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Hack@CEWIT 2018: IoT & Security

February 16-18, 2018 | CEWIT 

The Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) hosts the first on-campus, interdisciplinary student hackathon bringing over 150 regional hackers, $40K in industry sponsorship commitments, and over 25 hands-on tech talks and workshops together for a two-day technical challenge awarding over $5K in prizes to the most innovative, most ambitious, most original, most health-conscious, and most industry-applicable tech projects  — at Stony Brook University. 

The two-day hack over President’s Day Weekend 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 Major League Hacking Event

Major League Hacking (MLH) is the official student hackathon league. Each year, we power over 200 weekend-long invention competitions that inspire innovation, cultivate communities and teach computer science skills to more than 65,000 students around the world. MLH is an engaged and passionate maker community, consisting of the next generation of technology leaders and entrepreneurs.

Interested in participating in Hack@CEWIT, sponsoring the 2018 event, or have a questions for our team? Contact us at 631-216-7000,


The New York State Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) at Stony Brook University with Major League Hacking


Hack@CEWIT is CEWIT's interdisciplinary student hackathon, focusing on industry-relevant technical challenges to advance enterprising, student-powered solutions


43-hour weekend event kicking off National Engineer's Week and  President's Day Weekend, Friday, February 16 to Sunday, February 18, 2018


CEWIT's 100,000 s.f. next generation research and educational facility at Stony Brook University


A hackathon is a design sprint-like event in which teams come together to  utilize technology to transform ideas into reality

HACK@CEWIT      FEBRUARY 16-18, 2018


The Program

What to Expect 

Hack@CEWIT will feature an interactive speaker series, hands-on, deep dive workshops, industry hacker guru program, games, activities, multimedia experiences, and specialized opportunities for recruitment in CEWIT’s 100,000 s.f. next generation research and education facility at Stony Brook University. 

Hackers will be given the opportunity to innovate directly from the APIs of CEWIT industry partners and Hack@CEWIT sponors, as well as listen in on deep dive workshops and tech talks that discuss all aspects of the software and hardware that is available for the duration of the Hack@CEWIT (and for future projects). 

See The 2017 Program



Deep Dive Workshops & Tech Talks

Over 25 tech talks and deep-dive workshops introduce a range of new technologies and possibilities to hackers. Hack@CEWIT features both tech and entrepreneurial-focused sessions as well as zero-to-hero tracks on available software and hardware to kick things off. 

Top Prizes, Games & Fun

$5K in Hack@CEWIT prizes,  $2K cash prize for the  top team, and six $500 cash prizes for judges' picks + company sponsored prizes and tons of Hack@CEWIT swag. Salutes to the best IoT Device, IoT Productivity, Microservice, Health & Fitness, Smart Home, Dev Board, Voice & Speech Control, Art & Tech Integration & Gaming hacks.

See The 2017 Final Projects


The Players


Both graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to particpate in Hack@CEWIT. Max 4 per team.

Learn new skills and connect with companies both small and large looking to recruit their next generation of talent, all while collaborating with new peers on market-disrupting, real-world applications. 

See The 2017 Hacker Guide

Sponsors & Hacker Gurus

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, providing students the opportunity to work on industry-relevant solutions and encouraging relationships with companies in the STEM fields.

Last year, Hack@CEWIT brought in over $40K in industry sponsorship and included a 40+ hacker guru crew of technical experts, engineers, and business mentors on-site assisting with student projects, leading workshops and tech talks, teaching new software programs, and demoing hardware.

Partner With Us 

Leverage student brainpower to build a quick and effective prototype of a new product, explore unique and cutting-edge interpretations of pre-existing technology and drive targeted, company-specific innovations in IoT and security.



student hackers



in industry sponsorships


tech talks & deep dive workshops


in cash & swag prizes

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