The college now has five hackathons. No wonder the official student hackathon league Major League Hacking ranks VCU Engineering number one in the U.S.
RamHacks | Sept. 22-23, 2018
RamHacks was created in 2014 by students who wanted to bring veteran coders and programming newbies together to team up — and dream up — a new software or hardware application, then prototype it in 24 hours.
Power the Future | Oct. 20-21, 2018
Power the Future is a unique 24-hour challenge where college students from all disciplines put their talents to the test to bring ideas to life. Teams will be briefed on a Dominion Energy-related scenario and will brainstorm, prototype and present their innovative solution to a panel of industry experts.
HealthHacks | Nov. 3-4, 2018
Student teams will create new ideas and innovations in assistive technologies and prosthetics for unmet needs presented by mentors from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, veterans and rehabilitation specialists.
EarthHacks | Jan. 26-27, 2019
EarthHacks at VCU, launched in 2018, is Virginia’s first environmental hackathon. Students from all majors who are interested in environmental science and conservation work together in multidisciplinary teams to develop solutions to real-world environmental challenges.
M2M - Machine to Machine | Apr. 20, 2019
M2M is a multi-focus daylong hacking competition — capture the flag/jeopardy-style — that tests competitors’ cyber- and cyber-physical security skills in a variety of machine-to-machine challenges. Today, effective security requires comprehensive understanding of both software and hardware vulnerabilities.