A FEW THINGS IN ADVANCE
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,