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HACKMIT Hackathon, 2016


Event Description

HACKMIT is an annual hackathon event at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where students from around the country flock to RIT for a weekend of programming and contest. They create things, solve practical problems, compete for prizes, and interact with sponsors. Historically, HACKMIT hosts close to 1,000 or more students each year.

Google's definition of a hackathon: An event, typically lasting several days, in which a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming.

Why attend this event? MIT is one of the most well-known technical institutions in the US. At this event, there are possibly more than a thousand students from around the country who are passionate and interested in programming or development. This is a great opportunity for Fedora to make an impact at a university level, following along with the University Involvement Initiative set forth by the Fedora Council.

Event Owners

Fedora Representatives

Deadline to confirm participation: [ Summer 2016 ]

Event Checklist

  • Remember to create this for 2017 (things like a Google Drive form would have helped)

Event Schedule

The schedule has not yet been released.

Ideas / Brainstorming

  • Sponsorship information coming soon
  • Mentors welcome and encouraged (if you can code, there are ways for you to help represent Fedora as a knowledgeable programmer)
  • Swag to give out: pens, stickers, media?
  • Ideas to specifically appeal to college students to open source / Linux / Fedora?

Negotiated Deal


Prize Pool


Important Deadlines


Event Budget

Item Cost Comments
Sponsorship TBD
Shipping costs TBD
Prize funds TBD
Swag, media, flyers TBD
Travel subsidies TBD

Travel Subsidy Requests

Travel Subsidy Requests
Each attendee requesting travel subsidies for the event should be listed here including the information requested in Sponsoring Event Attendees.
  • jflory7: TBD

Event Report