IoT & MICROSERVICES

FEBRUARY 17-19, 2017

In celebration of the upcoming National Engineers Week and George Washington's birthday, the nation's first engineer, the New York State Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology will host its inaugural region-wide, interdisciplinary student hackathon, Hack@CEWIT, focusing on industry-relevant internet of things (IoT) and microservices challenges in the Center’s 100,000 s.f., next-generation research and education facility — at Stony Brook University.

 

As strengthening the technology and engineering workforce pipeline is an integral component of CEWIT’s three-fold mission, Hack@CEWIT will bridge university brainpower with regional industry priorities, investigating innovative, next-generation solutions while advancing tech literacy and fostering new enterprise development.

 

Hack@CEWIT is designed in conjunction with our core industry partners, sponsors, and member entrepreneurs to select scenarios that will have a direct, real-world application to their product portfolios. A lab-to-marketplace approach that is largely representative of CEWIT and one that provides a valuable educational resource for our students and regional business community.

43 HOUR

WEEKEND HACK

INDUSTRY HACKER GURU PROGRAM

FAQS

EVENT

HACK

INVOLVEMENT

What is Hack@CEWIT?

Hack@CEWIT is CEWIT’s inaugural, region-wide, interdisciplinary student hackathon, focusing on industry-relevant Internet of Things (IoT) and Microservices challenges to advance enterprising, student-powered software solutions.

 

Who can participate?

Both graduate and undergraduate students at Stony Brook University and all Long Island and NYC Colleges and Universities. Max 4 per team, 150 hackers total.

 

Are there any costs associated?

Zero. No registration, parking, equipment, meals or amenities fees.

 

What should I bring?

Yourself, a valid student ID, your laptop, phone, and chargers as well as extra clothes, sleeping bag, and blankets to keep yourself comfortable for the weekend.

When and where is Hack@CEWIT?

President's Day Weekend, Friday, February 17 to Sunday, February 19, 2017 hosted in the 100,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art CEWIT building located in Stony Brook University's R&D Park, 1500 Stony Brook Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794-6040.

 

How can I get there?

On Friday Stony Brook University's R&D Park shuttle runs from the the Student Activities Center to CEWIT every 15 minutes from 8:00am-10:00pm. Throughout the remainder of the weekend Hack@CEWIT will provide an additional shuttle bus to and from the SAC. Driving? Parking is both available and free!

 

Are there reimbursements for travel?

CEWIT will not be providing any form of travel reimbursement for this event. Traveling to Hack@CEWIT will be the responsibility of participating hackers.

What is CEWIT?

The Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) is a New York State-designated next generation research and education facility at Stony Brook University whose mission is three-fold: become recognized as a world leader in interdisciplinary research in the emerging, critical technologies of the information age, address the skilled technology worker shortage, and foster new enterprise development.

 

I am from out of town, where can I stay?

Our friends at the Holiday Inn Express Stony Brook are offering an incredible discount to Hack@CEWIT participants seeking a hotel alternative for the weekend.  Stay over!

What are the competition categories?

With a focus on two main competition categories,  IoT and Microservices, hackers will be given the opportunity to innovate directly from the application program interfaces (APIs) of CEWIT industry partners, as well as listen in on deep dive workshops that discuss all aspects of the software that is available to them for the duration of the Hack@CEWIT, and for future projects that they may create.

 

The IoT competition category will encompass diverse aspects of building powerful applications that include embedded systems, native applications, as well as progressive web applications.  The Microservices competition category will allow hackers to pivot off of the existing

 API’s and create innovative applications that consume these services and utilize them in a unique way to present significant value to the end user. This category will also allow for hackers to create their own microservices to be used within their applications, and to be made public for fellow hackers to utilize in their own way.

 

What are the prize categories?

Hack@CEWIT will award prizes for the Most Innovative, Most Learning (0-100), Most Original, and Most Ambitious hacks in the areas IoT Productivity, Smart Home, Health and Fitness, Dev Board, Gaming, Visual Arts, and Voice.

 

What are the rules?

As a Major League Hacking member event, Hack@CEWIT is adopting MLH's Code of Conduct.

What kind of activities will there be?

Hack@CEWIT will feature an interactive speaker series, hands-on workshops, industry hacker guru program, games, activities, and multimedia experiences, all in recognition of National Engineers Week and George Washington’s birthday, the nation's first engineer.

 

What if I do not have a team or an idea?

The Hack@CEWIT team and our industry hacker gurus will be on standby to help build teams, kick-start and grow ideas, and create memorable experiences for all participating hackers.

Other than competing in Hack@CEWIT, why should I participate?

