Get prepped. Start thinking about whom you want on your team – up to 5 people. You are welcome to start thinking in advance, but making begins at the hackathon (not before!) Pull together the equipment you’ll need: laptop, multimeter, anything else you want.

Get informed. Read Bill Mitchell’s “ME++” if you want more ideas. The digital version is available through MIT Libraries.

Please download the detailed instructions for the Hackathon.

We kick off Friday October 24, 2014 at 6 pm at the 3rd floor atrium of the MIT Media Lab (75 Amherst, Cambridge). Here is the schedule of the hackathon :


6:00 – Arrive, collect nametags

6:30 – Welcome to the event, Bill Mitchell - The Legacy Make Me++, Hackathon rules

Toolkit, presentation template

7:00 – Pitch session and team member recruitment

7:30 – Pizza and team formation

10:00 – Team registration deadline. Lab closes.



9:00 – Lab opens for teams

9:30 – Breakfast

10:00 – Hacking time, idea finalization

12:00 – Lunch

12:30­—Groups present their ideas to everyone, feedback session

Teams free to keep working

MEL team on hand to help with tools

5:00—Check in with teams, discussion of Sunday presentation

6:00 – Dinner

8:00 – Teams keep working


10:00 – Welcome & Breakfast

12:30 – Deadline for presentation uploads

12:30 – Lunch and final presentations

2:30 – Judges announce top 5 teams who will present their projects at the Design Driven Innovation conference on Tuesday and collect their awards,


Prizes! Up to $7K, to be awarded at the Design Driven Innovation Conference hosted by MIT’s Mobile Experience Lab on October 28, 2014. (Top 5 Teams will also present at the conference)