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The MoMath hackathon.

August 5th and 6th.

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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 take on exhibit enhancement and visitor experience projects, or be among the first to experiment with new SDKs for two of the Museum's breathtaking exhibits, Dynamic Wall and Math Square. Winning projects may be incorporated into the Museum experience!

Where
MoMath, 11 E 26th Street in Manhattan
Who
Developers, creative technologists, and anyone with a technical curiosity and something to express.
Participants under 16 years old must register with an adult.
When
August 5th and 6th

Challenges

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.
Explore your own ideas at MoMath
Use the Wolfram Language to develop an innovative, interactive demonstration of your favorite mathematical concept.

Prizes

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.

Schedule

A mentor from Wolfram Research will be holding a two-hour Wolfram Language workshop on Saturday morning from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm and will be present throughout the event to assist participants with projects using Wolfram tools.

Saturday

10 amBreakfast (provided) and mingle
10:30 amOpening remarks
11:00 amIntroduction to projects and team formation
11:30 amHacking begins! Take mental breaks by visiting the Museum
1:30 pmLunch (provided)
5 pmMuseum closes to the public; exclusive access to exhibits begins
7 pmDinner (provided). Most exhibits close; hackathon exhibits stay open through the night
10 pmBehind the scenes technology tour/workshop with MoMath technology team

Sunday

8 amAll exhibits reopen
9 amBreakfast (provided)
10 amMuseum opens to the public
12 pmLunch (provided)
2 pmHacking ends; begin presentations
4:30 pmAwards and thank yous
5 pmHackathon ends
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.