The college now has four hackathons. No wonder the official student hackathon league Major League Hacking ranks VCU Engineering number one in the U.S.
RamHacks | Sept. 28-29, 2019
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.
HealthHacks | Nov. 2-3, 2019
HealthHacks is similar in structure to a traditional “hackathon,” however the focus is on solving medical unmet needs through any means, from programming to rapid prototyping or developing flow processes. It is a 24-hour period of intense innovation and problem-solving. This is the fourth year of HealthHacks, VCU's annual medical hackathon.
EarthHacks | Feb. 8-9, 2020
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 | March 30, 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.