Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season


Lehigh University's Premiere Hackathon

December 2nd - December 3rd, 2016


So what's a hackathon?

A hackathon is an event where developers of all skill levels gather together to learn, pursue new projects, and generally have an awesome time. While the word "hack" has such a negative connotation these days, we strive to bring it a new meaning: the creation of exciting and innovative products in unprecedented ways.

What if I can't code?

This is the perfect place for you. Hackathons are first and foremost a place to learn about computer science. The best way to learn how to code is by doing it - especially with other people. LehighHacks will be a great atmosphere with mentors walking around the entire event to assist when needed.

How does this work?

LehighHacks is a 24 hour event from December 2nd - December 3rd, 2016 and will be held at The Fairchild-Martindale Library. Students will get together to create some awesome stuff, win prizes, and meet cool people.

What should I bring?

Bring a laptop, charger, and a sleeping bag if you plan on sleeping. We'll provide the food, so all you need to do is show up!

Who can sign up?

Any student enrolled in a college or university can join us! All Lehigh students who are interested are guaranteed entry. No travel reimbursements will be provided.

Will I be able to sleep?

While there won't be much sleeping going on, we'll have some dedicated quiet spaces in case you need to take a quick nap.


Friday, December 2nd

Time Event
3 PM Check In Begins
4:30 PM Opening Ceremonies
5:30 PM Hacking Begins
7 PM Dinner
8 PM Workshop
9 PM Workshop
10 PM How to Build a website Workshop

Saturday, December 3rd

Time Event
12 AM Midnight Snack
7 AM Breakfast
12 PM Lunch
3 PM Hacking Ends, Judges Arrive
3:15 PM First Round Judging Begins
4 PM Top Ten Apps Pitch to Executive Judge Panel
5 PM Awards and Clean Up


Wednesday, October 12th

LehighHacks Kick Off Event! Come out to Packard 101 at 5pm to meet representatives from some of our corporate partners! We'll have plenty of food and coding tutorials.

Friday, November 4th

Node.js workshop. Come learn about the basics of Node.js. We'll start from the beginning and go over NPM, Express, and other need-to-know features that will help you succeed at the hackathon!

Monday, November 7th

Git workshop. Come out for ACM's Git tutorial. Git is a version control system widely used in industry. This workshop will demonstrate the basics and show you how to use this powerful software in a practical setting.

Wednesday, November 9th

IBM Virtual Reality workshop. Come out to learn about Virtual Reality from an IBM engineer! We will cover the basics of creating a VR app from scratch, and touch on different VR technologies.



Are there themes?

Yes! While hackers can build anything they want, we will have three special categories for judging which include Smart Environments, Social Apps Financial Technologies, and Virtual Reality. We will have specific challenges within these categories coming soon!

What can I win?

We are working with our partners to get some awesome prizes for LehighHacks. We'll announce a final prize list as we get closer to the event.

Who is judging?

Judges will be comprised of representatives from our corporate partners. This provides great opportunities for all teams to demonstrate their skills and develop their professional network.

What is the judging process?

At the conclusion of hacking, teams will present their projects in a science fair/expo environment as judges walk around. The top 10 teams, as selected by the judges, will then pitch their projects on stage to determine a final winner.


Check back soon for more information about our awesome corporate partners!

Want to be a partner? Check out these opportunities!


Registration is closed for Fall 2016, but check back for more information soon!