Connect with companies both small and large looking to recruit their next generation of talent while collaborating with new peers on market-disrupting, real-world applications. Further learn about CEWIT's technical and business development resources and how they can impact your studies at Stony Brook University.

What if I am interested in attending, but not competing?

Hack@CEWIT will open a separate registration portal for parties to attend the opening and closing ceremonies as well as select talks an workshops.

 

How can I get involved?

Interested in sponsoring Hack@CEWIT, contributing to the program, or volunteering? View the Hack@CEWIT Sponsor Prospectus, or  contact us at hack@cewit.org, 631-216-7000 to further discuss.

SCHEDULE

Day I: Friday, February 17

4:00pm-6:00pm Registration: Hacker/Hacker Guru Networking; Experiences: Reality Deck & háček

4:00pm-8:00pm Team Formation & Team Photos

6:00pm Opening Ceremony: Keynote: Eugene Sayan, CEO, Softheon, Hack@CEWIT Overview: Available API & Technical Challenges, Available Hardware

7:00pm- 8:00pm Dinner Reception

8:00pm Official Hack@CEWIT Kickoff

8:00pm-11:00pm Tech Talks & Deep-Dive Workshops (Preview): Hack@CEWIT Sponsor Challenges,  SSH Boot Camp, Crash Course on IoT Hardware & Open Source APIs, Intro to AWS, IoT Tutorial: WiFi Module with SBU Smart Transit, Workshop: Intro to 3D Printing with Fusion 360

 

Day II: Saturday, February 18

12:00am-2:00am Night School: Midnight Howl, Fusion Yoga Session, Sugar Rush & DJ+VJ Set

12:00am-9:00am Night School: Game Room + Movies

8:00am-9:00am Sunrise Yoga & Meditation Session

9:00am- 11:00am Breakfast Session

10:00am-1:00pm Tech Talks & Deep-Dive Workshops (Preview): Intro to AI, Workshop: Getting Started with STM32 Microcontrollers, Intro to Swift, Workshop: Learn How to Turn a Plant into an Interactive Interface with a DIY Sensor and Arduino, Git: A Comprehensive Introduction, Workshop: Intro to Logo Design & DIY Websites, Intro to IoT Application Development

1:00pm-3:00pm Lunch Session

2:00pm-3:00pm Hacker Guru Checkpoint

3:00pm-7:00pm Tech Talks & Deep-Dive Workshops (Preview): Intro to Gamification, Workshop: Gametrak Build +Demo, Intro to Front End Development, TechEntrepreneurship: Dorm Room to Board Room-How to Get There, Intro to Virtual & Augmented Reality, Workshop: Applying Design Best Practices for User Interface, Intro to IoT Security

6:00pm-8:00pm Dinner Session

8:00pm-12:00am Night School: Midnight Howl, Fusion Yoga Session, Game Room + Movies, Sugar Rush & DJ+VJ Set

 

Day III Sunday, February 19

6:00am-7:00am Sunrise Bagels, Yoga & Meditation Session

8:00am- 9:00am Final Hacker Guru Checkpoint

9:00am-10:00am Project Upload

10:00am-12:00pm Open Brunch Session & Project Presentations

12:00pm-1:00pm  Closing Ceremony: Top Project Demos, Awards Session, & Industry/Hacker Networking

 

All Weekend

Hack@CEWIT Sponsor Stations: Hacker Gurus & Recruitment Teams

Beverage & Snack Station Provided by Softheon

Night School: Game Room + Movies

R&R Rooms + Team Breakout Rooms

On Exhibit: háček

On Exhibit: Some Inevitable Future

prizes

MOST

INNOVATIVE

Easy Out-of-the-Box

MOST

LEARNING (0-100)

Started at the Bottom

MOST

AMBITIOUS

A for Effort

MOST

original

Move Fast, Break Things

Hack@CEWIT Prizes: $2000 cash prize for the top team, six $500 cash prizes for judges' picks + company sponsored prizes and tons of Hack@CEWIT hardware, gift cards, and swag. Salutes to the best IoT Device, IoT Productivity, Microservice, Health & Fitness, Smart Home, Dev Board, Voice & Speech Control, Art & Tech Integration & Gaming hacks.

REGISTER

OPEN TO: Stony Brook University, Long Island Colleges and Universities: Undergraduate and Graduate Students

TEAMS

Max 4 per team, 150 total hackers

CONNECT & SUPPORT

hack@cewit.org

CEWIT is an unparalleled resource,

     advancing the science and technology

         underlying the next epoch of the

             information revolution.

FAQS

EVENT

What is Hack@CEWIT?

