Frequently Asked Questions
At this time, we are planning for a hybrid event. We encourage you to participate in-person whenever possible, but key components will be streamed for you to view outside of the main Collaboration Hub within the VCU College of Engineering’s new Engineering Research Building. The kick-off, keynote, educational sessions, and awards ceremony will be streamed live, but all other aspects of the event will be in-person. In the event that VCU or the State of Virginia changes their policies on in-person events, we will move to a fully virtual event.
YES! Teams that place in the top 3 overall will receive cash prizes (amounts to be determined). In addition, we will be hosting a number of raffles and games to give away amazing prizes throughout the event. Sponsors are also encouraged to provide additional prizes for the best use of their resources.
Attendees must be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a college or university, and must agree to the MLH Code of Conduct.
Nope! Medical innovation relies heavily on interdisciplinary collaboration, so students from all disciplines are welcome. In fact, the skills of an art, business, or medical student can really help your team’s work stand out from the crowd.
Major League Hacking (MLH) and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) stand for inclusivity. We believe that every single person has the right to hack in a safe and welcoming environment. Learn more about the MLH Code of Conduct.
Either build your own team, or come meet students from a variety of fields and we’ll help you find a team that can utilize your skills. Teams should have no more than 4 people.
No. Please provide your own transportation.
Nope! Come have fun with similarly-minded people! We have several food breaks that highlight some of Richmond’s best cuisine, and we’ll have games and cool new tech to mess around with when you need a break from work! Additionally, there will be physician lectures throughout the event that will include cool clinical cases, as well as a student workshop on Saturday night with an engineering/design focus.
Don't forget a valid ID and a sleeping bag if you are planning to stay overnight. If you have hacking equipment, feel free to bring it.
Hardware will be available to rent for the weekend. Mentors will be available for technical guidance and to troubleshoot. Come to HealthHacks especially if you don't know anything about hardware or 3D printing and want to learn.