Southwest Regional

Austin, TX | November 12-13th 2016

MLH Prime: Southwest Regional

On November 12-13th, 2016 hundreds of the most creative and inspiring student hackers in the Southwest Region & Mexico converged at the MLH Prime Southwest Regional Hackathon in Austin, Texas. They teamed up, learnt about bleeding edge technology, and built incredible projects over the course of 24 hours.

For hackers at MLH Prime, hacking is an art form. It’s about creativity, self-expression, and proving to the world that you could really build something amazing in a weekend. Hackers can expect to have access to the latest and greatest technology, world class mentors, and some of their most talented peers from around the world.

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The Venue



Travis County Exposition Center
7311 Decker Lane
Austin, TX 78724
Directions | Website

MLH Prime Southwest: Regional 2016 is proudly hosted at the Luedecke Arena in the Travis County Exposition Center in Austin, Texas. It's home to the Star of Texas Fair & Rodeo and the Republic of Texas Biker Rally. It is conveniently located in the Austin Area. You can get to the Travis County Exposition Center in 20 minutes from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) and 25 minutes from the Downtown Austin Area.

Travel Assistance

Every hacker who attends MLH Prime: Southwest will receive access to either (1) a free MLH provided bus from a nearby school or (2) a reimbursement for a portion of your expenses. The type of assistance and amount will be detailed in your acceptance email from us.

Free Provided Buses

There will be a number of free buses to and from the MLH Prime: Southwest venue. You must have a confirmed seat on the specific bus to get on it at any point. Buses are slightly overbooked to account for expected attrition. Seats on buses are awarded in the order that attendees confirm their travel to the event and board the bus in that order as well. You cannot depart on a bus that you did not arrive on.

The following bus routes have been announced:

Austin Buses

Stop Arrival Time Departure Time
UT Austin
Littlefield Fountain
W 21st St.
Austin, TX 78705
#1: Nov. 12th @ 7:30 AM
#2: Nov. 12th @ 8:00 AM
#3: Nov. 12th @ 8:30 AM
#4: Nov. 12th @ 9:00 AM
#1: Nov. 12th @ 8:00 AM
#2: Nov. 12th @ 8:30 AM
#3: Nov. 12th @ 9:00 AM
#4: Nov. 12th @ 9:30 AM
Travis County Expo Center
7311 Decker Lane
Austin, TX 78724
#1: Nov. 12th @ 8:30 AM
#2: Nov. 12th @ 9:00 AM
#3: Nov. 12th @ 9:30 AM
#4: Nov. 12th @ 10:00 AM
 
Stop Arrival Time Departure Time
Travis County Expo Center
7311 Decker Lane
Austin, TX 78724
#1: Nov. 13th @ 5:30 PM
#2: Nov. 13th @ 6:00 PM
#1: Nov. 13th @ 6:30 PM
#2: Nov. 13th @ 7:00 PM
UT Austin
Littlefield Fountain
W 21st St.
Austin, TX 78705
#1: Nov. 13th @ 6:30 PM
#2: Nov. 13th @ 7:30 PM
 

College Station Bus

Stop Arrival Time Departure Time
Texas A&M University
Wisenbaker Engineering Building, 3128 TAMU
188 Bizzell Street
College Station, TX 77843
Nov. 12th @ 6:15 AM Nov. 12th @ 6:45 AM
Travis County Expo Center
7311 Decker Lane
Austin, TX 78724
Nov. 12th @ 9:15 AM  
Stop Arrival Time Departure Time
Travis County Expo Center
7311 Decker Lane
Austin, TX 78724
Nov. 13th @ 5:30 PM Nov. 13th @ 6:00 PM
Texas A&M University
Wisenbaker Engineering Building, 3128 TAMU
188 Bizzell Street
College Station, TX 77843
Nov. 13th @ 8:30 PM  

