MHacks

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MHacks
MHacks V Logo
MHacks Logo
GenreHackathon
Location(s)University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Founded2013
WebsiteOfficial website

MHacks is a semiannual student-run hackathon held by the University of Michigan. The 36-hour event brings students from across the world to develop creative solutions with the latest technology, including both software and hardware based solutions.[1] MHacks is open to students all around the world of all majors and requires no prior coding experience.

History[edit]

MHacks Number Date Location Number of Participants Fun Fact
MHacks 1[2] February 1, 2013 University of Michigan's Palmer Commons 500+ Largest student-run

collegiate hackathon

MHacks II[3] September 20, 2013 University of Michigan's Big House 1200+ Largest student-run

collegiate hackathon

MHacks III[4] January 17, 2014 Detroit's The Qube 1200+ First off-campus event
MHacks IV September 5, 2014[5] University of Michigan's North Campus [6] 1100+ Adopt-A-Noob system and

focus on education

MHacks V January 16, 2015 University of Michigan's North Campus 1000+ Bleeding-edge mentorship program
MHacks 6 September 11, 2015 University of Michigan's North Campus 1300+ Introductory workshops and

Women@MHacks

MHacks: Refactor[7] February 19, 2016 University of Michigan's North Campus 700+ 1:1 female to male hacker ratio
MHacks 8 October 7, 2016 Detroit Masonic Temple 2200+ Healthy Hacking initiative
MHacks 9 March 24, 2017 University of Michigan's North Campus 700+ Empathy-driven design and

focus on local community

MHacks Nano June 19, 2017 On-line 400+ The first virtual MHacks[8]
MHacks X September 22, 2017 University of Michigan's North Campus 1200+
MHacks 11 October 12th, 2018 University of Michigan's Intramural Sports Building 650+ This was the first MHacks run in the IMSB.
MHacks 12 2019 University of Michigan's Intramural Sports Building[9]

Founding[edit]

MHacks was founded by Michelle Lu, Thomas Erdmann, Adam Williams, Dan Friedman, Dave Fontenot, who were inspired to create the event after attending a PennApps hackathon.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MHacks Facebook Page Info". Facebook. Retrieved 3 November 2014.
  2. ^ a b Chowdhry, Amit. "MHacks At The University Of Michigan Was The Largest Student-Run Hackathon". Forbes. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  3. ^ Chowdhry, Amit. "Over 1,200 Hackers Are Attending MHacks At University Of Michigan's Stadium This Month". Forbes. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  4. ^ Allen, Jeremy. "MHacks III takes center stage as world's largest student-run hackathon moves from U-M to Detroit". MLive. Retrieved 2 November 2014.
  5. ^ MHacks resources from Microsoft
  6. ^ MHacks IV Recap: Power to the Hand
  7. ^ "MHacks: Refactor | Introduction — MHacks: Refactor". Medium. Retrieved 2015-12-28.
  8. ^ "MHacks Gains Focus, Maturity as MHacks X Approaches". eecs.umich.edu. Retrieved 2017-08-28.
  9. ^ "MHacks". MHacks. Retrieved 25 October 2019.