What is StockHack?
- StockHack is Stockton University’s hack-a-thon, a creativity marathon in which technology enthusiasts work together to create an original project within the contest’s 24-hour timeframe. Prizes will be awarded at the culmination of the event. StockHack will serve as a unique experience for high school and college students who are interested in technology to learn, create and collaborate with each other.
- StockHack is a unique event which in which students will learn how computer science can be applied in their educations by experimenting with interface design and software engineering challenges. The overall themes for the event are innovation and design, with a grand prize going to the most innovative original project.
- The event will commence on Saturday afternoon with guest speakers, group-building time, and significant time for collaborative and creative work. The competition will end on Sunday morning with the presentation of the team projects.
- StockHack will capture the importance of integrating STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) into a Liberal Arts and Science curriculum. Students from many local high schools and colleges will learn how computer science can be applied into their liberal arts education. For more information, read our press release here, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
|11:00AM - 12:00AM||Registration||C-Wing Atrium|
|12:00AM - 12:30PM||Opening Ceremony||Alton Auditorium|
|12:30PM - 1:00PM||Teammate Social||C-Wing Atrium|
|1:00PM||Begin Hacking||C-Wing Atrium|
|1:00PM||Optional: "Hacking 101" Workshop||Alton Auditorium|
|3:00PM||Afternoon Snack||C-Wing Atrium|
|6:00PM - 6:45PM||Dinner||C-Wing Atrium|
|11:00PM||Evening Snack||C-Wing Atrium|
|12:00AM||Project Milestone Check-In||C-Wing Atrium|
|3:00AM||Morning Snack||C-Wing Atrium|
|10:00AM||Projects Due||C-Wing Atrium|
|10:15AM - 11:45AM||Judging||Alton Auditorium|
|12:00PM - 12:30PM||Top 3 Presentations||Alton Auditorium|
|12:30PM - 1:00PM||Awards/Closing Ceremony||Alton Auditorium|
Q: What's a hackathon?A hackathon is a unique creativity marathon for tech enthusiasts of all skill levels and interests. For 24 hours, attendees will work in small groups to create an original tech project from conception to finalization. Completed projects will then be judged by our panel, with prizes being awarded to the best received projects in multiple categories.
Q: Who can attend?Currently enrolled high school and/or undergraduate students are welcome to participate. StockHack welcomes tech enthusiasts of all skill levels!
Q: What is the cost to attend?StockHack is $10. The fee covers meals, snacks, a t-shirt and swag.
Q: How are the teams decided?Attendees are encouraged to develop teams on their own. If you need help finding teammates, you can do so at the event during the team formation period. You can also find other StockHack attendees through posting on our Facebook page.
Q: What should I bring?You should bring with you photo identification (driver's license, student ID card, etc.), a laptop/tablet, as well as any needed chargers and sleeping gear. A liability waiver and photo release form will be required for all attendees.
Q: What items are prohibited?Power drills, hand tools, soldering irons, weapons, alcohol or any illegal substances are prohibited and will result in disqualification from the competition. Please leave your fabrication hardware at home. Participants may bring a Raspberry Pi, Arduino, or VR Headset.
Q: How do I get there?StockHack will be held in the Lower C Wing Atrium at Stockton University’s main campus (101 Vera King Farris Drive, Galloway, NJ 08205-9441). For directions, click here.
Q: Where should I park or drop-off?Parking Lots 0, 1, and 2 are all a short walking distance from the C-Wing Atrium. The Registration Desk is located between C and D-Wings in the Main Campus corridor.
Q: How can I volunteer to help at the event?We're looking for volunteers to help run the next event! If you're interested, please e-mail us with your name, age, and a brief description on your tech or event management experience.
Q: How can I help sponsor the event?We would love to have you involved! Click here or contact us for more information.
Q: What are the food arrangements?Food is available throughout the event to all participants and volunteers. This includes dinner on Saturday, breakfast on Sunday, and snacks in between. Those with specific food allergies are encouraged to bring their own known to be safe food.
Q: What if I need to take a break?There will be a quiet area for participants who need a short breather. We recommend that you bring something comfortable, like a sleeping bag or blanket and pillow.
Q: How will the event be supervised for minors that attend?Supervision of minors while on campus will be provided by the University in accordance with the established standards for the Protection of Minors. More information is available here.
RAISE AWARENESSRaising awareness is a two-fold concept which not only allows the student to learn about the integration and application of computer science in the world of liberal arts and sciences, but also offers exposure and brand recognition of your products and/or services by presenting our participants with a positive view of your company. Because hackathons are memorable events for students, your business will receive a significant amount of exposure. No matter the type of product or service you provide, or your company size, you will be a big part of StockHack.
RECRUITINGStudents who participate in a 24-hour competition demonstrate a strong passion and work ethic for their field of study. This passion and determination molds students to be hardworking and dedicated employees. StockHack provides your business with the opportunity to meet and interact with some of New Jersey's up and coming tech-talent.
LIVE FEEDBACKInteract with our participants and receive useful feedback at the event.
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