Thanks to the over 200 students who came out this semester for a great night of hacking.
You can see more photos of the Fall, 2014 hackathon here
The 3157 Hackathon is an optional hackathon intended for students
and alumni of the w3157 class.
Throughout the night of Friday October 3, 8:30pm to 3am, students will be working on two
big assignments from the class. Alumni and TAs will be on hand to help students
with these assignments.
This hackathon isn't just a homework programming session, it's also an open
learning environment. Whether you're a hackathon veteran or this is your first
time, stop by.
Aside from all the awesome people, we'll also have snacks and drinks
to keep you fueled all night,
3157 swag, and swag from our sponsors!
- Start: Fri October 3rd, 8:30pm
- End: 3am
- Location: John Jay Dining Hall
What do we do there?
or help your classmates
help out current students (while also hacking
on your own projects!)
hang out, eat free food, talk, listen, learn, laugh, sleep
To be totally clear...
- Attendance is not required. It's
completely optional. It's totally understandable if you
have better things to do Friday night than geeking out all
- If you come, you don't have to stay all night. You
can come and go as you please
- At that time at least
lab4 will be open for
submission. If other labs are open, you can work on any.
- During the hackathon, we will have a very loose
collaboration policy. You can look at your classmates'
code to learn or to help. You can sit down with someone else
and try things together. All I ask is for you to make a
genuine effort to learn or to help. You should list the poeple
you have collaborated with in your README.
- Additionally, if you wish to set up a Github
repo for yourself and your partner, the repo must
be private. GitHub offers
repository to students, but it takes a few days to
process, so make sure to sign up before the
- The hackathon would also be a great opportunity for you
to learn from your savvy TAs and classmates about some of
the extra stuff that will enrich your shell
emacs setup, VirtualBox
lab4 you may optionally work in pairs,
with an appropriately more complex set of tasks for pairs
compared to individuals. The hackathon is a great place to
work with your partner! More details in the
Outside food is strictly prohibited
The Columbia Dining Team is being very generous to host our
large and unusual event. However it comes with a very
important requirement: absolutely no outside food.
They do this because they're strictly regulated by the department
of health, and it could cause major problems if anyone brought in
food. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.
This is the third 3157 hackathon. In Fall 2013 we had over
100 current and former 3157 students hacking in Carleton Lounge.
In Spring 2014 we had over
160 current and former 3157 students hacking in John Jay.