Pace University's First Local Hack Day

Local Hack Day @ Pace University is a 12 hour hack day on the Pleasantville campus that brings together the local hacker community to celebrate building awesome technology. On December 2nd 2017, students around the world will be simultaneously hosting their own MLH Local Hack Day at their school, resulting in the single largest day of student hacking ever.


Our Schedule: 

8:45am: Doors Open! Sign in at the entrance of Friedman MPR

9:10am: Opening Ceremony: Friedman MPR 

9:30am - 7:00pm: Hacking Starts! 

9:30am - 10:30am: Workshop: Intro to Python Programming and API Usage @ Willcox 30

10:30am - 11:30am: Workshop: Building Applications Using the the MEAN stack @ Willcox 30

11:30am - noon: Workshop: Gitting Ready For Git and Github @ Lecture Hall

Noon: Lunch is served! 

1:00pm - 2:00pm: Workshop: Product Development in 60 Minutes

2:30pm - 3:30pm: Workshop: HTML/ CSS 

5:00pm - 6:00pm: Werewolf! 

7:00pm: Submissions are due here on Devpost! 

7:15pm: Demos and Presentations start

8:30pm: Awards & Closing Ceremony



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$1,760 in prizes

Best Internet of Things Hack

$135 in prizes. 5 Arduino Starter Kits.

Best Web App

$135 in prizes. 4 Raspberry Pi's.

Best Mobile Hack

$135 in prizes. 4 Amazon Echo's.

Best Impact Hack

$135 in prizes. 4 Bluetooth Speakers.

Best Designed Hack

$135 in prizes. 4 1TB External Hard Drives.

Best Documented Hack

$135 in prizes. 4 Strategy Board Games.

Pace Hackiest Hacker

Seidenberg apparel!

TShirts (5)

Seidenberg School of CSIS t-shirts

Hoodies (5)

Seidenberg School of CSIS hoodies

Hoddies (2)

Kool Nerd Club hoodies


All projects must be submitted on DevPost by Saturday 7pm, December 2nd.

We ask that team sizes have a minimum of 2 individuals and a maximum of 4. 

All team members must be enrolled in an undergradutate or graduate degree program at Pace University at the time of submission. 

All participants must follow and abide by the Code of Conduct signed upon registration to Local Hack Day.


Participants must submit a project to be eligible to present. Each team will be allotted 120 seconds for their presentation. Presentation length will be strictly enforced. 

Projects must be functioning demos. Powerpoints and slides are extremely discouraged. 


Andreea Cotoranu

Andreea Cotoranu
Asst. Dean for Academic Innovation / Seidenberg School of CSIS

Orane Barrett

Orane Barrett
Chief Executive Nerd / Kool Nerd Club

Brian Buonos

Brian Buonos
Founder and Lead Developer / Swapity

Andrew Ku

Andrew Ku
Information Systems Student / Pace University

Angel Rodriguez

Angel Rodriguez
Computer Science Student / Pace University

Benjamin Longobardi

Benjamin Longobardi
Computer Science Student / Pace University

Judging Criteria

  • Complexity
    Scale and complexity of the problem being explored.
  • Innovation
    Scale and novelty of the technology being used, and / or the architectural approach taken.
  • Quality of Implementation
    Ability for the team to reach a conclusion about the viability of the project.
  • Impact
    Overall impact of the idea on the community.
  • Quality of Presentation
    Ability for the judges to clearly understand 1) what the desired functionality is, and 2) see that the functionality is behaving as expected.