Calling All Hackers, Builders & Innovators,

Hack@CEWIT is back at the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) at Stony Brook University! In partnership with our friends at Major League Hacking and Softheon, this year's theme is IoT & Security and will incorporate both physical build and capture the flag components.

Join us for President's Day weekend, February 16-18, 2018, to improve your skills, learn new programs, and meet fellow hackers and industry gurus while competing for over $7K in prizes!

Interested in hacking, partnering, or have questions for our team? Visit or contact us at Check out the 2017 recap and register today.

See you at Hack@CEWIT!


All currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students or recent December 2017 college graduates. Valid student ID required at check-in. Max 4 per team. 

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$7,000 in prizes

Top-Tier: Cream of the crop

MLH Medals

Most Innovative: Easy out-of-the-box

(of a product, idea, etc.) featuring new methods; advanced and original.

Most Ambitious: A for effort

having or showing a strong desire and determination to succeed.

Most Original: Move fast, break things

present or existing from the beginning; first or earliest.

Entrepreneur's Choice: Identify a need, any need, and fill it

en·tre·pre·neur·ship äntrəprəˈnərˌSHip noun the activity of setting up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit. Entrepreneurship, at its core, is a mindset, a way of thinking and acting. It is about imagining new ways to solve problems and create value. Successful entrepreneurs on the Hack@CEWIT judging panel will make their pick of the project that best aligns with this vision.

Most Health-Conscious: Tech for Healthcare's Sake

health-con·scious adjective having an active interest in one's health.

Health Tech, or digital health, is the use of technology (databases, applications, mobiles, wearables) to improve the delivery, payment, and/or consumption of healthcare.

Softheon's Pick: Best Use of Softheon APIs

Hack@CEWIT host sponsor, Softheon, takes their pick of the hack that exhibits the most significant use of Softheon payment, identity, and/or data services API.

Northwell Health Challenge: API Baking

In this challenge, teams will be asked to utilize Northwell proprietary and public APIs to create a friendly patient or provider experience for reviewing patient health records. Develop a friendly UI that makes Patient Data more accessible and easily navigated and you'll win $1,000 and a VIP tour of the Northwell Innovation Center and one-on-one time with Vish Anantraman - Northwell's Chief Innovation Officer.

Northwell Health Challenge: No-Show Predictive

Do you ever make a doctor's appointment only to skip it? Why do people not show up to their own health care appointments? Is it the weather? The distance? Traffic? We'll give you a large data set on no-show appointments. Your goal is to help us predict which appointments are likely to be missed. Develop a model and you'll win $1,000 and a VIP tour of the Northwell Innovation Center and one-on-one time with Vish Anantraman - Northwell's Chief Innovation Officer.

Cisco's Pick: Best Use of Cisco APIs (3)

Our friends at Cisco are awarding Meraki APs for the top 3 teams plus a special intro to a Cisco App Developer Partner for 1 lucky team!

1010data's Pick: Best Data Visualization

Our friends at 1010data are awarding a team of their choice a Sonos Play:1 Speaker for the best data visualization in the house.

VR Dev: Best Virtual Environment (2)

Our friends at VR World NYC, the world's largest virtual reality entertainment destination showcasing over 50 unique experiences from art and film to gaming and multiplayer features, are awarding day passes for the top team + VR World swag for the runner-up!

Best Domain Name from

Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essentials Kit

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

$250 AWS Credit

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Hack@CEWIT is an open event, no application required. To join us, register via Major League Hacking at


Eugene Sayan

Eugene Sayan
Founder & CEO, Softheon Inc.

Joe Marchese

Joe Marchese
Managing Director, SVAM International, Inc.

Matt Schaner

Matt Schaner
Product Specialist, Cisco Meraki, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Matthew Del Signore

Matthew Del Signore
UI Developer, 1010data

Tim Cooper

Tim Cooper
Software Developer, Global Innovation Center, Henry Schein, Inc.

Steve Schmidt

Steve Schmidt
VP of Marketing, Digital Fly

Vincent Daempfle

Vincent Daempfle
Advanced Software Engineer, Zebra Technologies

Vish Anantraman

Vish Anantraman
Chief Innovation Architect, Northwell Health

Yingchao Zhang

Yingchao Zhang
Chief Architect, CrossFlow

Melissa Clarke

Melissa Clarke
CTO & Director of Arts and Education at VR World

Michael Gouzman

Michael Gouzman
CTO, Center for Advanced Technology in Diagnostic Tools and Sensor Systems (SensorCAT), Stony Brook University

Judging Criteria

  • Criteria I: Innovation
    Innovation - The most innovative apps are new concepts that solve a problem in a unique way with new features.
  • Criteria II: User Interface / User Experience
    User Interface / User Experience - The best apps are intuitive, visually appealing, and designed for the intended user.
  • Criteria III: Overall Quality
    Overall Quality - The best apps are aligned with system design and software engineering best practices and are well polished.
  • Criteria IV: Technical Complexity
    Technical Complexity - The best apps have a sophisticated design.
  • Criteria V: Quality of Pitch / Project Impact
    Quality of Pitch / Project Impact - The best apps have a clear business potential or broad impact (e.g., social, educational, etc.).

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