Hack@CEWIT is CEWIT’s inaugural, region-wide, interdisciplinary student hackathon, focusing on industry-relevant Internet of Things (IoT) and Microservices challenges to advance enterprising, student-powered software solutions.

 

Who can participate?

Both graduate and undergraduate students at Stony Brook University and all Long Island and NYC Colleges and Universities. Max 4 per team, 150 hackers total.

 

What should I bring?

Yourself, a valid student ID, your laptop, phone, and chargers as well as extra clothes, sleeping bag, and blankets to keep yourself comfortable for the weekend.

 

When and where is Hack@CEWIT?

President's Day Weekend, Friday, February 17 to Sunday, February 19, 2017 hosted in the 100,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art CEWIT building located in Stony Brook University's R&D Park, 1500 Stony Brook Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794-6040.

 

How can I get there?

On Friday Stony Brook University's R&D Park shuttle runs from the the Student Activities Center to CEWIT every 15 minutes from 8:00am-10:00pm. Throughout the remainder of the weekend Hack@CEWIT will provide an additional shuttle bus to and from the SAC. Driving? Parking is both available and free!

 

What is CEWIT?

The Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) is a New York State-designated next generation research and education facility at Stony Brook University whose mission is three-fold: become recognized as a world leader in interdisciplinary research in the emerging, critical technologies of the information age, address the skilled technology worker shortage, and foster new enterprise development.

 

Are there any costs associated?

Zero. No registration, parking, equipment, meals or amenities fees.

 

Are there reimbursements for travel?

CEWIT will not be providing any form of travel reimbursement for this event. Traveling to Hack@CEWIT will be the responsibility of participating hackers.

 

I am from out of town, where can I stay?

Our friends at the Holiday Inn Express Stony Brook are offering an incredible discount to Hack@CEWIT participants seeking a hotel alternative for the weekend.  Stay over!

 

HACK

What are the competition categories?

With a focus on two main competition categories,  IoT and Microservices, hackers will be given the opportunity to innovate directly from the application program interfaces (APIs) of CEWIT industry partners, as well as listen in on deep dive workshops that discuss all aspects of the software that is available to them for the duration of the Hack@CEWIT, and for future projects that they may create.

 

The IoT competition category will encompass diverse aspects of building powerful applications that include embedded systems, native applications, as well as progressive web applications.  The Microservices competition category will allow hackers to pivot off of the existing  API’s and create innovative applications that consume these services and utilize them in a unique way to present significant value to the end user. This category will also allow for hackers to create their own microservices to be used within their applications, and to be made public for fellow hackers to utilize in their own way.

 

What are the prize categories?

Hack@CEWIT will award prizes for the Most Innovative, Most Learning (0-100), Most Interesting Front End, and Most Ambitious hacks in the areas IoT Productivity, Smart Home, Health and Fitness, Dev Board, Gaming, Visual Arts, and Voice.

 

What kind of activities will there be?

Hack@CEWIT will feature an interactive speaker series, hands-on workshops, industry hacker guru program, games, activities, and multimedia experiences, all in recognition of National Engineers Week and George Washington’s birthday, the nation's first engineer.

 

What if I do not have a team or an idea?

The Hack@CEWIT team and our industry hacker gurus will be on standby to help build teams, kick-start and grow ideas, and create memorable experiences for all participating hackers.

 

What are the rules?

As a Major League Hacking member event, Hack@CEWIT is adopting Major League Hacking’s Code of Conduct.

 

INVOLVEMENT

Other than competing in Hack@CEWIT, why should I participate?

Connect with companies both small and large looking to recruit their next generation of talent while collaborating with new peers on market-disrupting, real-world applications. Further learn about CEWIT's technical and business development resources and how they can impact your studies at Stony Brook University.

 

What if I am interested in attending, but not competing?

Hack@CEWIT will open a separate registration portal for parties to attend the opening and closing ceremonies as well as select talks an workshops.

 

How can I get involved?

Interested in sponsoring Hack@CEWIT, contributing to the program, or volunteering? View the Hack@CEWIT Sponsor Prospectus, or  contact us at hack@cewit.org, 631-216-7000 to further discuss.

