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Hacker Guide


Want to get some ideas for projects? ProfHacks has several tracks that you can choose to follow, each with special prizes!


Design and pitch a scalable product/service that can be utilized to improve the efficiency of some aspect of a city. This product/service should be something entirely new or an improvement on current technology. Remember, the product is important, but so is the pitch!

Smart Cities of Tomorrow

Smart Cities of Tomorrow aims to connect technology with users on a larger scale. Think of all the problems in your town or nearest city. From connecting cars, to warehouses, to even traffic lights, Smart Cities of Tomorrow allows you to improve efficiency on a massive scale. Bring technology to its full potential and improve the world around you.

The Best Hack for Social Good

Major cities across the US and the world have been devastated by hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, and other natural disasters. We know the road to recovery is long and people are facing significant challenges as they work to recover from these historic weather events. Our help is clearly needed now and will be needed in the future when another disaster strikes.

Think about how technology can be used to aid cities impacted by natural disasters with relief and recovery. You can build off of one of the existing ideas already in the disaster relief technology landscape, or come up with new ideas that address gaps in this space.

About Us


Rowan University’s student branch of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) is hosting its sixth hackathon! Rowan University is proud to host this event and welcomes anyone, from first-timers to full-stack devs. If you have a cool technology idea that you want to make happen, this event is for you!


Saturday, March 6th
11:00 AMOpening Ceremony
12:00 PMBegin Hacking
12:30 PMTeam Building Workshop
TBAWhat is a Hackathon?
2:00 PMPython Workshop
TBAGit Gud With Git
TBAGame Development with Garrett
TBAWeb Dev with Spencer
TBAIntro to 3D Modeling
TBAGame Tournament
TBAPlanetarium Show

Sunday, March 7th
12:00 PMHacking Ends and Record Video Project Submissions
12:30 PMSubmit Project Videos
12:45 PMJudging
2:00 PMTop 5 Hacks Present
3:00 PMClosing Ceremony


What format will this event be (virtual or in-person)?

Profhacks 2021 will be held virtually. We will be using Discord and Webex for event communication, teams to communicate with each other, and holding our opening/closing ceremonies and workshops/events.

Who can attend?

Any high school, undergraduate, and graduate students are welcome to attend.

Do I need programming or hardware experience to compete?

Of course not! We encourage all to participate. We will also have workshops and mentors to help everyone who attends.

How will applicants be reviewed?

Applications will be reviewed by the ProfHacks committee and selected participants will be notified via email. Rowan students are guaranteed acceptance to this event, but will still need to apply.

How much is this going to cost me?

ProfHacks is completely free! Any swag and prizes are completely free of charge!

What about team sizes?

The maximum number of people a team can have is four. Though encouraged, having a team beforehand is not necessary. If you want to form a team at ProfHacks, there will be a fun mixer beforehand to help you meet potential team members.

What prizes are going to be given out at the event?

We don't want to spoil the surprise, but there will be thousands of dollars worth of prizes.


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ProfHacks 2020 Winners

Corona Calculated

"Using a globe visualization paired with an ML-based regression algorithm and by utilitizing real-time data from Johns Hopkins University, we attempt to solve some of the WHO's COVID-19 objectives. A user can observe a map of the coronavirus outbreak as well as the point of maximum risk, and understand if they should self-quarantine based on their previous traveling."


"Sortzy is a self-sorting trash can that uses computer vision to determine whether an inputted object is recyclable or not, sorts it, and then relays the information to be tracked remotely."


"Retrieves data from NASA of wildfires all around the world. It displays data in a mobile app and a website in interactive ways. It can alert emergency contacts with the user's location in evacuation situations."

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