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Bitcamp Hackathon, Spring 2016

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Dates/Location

  • Last day to ship things for event: April 2nd, 2016

Event Description

Bitcamp is a hackathon, where students from all over the country flock to the University of Maryland of a weekend of coding. They create things, solve practical problems, compete for prizes, and interact with sponsors.

Google's definition of a hackathon: an event, typically lasting several days, in which a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming.

Event Owners

Chaoyi Zha

Fedora Representatives

more to come

Event Checklist

  • Create a Google Drive form ahead of time with name, email, contact info, major, etc. for follow-up after the event

Event Schedule

Saturday 18th, morning: check-in Sunday 19th, evening: check-out

Detailed schedules to come.

Ideas/Brainstorming

  • We need an event box # Secured for shipment to event on Apr 1st -- jbwillia :)
  • Swag to give out: pens, stickers, media? (linuxmodder will have some swag left over from CarolinaCon event to bring up as well)
  • Mentoring at Bitcamp (if you can code, please sign up)


  • On March 5th, 2016 -- Corey (linuxmodder) emailed organizers for a drop ship -- last day to ship swag / event box is Apr 2, 2016 (without incurring needless non ground shipping charges)

Important Deadlines

Create ticket Approve funds Logo authorization needed ASAP


Event Budget

Item Cost Comments
[Sponsorship] Trac Ticket $1000
Shipping of event box $100
Swag, media, flyers $TBD
Travel subsidies $TBD

Travel Subsidy Requests

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Travel Subsidy Requests
Each attendee requesting travel subsidies for the event should be listed here including the information requested in Sponsoring Event Attendees.
  • Chaoyi Zha (FAS: cydrobolt)
    • Travel: ~$90 for Greyhound
  • Justin W. Flory (FAS: jflory7)
    • Travel: ~$120 for Greyhound
  • Mike DePaulo (FAS: mikedep333)
    • Travel: ~$30 for fuel

Total: $240

Event Report

N/A yet