Dallas Bus

Stop Arrival Time Departure Time
UT Dallas
Lot J (next to Activity Center)
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080
Nov. 12th @ 5:00 AM Nov. 12th @ 5:30 AM
UT Arlington
College Park Center
600 S Center St
Arlington, TX 76019
Nov. 12th @ 6:15 AM Nov. 12th @ 6:45 AM
Travis County Expo Center
7311 Decker Lane
Austin, TX 78724
Nov. 12th @ 9:45 AM  
Stop Arrival Time Departure Time
Travis County Expo Center
7311 Decker Lane
Austin, TX 78724
Nov. 13th @ 5:30 PM Nov. 13th @ 6:00 PM
UT Arlington
College Park Center
600 S Center St
Arlington, TX 76019
Nov. 13th @ 9:30 PM Nov. 13th @ 10:00 PM
UT Dallas
Lot J (next to Activity Center)
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080
Nov. 13th @ 11:00 PM  

Edinburg Bus

Stop Arrival Time Departure Time
UT Rio Grande Valley
Between PAC and ITT Building (Lot G)
1201 W University Dr.
Edinburg, TX 78539
Nov. 12th @ 3:30 AM Nov. 12th @ 4:00 AM
Travis County Expo Center
7311 Decker Lane
Austin, TX 78724
Nov. 12th @ 9:30 AM  
Stop Arrival Time Departure Time
Travis County Expo Center
7311 Decker Lane
Austin, TX 78724
Nov. 13th @ 5:30 PM Nov. 13th @ 6:00 PM
UT Rio Grande Valley
Between PAC and ITT Building (Lot G)
1201 W University Dr.
Edinburg, TX 78539
Nov. 13th @ 11:30 PM  

Houston Bus

Stop Arrival Time Departure Time
Rice University
Sallyport
6100 Main St
Houston, TX
Nov. 12th @ 5:00 AM Nov. 12th @ 5:30 AM
Travis County Expo Center
7311 Decker Lane
Austin, TX 78724
Nov. 12th @ 9:00 AM  
Stop Arrival Time Departure Time
Travis County Expo Center
7311 Decker Lane
Austin, TX 78724
Nov. 13th @ 5:30 PM Nov. 13th @ 6:00 PM
Rice University
Sallyport
6100 Main St
Houston, TX
Nov. 13th @ 9:30 PM  

San Antonio Bus

Stop Arrival Time Departure Time
UT San Antonio
Circle (Welcome Center)
1 UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249
Nov. 12th @ 7:15 AM Nov. 12th @ 7:45 AM
Travis County Expo Center
7311 Decker Lane
Austin, TX 78724
Nov. 12th @ 9:45 AM  
Stop Arrival Time Departure Time
Travis County Expo Center
7311 Decker Lane
Austin, TX 78724
Nov. 13th @ 5:30 PM Nov. 13th @ 6:00 PM
UT San Antonio
Circle (Welcome Center)
1 UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249
Nov. 13th @ 8:00 PM  

All buses are round trip. The return trip makes the listed stops in reverse order. Exact pickup and dropoff time will be announced shortly. Bus routes may change as the event gets closer.

Travel Reimbursement

There will be a limited number of travel reimbursements for hackers traveling to the event outside of major bus routes. If you are granted a travel reimbursement, you can use it for any type of transportation to the event (bus, flight, train, driving, etc.). All travel reimbursements are limited (capped) at a certain dollar value. You will be notified of this value in your acceptance email.

In order to be reimbursed for your travel, you will need to fill out this form. If you submit your receipts and tax form before November 1st, 2016, you will be eligible for expedited processing.

