Major League Hacking 2020 Hackathon Season


March 6 - 8, 2020

6 Metrotech Center

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Welcome to HackNYU!

For announcements, questions, or help, join our Slack chat.

Organizers are wearing light blue shirts; Volunteers are wearing light purple; Mentors are wearing light pink.

All attendees and event staff are required to abide by our Code of Conduct. For reporting, reach out to an organizer, or report to MLH: +1 409 202 6060,

Please review the hackathon rules. Submit your project on Devpost before 12:00PM on Sunday.

Our categories this year are: Sustainablility, Education, Health, and Financial Empowerment.

We also have sponsored categories:

  • Best Use of the Stellar Network - Stellar
  • Best User Experience - Facebook
  • Best Sports or Fitness Hack - RedBull
  • Best use of Google Cloud
  • Best Domain Registered with
  • Best UiPath Automation Hack
  • Most Creative Hack
  • Best use of NYU IT Data

Use NYU IT provided APIs & datasets to ideate, code and present apps using AI, ML & Chatbots to win prizes in the sponsored category “Best use of NYU IT Data!” Learn more here.

See our detailed prizes on Devpost!

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Friday (March 6)

  • 1:00 PM Early Check-in 6 Metrotech Entrance
  • 5:00 PM Standard Check-in 6 Metrotech Entrance
  • 7:00 PM Kickoff! Gym
  • 8:00 PM Hacking Starts!
  • 8:00 PM Dinner Makerspace Foyer
  • 8:00 PM Team Formation Eventspace

Saturday (March 7)

  • 8:30 AM Breakfast Makerspace Foyer
  • 10:00 AM MLH-US Air Force Capture The Flag Eventspace
  • 11:15 AM Getting Started With Stellar Eventspace
  • 12:30 PM Disney Karaoke Eventspace
  • 1:00 PM Lunch Makerspace Foyer
  • 3:00 PM Blockchain Workshop Eventspace
  • 5:30 PM Snacks Makerspace Foyer
  • 6:30 PM MLH Slideshow Karaoke Makerspace Foyer
  • 8:00 PM Dinner Makerspace Foyer

Sunday (March 8)

  • 12:00 AM Midnight Games Eventspace
  • 8:30 AM Breakfast Makerspace Foyer
  • 10:00 AM Lean Business Model Workshop Eventspace
  • 12:00 PM Hacking Ends!
  • 12:15 PM Lunch Makerspace Foyer
  • 1:15 PM Hacker Expo and Judging Gym
  • 5:00 PM Closing Ceremonies Gym


  • Where is it?

    New York University Tandon School of Engineering, in Brooklyn! (6 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201)

  • Can we form teams?

    Totally, but it's a maximum of four members in each team.

  • Are there rules?

    Yes, we are following the MLH Code of Conduct.

  • Does it cost anything?

    Nope, HackNYU is free! Food is included!

  • What should I bring?

    Laptop, charger, phone, some form of photo ID, and perhaps a sleeping bag.

  • Travel reimbursements?

    Unforunately no, we will not be able to sponsor travel for this year.

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