The MoMath hackathon

July 14 and 15, 2018

Join the MoMath technology team for a weekend of fun and creation.
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Get a behind-the-scenes look at the tech that makes the magic happen and a sneak peek at some of the exciting new projects in the works. Hack in teams to imagine how the latest augmented reality platforms can be used to expand an exhibit experience beyond the physical world, develop interactive web features and demonstrations of your favorite mathematical topics, or experiment with software development kits (SDKs) for two of the Museum’s breathtaking exhibits, Dynamic Wall and Math Square. Winning projects may be incorporated into the Museum experience!

MoMath, 11 East 26th Street in Manhattan
Developers, creative technologists, and anyone with technical curiosity and something to express.
Participants under 16 years old must register and attend with an adult.
July 14 and 15, 2018


Augmented reality at MoMath
Use the latest augmented reality tools and frameworks to add new levels of immersion to the Museum.
Develop an innovative, interactive demonstration of your favorite mathematical concept.
Dynamic Wall at MoMath
Move the wall! Dynamic Wall is a monumental kinetic sculpture waiting for your commands. Be among the first to use MoMath's new SDK to explore the possibilities of this breathtaking exhibit.
Math Square at MoMath
Math Square is the biggest touch screen you've ever seen. Use the brand new SDK and the latest frontend web technologies to create new interactive games and experiences.


Creative uses of MoMath exhibit SDKs have a chance to become part of the daily visitor experience, and unique web experiences may be integrated into the Museum's redesigned website, coming soon.

Winning teams in each category will be awarded one-of-a-kind prizes from MoMath's collection of unique pieces developed for Additions: the official shop of the National Museum of Mathematics.



11:00 amOpening remarks
11:30 amIntroduction to projects and team formation
12 pmHacking begins! Take mental breaks by visiting the Museum
1 pmLunch (provided)
5 pmMuseum closes to the public; exclusive access to exhibits begins
7 pmDinner (provided). Most exhibits close; MASQ and DYWA open throughout night, others upon request


8 amAll exhibits reopen
9 amBreakfast (provided)
10 amMuseum opens to the public
12 pmLunch (provided)
1 pmHacking ends; begin judging
4 pmAwards and thank yous
5 pmHackathon ends
Exact times subject to minor adjustments through Sunday morning.
MoMath will be open and accessible to hackathon participants throughout Saturday night and early Sunday morning. You are welcome to come and go as you please, or to bring sleeping materials for use at the Museum.