Schedule

Saturday November 12th

  • 9:00am
    Doors Open, Breakfast Served, Registration Begins, Sponsor Expo Begins

  • 9:30am
    Buses arrive at Travis County Expo Center

  • 11:15am
    Opening Ceremony Begins

  • 12:00pm
    Hardware Lab Opens, Team Formation Workshop, Lunch Served

  • 12:30pm
    Workshop: Intro to Rails w/ Prakhar Garg

  • 1:30pm
    Workshop: Intro to Go w/ Sahil Dhanju

  • 2:30pm
    Workshop: Serverless Node.js Deployment w/ Kassandra Perch

  • 3:30pm
    Workshop: Intro to the Jibo SDK and Robotics Development w/ Justin Woo

  • 4:30pm
    Mini-Event: Watch Dogs 2 CTF

  • 5:30pm
    Workshop: From the Application Layer to the Transistor Layer w/ George Harris

  • 7:00pm
    Dinner Served

  • 8:00pm
    Ladies Storm Hackathons Meetup

  • 9:30pm
    Mini-Event: Dell Tower Teardown

  • 10:30pm
    Sleep Room Opens

  • 12:00am
    Midnight Snack Served

Sunday November 13th

  • 1:30am
    Mini-Event: Dell Cup Stacking

  • 3:00am
    Late Night Snack Served

  • 8:00am
    Breakfast Served

  • 10:30am
    Submission Deadline for Hackers

  • 10:45am
    Workshop: How to Demo w/ Swift

  • 11:00am
    Lunch Served

  • 12:00pm
    Expo Tables Announced

  • 12:30pm - 2:30pm
    Hackers Expo

  • 3:00pm
    Closing Ceremony/Demos

  • 5:00pm
    Event Ends & Buses Depart

Top Prizes

Category Prizes

Most Technical

Lego Maze

Best Designed

$150 Shapeways Gift Card

Watch Dogs® 2 Best Device Privacy Hack

Collector's Edition of Watch Dogs® 2

Best Domain.com Domain

Domain.com Swag Bags

Best Hack to #HackHarassment

HackHarassment Swag Bags

Best use of Jibo SDK

BB-8 Sphero and Force Bands

Best on Demand Hack (Postmates)

$500 in Postmates credit for the Team

Best use of Sparkpost

Jackery Giant Battery Backup

Most Flight Capable Hack

$300 discount on a TEAL Drone and 3x $100 Amazon Gift Cards

Best Hack to Help Someone Get a Job

$100 Amazon Gift cards + Possible Acceptance to Indeed Prime

Best use of RapidAPI

Each team member will get a Drone!

Spot Prizes

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You've got Questions. We've got Answers.

Interested in attending MLH Prime: Southwest Regional 2016 this November? Here's some questions & answers.



What is MLH Prime: Southwest Regional 2016?

MLH Prime: Southwest Regional 2016 is the regional event during the Major League Hacking (MLH) 2017 Hackathon Season. Hundreds of students from all over the US Southwest will converge in Austin, Texas to team up, learn about bleeding edge technology, and build amazing projects over the course of 24 hours.

Does MLH Prime: Southwest Regional 2016 cost money?

Participating is free for all student hackers. The event is funded by sponsors who provide useful technology and awesome job opportunities.

Who can participate in MLH Prime: Southwest Regional 2016?

Any hacker who has participated in a Major League Hacking (MLH) event in the Southwest Region during the past year is eligible for MLH Prime: Southwest Regional 2016. If you haven't been to an MLH event yet, we encourage you to check out our 2017 Hackathon Season schedule. If you just graduated, have no fear. We will have opportunities for your company to sponsor or for you to come as an independent mentor or observer!

What's so special about MLH Prime: Southwest Regional 2016?

Major League Hacking (MLH) works with hundreds of student hackathons every year and we're bringing together the best ideas out there to make this a hackathon that will be out of this world. MLH Prime: Southwest Regional 2016 is the amalgamation of the brilliant minds of hundreds of the world's finest student hackathon organizers.

Why is MLH organizing MLH Prime: Southwest Regional 2016?

We want to bring together hackers from around the region to celebrate their achievements over the past few seasons. We see hackers in many cities, states, and countries; we want to ensure they connect on a regional level.

How do I get to MLH Prime: Southwest Regional 2016?

We will be offering free buses from several nearby major cities and universities. The exact schedule will be released soon.

Does MLH Prime: Southwest Regional 2016 have a Code of Conduct?

Yes, all attendees, sponsors, staff and volunteers at our event are required to abide by the Major League Hacking Code of Conduct.