MLH Official - Spring 2016

University of Florida | January 23 - 24, 2016

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What is SwampHacks?

SwampHacks is a 24-hour hackathon (read: software development marathon) that is intended to bring makers of all experience levels together for a weekend to create some amazing things: grab some friends, cook up a crazy idea, and do everything in your power to make it a reality.

Throughout the weekend, we'll have mountains of swag, corporate sponsors looking to recruit, and more free food than you could possibly imagine. Aside from that - participation is completely FREE! No, we're not kidding.

Can I hack with a team?

Absolutely! Rome wasn't built in a day and it certainly wasn't built by one person: teams get things done! Meet other hackers, network, and make a #squad of your own. Teambuilding will be an informal process, so feel free to either walk in to the event with a team or join one once we get kicked off. Maximum 5 hackers per team.

How do I get there?

Driving, flying, hoverboards...however you can! We're working to charter buses as we get closer to the event so they can pick up students from nearby schools. Unfortunately, we are unable to help hackers individually pay for travel this year.

What do I bring?

Every hacker has their own kit. We recommend hacking gear (laptop, charger, USB peripherals), a light jacket in case it gets cold, and some basic hygiene products (toothbrush/toothpaste, deodorant, etc) to keep you feeling fresh.

How much experience do I need?

NONE! ZERO! NADA! At the end of the day, it's the people that make a hackathon great. Whether you've been coding since you were 6 or you've never written a line of HTML in your life, everyone has something to gain from a hackathon. Think about this: even if you're new to programming, you have 24 hours to learn a new skill and demonstrate it with a product. Pretty cool, right?

Can I submit an older project?

Out of fairness to the other competitors, we ask that no code dedicated to the project can have been written before the beginning of the event. Resurfacing a year-old project for a 24-hour competition just doesn't make a whole lot of sense.


Saturday, January 23


9:00am - 11:30am

Marston Science Library [Outside]

Opening Ceremony

11:15am - 11:45am

Turlington L007

Hacking Begins


Marston Science Library [Basement]



Lightning Talks




Sunday, January 24

Midnight Snack






Hacking Ends




Closing Ceremony


Turlington L007