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+ The 10th event. It was also the first event

with Tristan (Sir Hype) Wiley running PR.

MHacks 11 October 12th, 2018 University of Michigan's Intramural Sports Building 650+ This was the first MHacks run in the IMSB!

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.