QUACKHACK II: THE GAMING HACKATHON
The first collegiate sanctioned gaming hackathon in the United States
SPRING I 2017
THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
Our final 2016 numbers/Total check-ins
118 college students participated from 6 states (OR, WA, CA, CO, IN, MA), 14 universities and representing 16 different majors. Over 100+ high school students, community & business leaders engaged in our weekend-long event. And we had over 5 million views on Twitch homepage!
Thank you for making our first QuackHack an awesome experience!
Check out our QuackHack recap event video!
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Schedule of Activities
what is quackhack?
A hackathon is prototyping event where people come together to build cool stuff.
QuackHack is going to hack video games (from EdTech to E-sports), the gamification of industries, Internet of Things, board games, recreational games...anything game related.
Any North American college student can participate. We will work at providing travel reimbursement where possible.
Artists, designers, computer science, product design, business, architecture, journalism, engineers, liberal arts, science majors & more should attend! Participants must abide by the MLH Code of Conduct.
Eugene, Oregon (on the campus of The University of Oregon--Go Ducks!)
January 13 - January 15, 2017 (40+ hrs)--MLK Jr. weekend
Why a Gaming hack?
Eugene and the wider Oregon region is nationally ranked in the top-10 for independent gaming studios. QuackHack wants to build this university/industry partnership.
Why should I attend?
Meet & work with awesome people from around the US; build cool stuff to put on your portfolio and/or resume; network with tech firms; free food, free swag, free fun!
Prize categories* ($3k+)
Best in Show
Best Gaming Tool
Best Physical Game
Secondary categories* may include:
Best Use of MLH Hardware
Best Use of the HP Sprout
Best Educational Game
Most Intuitive Interface
Best Art / Design
Secondary categories are not guaranteed. Categories may be added or subtracted over the weekend in order to properly reward exceptional projects.
10x Base Shield
3x Dell Monitors
4x Dell XPS13 laptop (2x windows, 2x ubuntu)
1x Grove Starter Kit (modules for Intel Edison)
10x Intel Edison
10x Leap Motion
1x Nest Thermostate
1x case of Myo (~24 is full case)
12x Oculus Rift
Autodesk Fusion 360
Overview of QuackHack & Eugene Gaming Community
Tuesday, Dec. 1st @ 6pm in Lawrence 115
What is a hackathon? Why should you participate in one? And why is a gaming hackathon relevant to the wider Eugene business industry? Join us to learn more and hear from a panel of esteemed gaming representatives that will discuss why the wider Eugene area is ranked in the top-10 for independent gaming studios. Free food/bev.
Tuesday, Jan. 12th @ 6pm in Lillis 440
Tuesday, Jan. 12th @ 7:15pm in Lillis 440
Get pumped for this weekend's big event by attending our networking event. Bring an idea or just bring yourself as we prepare for QuackHack. Free food/bev.