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Hack & have fun

At Thumel Business Center of the University of Baltimore

March 22nd–24th, 2019


Cycle down to the center of Baltimore to pedal your ideas & projects with other innovators, creatives, thinkers and doers for an amazing weekend.

Three tracks will help you direct your ideas full-steam ahead. Maybe it’s a problem that needs to be solved, an idea without the time, a skill that could help someone else, or just silly geekery, we welcome all skill levels and reasons for hanging out. Choose your own adventure for a chance to win some serious capital.


Friday - 6pm -9pm

Saturday - 9aM - 9pm

Sunday 9am - 3pm




Use software to solve a problem, be funny, create a product, or start a business!

Mobile apps, websites, software, etc. are all options.



Find an innovative or creative solution to an issue experienced in Baltimore City.

Use data to better serve Baltimore City citizens.



Use hardware to solve a problem, be funny, create a product, or start a business!

Examples: Productivity hacks, energy solutions, healthcare devices.




Don’t be a jerk.
We welcome everyone regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion.
We will not tolerate anyone showing any verbal or physical disrespect, harassment, and/or offensive comments. We reserve the right at any time to ask you to leave if you are participating in those actions.
If you need to report an incident that violates this policy, please speak to an event organizer, volunteer, or email baltimorehackathon@gmail.com.
Have fun and learn something new.

Important Contact Information

Event Organizers’ Email Address: baltimorehackathon@gmail.com
Law Enforcement: 911
Emergency Medical Assistance: 911
Baltimore Sexual Assault Hotline: (443) 279-0379

Taxi Companies

Diamond Cab - (410) 947-3333 - www.diamondcab.com
Arrow Cab - (410) 261-0000 - www.arrowcabmd.com

Adapted from http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Conference_anti-harassment/Policy


Baltimore City Office of Information & Technology

Baltimore City Office of Information & Technology



Open Works

Open Works

Contact US

Name *

I’m interested but don’t want to compete, can I still come? Do I need to buy a ticket?

If you want a t-shirt, food, or want to compete for prizes you need to buy a ticket. Otherwise, feel free to stop by and just check it out. Please keep in mind that there is limited space so competitors have priority over seats and tables.

Must I stay at the hackathon for the entire weekend?

No, competitors are free to come and go as they please although they are encouraged to work at the location. Competitors must give a live presentation of their project at the location on Sunday to be eligible for prizes. Participants must use their own work and ideas. Forked github code, for example, is fine.

Yes! Sponsors are ineligible to win their own category.

If I sponsor can I still compete for prizes?


Are there private spaces or Mother’s Rooms?

We will try our best to accommodate everyone. Please email us at baltimorehackathon@gmail.com with your specific request.

It says you are feeding me but what if I have dietary restrictions?

No, the building will not be open overnight.
If you are coming from out of town, please email us - baltimorehackathon@gmail.com - and we can try to help you find affordable accommodations for Friday and/or Saturday night.

Are we allowed to stay overnight at this location?

Yes, 5 to keep competition fair and healthy. Please list all team members that contributed to your project on your presentation in the “Team Members” slide, even if they did not officially sign up for the hackathon. It is not fair to receive extra outside help without disclosing that information so the judges can take that into consideration (don’t try to make it look like 2 people did the work of 4).

Is there a limit to how many people can be on a team?

Yes. According to MD law, you must pay taxes on prizes over $600. We will need to ask you for your social security number to release a 1099. In order to receive prize money, this must happen. Not our rules.

Am I responsible to pay taxes on a prize if I win?

We are not responsible for lost or stolen goods.

Are you responsible for lost or stolen goods?

You do.

Who owns my idea/product/project?