SCHEDULE

Day I: Friday, February 17

4:00pm-6:00pm Registration: Hacker/Hacker Guru Networking; Experiences: Reality Deck & háček

4:00pm-8:00pm Team Formation & Team Photos

6:00pm Opening Ceremony: Keynote: Eugene Sayan, CEO, Softheon, Hack@CEWIT Overview: Available API & Technical Challenges, Available Hardware

7:00pm- 8:00pm Dinner Reception

8:00pm Official Hack@CEWIT Kickoff

8:00pm-11:00pm Tech Talks & Deep-Dive Workshops (Preview): Hack@CEWIT Sponsor Challenges,  SSH Boot Camp, Crash Course on IoT Hardware & Open Source APIs, Intro to AWS, IoT Tutorial: WiFi Module with SBU Smart Transit, Workshop: Intro to 3D Printing with Fusion 360

 

Day II: Saturday, February 18

12:00am-2:00am Night School: Midnight Howl, Fusion Yoga Session, Sugar Rush & DJ+VJ Set

12:00am-9:00am Night School: Game Room + Movies

8:00am-9:00am Sunrise Yoga & Meditation Session

9:00am- 11:00am Breakfast Session

10:00am-1:00pm Tech Talks & Deep-Dive Workshops (Preview): Intro to AI, Workshop: Getting Started with STM32 Microcontrollers, Intro to Swift, Workshop: Learn How to Turn a Plant into an Interactive Interface with a DIY Sensor and Arduino, Git: A Comprehensive Introduction, Workshop: Intro to Logo Design & DIY Websites, Intro to IoT Application Development

1:00pm-3:00pm Lunch Session

2:00pm-3:00pm Hacker Guru Checkpoint

3:00pm-7:00pm Tech Talks & Deep-Dive Workshops (Preview): Intro to Gamification, Workshop: Gametrak Build +Demo, Intro to Front End Development, TechEntrepreneurship: Dorm Room to Board Room-How to Get There, Intro to Virtual & Augmented Reality, Workshop: Applying Design Best Practices for User Interface, Intro to IoT Security

6:00pm-8:00pm Dinner Session

8:00pm-12:00am Night School: Midnight Howl, Fusion Yoga Session, Game Room + Movies, Sugar Rush & DJ+VJ Set

 

Day III Sunday, February 19

6:00am-7:00am Sunrise Bagels, Yoga & Meditation Session

8:00am- 9:00am Final Hacker Guru Checkpoint

9:00am-10:00am Project Upload

10:00am-12:00pm Open Brunch Session & Project Presentations

12:00pm-1:00pm  Closing Ceremony: Top Project Demos, Awards Session, & Industry/Hacker Networking

 

All Weekend

Hack@CEWIT Sponsor Stations: Hacker Gurus & Recruitment Teams

Beverage & Snack Station Provided by Softheon

Night School: Game Room + Movies

R&R Rooms + Team Breakout Rooms

On Exhibit: háček

On Exhibit: Some Inevitable Future

IoT & MICROSERVICES

FEBRUARY

17-19, 2017

Day I: Friday, February 17

4:00pm-6:00pm Registration: Hacker/Hacker Guru Networking; Experiences: Reality Deck & háček

4:00pm-8:00pm Team Formation & Team Photos

6:00pm Opening Ceremony: Keynote: Eugene Sayan, CEO, Softheon, Hack@CEWIT Overview: Available API & Technical Challenges, Available Hardware

7:00pm- 8:00pm Dinner Reception

8:00pm Official Hack@CEWIT Kickoff

8:00pm-11:00pm Tech Talks & Deep-Dive Workshops

 

Day II: Saturday, February 18

12:00am-2:00am Night School: Midnight Howl, Fusion Yoga Session, Sugar Rush & DJ+VJ Set

12:00am-9:00am Night School: Game Room + Movies

8:00am-9:00am Sunrise Yoga & Meditation Session

9:00am- 11:00am Breakfast Session

10:00am-1:00pm Tech Talks & Deep-Dive Workshops

1:00pm-3:00pm Lunch Session

2:00pm-3:00pm Hacker Guru Checkpoint

3:00pm-7:00pm Tech Talks & Deep-Dive Workshops

6:00pm-8:00pm Dinner Session

8:00pm-12:00am Night School: Midnight Howl, Fusion Yoga Session, Game Room + Movies, Sugar Rush & DJ+VJ Set

 

Day III Sunday, February 19

6:00am-7:00am Sunrise Bagels, Yoga & Meditation Session

8:00am- 9:00am Final Hacker Guru Checkpoint

9:00am-10:00am Project Upload

10:00am-12:00pm Open Brunch Session & Project Presentations

12:00pm-1:00pm  Closing Ceremony: Top Project Demos, Awards Session, & Industry/Hacker Networking

 

All Weekend

Hack@CEWIT Sponsor Stations: Hacker Gurus & Recruitment Teams

Beverage & Snack Station Provided by Softheon

Night School: Game Room + Movies

R&R Rooms + Team Breakout Rooms

On Exhibit: háček

On Exhibit: Some Inevitable Future