Hack@CEWIT 2022 Schedule
Friday, February 18, 2022
5:00pm: Hacker Check-in
6:00pm: Opening Ceremony Via Zoom
6:30pm: Team Formation Event by MLH
6:30pm: Friday Workshops Released
Tech Talk: Blockchain and Cryptos - DeFi and NFT b: Presented by the Stony Brook University Finance Society
Join the Stony Brook Finance Society to listen to their tech talk on blockchain and cryptos, with an emphasis on Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and Non-Fungible Token (NFT).
Introduction to Android Development: Presented by Stony Brook University’s Women in Computer Science (WiCS)
Android development designs software and applications for Android devices and the Google Play Store. Join WiCS as they give an introductory workshop on this process and transport you to the world of Android.
How to Build a Cloud-Connected AR/VR App in 15 Minutes or Less: Presented by echoED:
The workshop will show how to quickly create augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) apps with no technical skills or coding required and scale existing apps by connecting them to the cloud. Workshop participants will learn how to create real-time cloud-connected AR/VR apps using the echoAR platform. Participants will also discover how AR/VR are changing the world through the demonstration of different use cases of 3D applications and live demos of AR/VR experiences. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop and a smartphone. Platforms for experimentation include: Google ARCore, WebXR, Vuforia, Unity-based apps, and more.
LIVE Workshop: What They Don't Tell You About Tech Interviews, Presented by Fatima Taj
Are you terrified of the tech interview process? Do you wish someone could just give you an end-to-end overview of what the whole process is like? Or are you someone who’s very frustrated with how you just don’t seem to understand what the interviewer wants? You get interviews and you seem to do everything right on paper, but something’s still amiss? If you find yourself saying yes to any of these questions, then this workshop is for you. In this workshop, we’ll walkthrough the tech interview process, including the art of networking during COVID, the standard tech interview process, tips and tricks for behavioral and technical rounds which go beyond just getting the question right and that’ll really help you stand out as a candidate, post-interview etiquette, compensation packages and negotiation etc. The best part? I recently went through this process myself so you’ll also get to hear the silly mistakes that I made along the way and what I learnt as I went along! This workshop is run by Fatima Taj from Yelp. She is a graduate from the University of Waterloo, Canada. Post graduation, she's worked full-time as a Software Developer at DRW, a trading firm and currently works at Yelp as a Software Engineer.
10pm: MLH Live Game: Sketchful
11pm: SBCS Live Game: SBCS Wordle Waddle
Saturday, February 19, 2022
10:30am: Saturday Workshops Released
iOS Mobile App Development: Presented by Stony Brook Computing Society (SBCS)
The purpose of this workshop is to give a beginner-friendly overview of iOS mobile application development using the XCode development environment and the Swift programming language. Join the Computing Society as they walk you through the process of developing a mobile application.
Tech Talk: Blockchain and Crypto Discussion: Presented by Stony Brook University’s College of Business
Join the Stony Brook University's College of Business as they discuss blockchain technology, Bitcoin, Ethereum, DAO, DeFi, NFT, and more to introduce the space and opportunities to new students.
Intro to Github: Presented by Stony Brook University’s Women in Computer Science (WiCS)
GitHub is a web-based interface that uses Git, an open-source version control software. It allows developers to work on any given project simultaneously by keeping track of changes. GitHub and Git are key technologies to software development and collaborative coding. In this workshop, WiCS will navigate you through the basics of Git and GitHub, including definitions and structures. WiCS will also briefly go over collaborative coding with Git, which will help you in hackathons, internships, and in your technical career.
MLH Workshop: API Practice - Cracking the Coding Interview
Practice your interview skills with this Cracking the Coding Interview! This time we're covering APIs and the sort of things to expect in interviews!
1pm: Live Workshop: Tech in Emergency Services, Presented by Steve Wong from the Stony Brook University Police Department
2pm: Live Workshop: Best Practices for Secure Software Development , Presented by the Stony Brook University Cybersecurity Club
With the increasing prevalence of cyberattacks on large companies and the government, developers are more concerned with making sure the applications they develop are not only usable but secure. Unfortunately, there is a lack of cohesive information on how to best incorporate security into software development. With this workshop, the Cybersecurity Club aims to bridge the gap and encourage developers to not only focus on usability and efficiency for their applications, but also security.