
8:00 am
10:00 am
"How We Built an Arcade"
Cameron Sinko & Kyle Vasulka
1:00 pm
Hacking Ends
Oh and lunch too
2:00 pm
Expo Begins
3:00 pm
Closing Ceremonies


A hackathon is similar to a science fair, but in real time! Motivated students come together and create a novel project in the field of computer science and engineering. It is high-energy, collaborative, and challenging! It allows students use the skills they learned in the classroom and implement it into a project, gaining real world experience.

Any currently enrolled college student, or who has graduated within 12 months can participate. Here's how: First, you sign up! You can sign up by pressing the sign up botton on the top of the website. Second, you show up on September 23rd, ready to create something awesome! It is advised that you bring any hardware that you would like to use in your hack. As well as a computer and all the necessary cables. We'll also have some rentable hardware courtesy of MLH Hardware Lab!

Student ID, clothes, toiletries, hacker setup, an idea, and anything else you need to function independently for 24 hours. Oh, and a smile!

Nothing! Zip! Nada! Attending is absolutely FREE! Free swag, free food, what more could you want?!

Nope! If you do not have a team we will help you find one. (Max of 4 people per team)

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