Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season
Our community's most forward-thinking innovators coming together for 24 hours.
Sep 30th - Oct 1
Oakland University
Rochester, Michigan

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GrizzHacks 2

GrizzHacks will bring together the greatest young minds for 24 hours of excitement and technological passion. Compete against your peers and other guests in a two day development challenge!

There will also be plenty of time to interact with professional mentors and engineers, meet recruiters, and listen to great tech talks and tutorials from sponsors.

When and Where

Join us at Oakland University for 24 straight hours of hacking from Saturday at 10 AM to Sunday 4 PM. The competition will take place on our brand new Engineering Center on September 30th to October 1st.

Other Information

Bring your student ID, toiletries, electronics, and a passion to build something great. We'll try to supply everything else. Stay tuned to this page and follow us on social media for all the least updates, and see the FAQ's for more information

GrizzHacks 2 is the second hackathon held at Oakland University. A hackathon is an opportunity for students to create incredible hardware and software projects from the bottom up in one weekend. A team of passionate sponsors and mentors is brought in to help students achieve their goals. Come join almost 300 students and local industry professionals for 24 hours of learning and technological passion.

GrizzHacks is open for all undergraduate students, High School, Middle School and those who have graduated within the last calendar year. You don’t need to be an engineering major; If you have a passion for technology and the drive to change the world, you belong at GrizzHacks.

While it can be helpful, no previous programming/engineering experience is required at GrizzHacks. We will have presentations from sponsors, and mentors available to help you with your project. Every student who attends a hackathon leaves with a wealth of new knowledge, regardless of what they came with. Bring an open mind and be ready to learn, we’ll help you through the rest.

GrizzHacks is absolutely free! There is no charge for attending GrizzHacks. Food will also be supplied throughout the event. Contact us and stay tuned to this page for information on transportation costs.

GrizzHacks will be held at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. If you need help getting from your location to our new Engineering Center, contact us for support. There is an updated map at Stay tuned to this page, or email us for information regarding potential travel reimbursements. More details coming soon!

Just like having previous knowledge, having a team or an idea is not a requirement either! We will have an opportunity for team building and allow you to meet new people to work with. There will be a number of presentations to help inspire you with an idea, we know you’ll build something great!

Teams can range from one to four people. You can work with your best friends from class, or with someone you just met during the opening ceremony! Working alone is allowed, but in our experience, a hackathon is always more fun collaborating with someone else.

The most important items to bring are your laptop, charger, and student ID. If you plan to work on a hardware project, bring any necessary parts as well. GrizzHacks is only 24 hours, but you may want to bring toiletries and a change of clothes. We’ll try to get you anything else!

GrizzHacks will try our best to give you the hardware to bring your dream to life. If you have your own hardware, we encourage you to bring it with you as well. For more information about hardware that will be available at the event, please contact us.

Students are not allowed to begin progress on their hack before GrizzHacks. However, the use of third-party APIs and libraries is allowed and encouraged. We also encourage you to be familiar with the tools you plan to use at the event, such as a specific programming language, as long as it is not a part of your hack.

A panel of to-be-determined judges will assess your hacks creativity, difficulty, design, and potential. Ten hacks will be selected for a demo in front of the entire GrizzHacks audience for a final round of judging. Stay tuned to see who our judges are!

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  • Sponsors Registration 8:30am

  • Hackers Registration 9:30am

    Engineering Center (EC) Atrium
  • Opening Ceremony11:00am

    Engineering Center (EC) 116
  • Hacking Begins12:00pm

    Engineering Center 1st and 2nd floor
  • Team Formation12:15pm

    Engineering Center (EC) Atrium
  • Quicken Loans Talk1:00pm

    Room: EC 116
  • Intrepid Control Systems Talk2:00pm

    Room: EC 116
  • Dataspeed Talk3:00pm

    Room: EC 116
  • Hello World Talk4:00pm

    Don't repeat yourself - using a base repository for code reuse. Room: EC 116
  • Atomic Object Talk5:00pm

    Building a TODO list with React. Room: EC 116
  • Cup Stacking6:00pm

    EC Atrium
  • Dinner6:30pm

  • Tech Talk: Hacking a game using a cheat engine8:00pm

    Room: EC 116
  • Tech Talk: Economic Ties within Technology9:00pm

    Room: EC 116
  • Tech Talk: What it takes to be an innovator10:00pm

    Room: EC 116
  • Tech Talk: Virtual Reality11:00pm

    Room: EC 116
  • Midnight Snack12:00am

  • Tech Talk: Inteligent Ground Vehicles1:00am

    Room: EC 116
  • Tech Talk: Web Development2:00am

    Room: EC 116
  • Sunday Breakfast7:00am

  • Submit hack at Devpost10:00am

  • Hacking Ends12:00pm

  • Sunday Lunch12:15pm

  • Demoes1:00pm

  • Closing Ceremony3:00pm

24 + Hours
300 + Hackers
1000 $ Prizes



Dr.Subramaniam Ganesan

Adam McNeilly

Anthony Calandra

Arpan Rughani

Dominic Dabish

Doris gjata

Emma Atkinson

Masood Isa

Kenny Aisho

Mackanzie Hill

Matt Brafman

Rehman(Ray) Ahmad

Rohit Timmagi

Sagun Sedai

Spenser Solys

Tejpal Singh

Valerie Jarbo