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Johns Hopkins University Hosts Hackathon for Tech Leaders of Tomorrow

Feb. 4, 2016
CONTACT: Arthur Hirsch
Office: 443-997-9909
Cell: 443-462-8702
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Johns Hopkins stages technology competition for students from across the country

WHAT: Johns Hopkins University will stage the bi‐annual weekend hackathon testing some of the brightest minds not just on campus, but from all over the country. More than 250 students from over 100 registered colleges and universities will compete in the biggest HopHacks thus far, which is part of the Major League Hacking Spring Hackathon Season. Tech provided by MLH including Intel Edisons, Pebble Smartwatches, Sparkcores, Leap Motions, Arduinos, Nests, and Fitbits will be on hand.

HopHacks Spring 2016 sponsors include Accenture, the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, Bizy, Bloomberg LLC, Deloitte Consulting, Google, and MedImmune, among others.

Having MLH as a partner allows HopHacks participants the chance to work with new technology and mentors to build things such as  websites, mobile applications, and hardware projects.

WHO: JHU’s savviest tech minds will spend their weekend teaming up with fellow Blue Jays and other like‐minded students from across the region to create something awesome using the technology on hand. At the end of the hackathon, teams will demonstrate what they have created in an effort to win a combined $1792 for the top three teams, as well as individual sponsor prizes. Participants will also get the opportunity to earn valuable points in order to help their schools rise to the top of the Major League Hacking Spring Semester standings.

Major League Hacking’s flagship sponsors, Dell and Intel, are supporting Johns Hopkins students by providing some of the latest and greatest tech gadgets for them to build things on like X PS laptops, Inspiron 2‐in‐1’s, and Alienware gaming consoles, monitors, tablets.

WHEN: Friday, February 5

8:00 p.m. ‐ Opening Ceremony ‐ Hodson Hall 110

9:00 p.m. ‐ Hacking and Sponsor Workshops Begin ‐ Hackerman & Malone Halls

Saturday, February 6

Sponsor Workshops continue Hacking all day.

Sunday, February 7

9:00 a.m. ‐ Hacking Ends and Clean‐up

9:30 a.m.‐1:30 p.m. ‐ Hack Demonstrations & Prize Awarding ‐ Hodson Hall 110

WHERE: Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus

3400 N Charles St Baltimore, MD 21218

CONTACT: If you plan on attending, or for questions ahead of the weekend event, please contact HopHacks student organizers, Daniel Swann (443.254.7604; dswann5@jhu.edu) , Nick Hale (703.347.5228; nickhale@jhu.edu) , or email the team at hophacks@gmail.com.

For all info on HopHacks or Major League Hacking please visit

hophacks.com or mlh.io.

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