Hackathon schedule

Saturday, February 5 -- Day 1

  • noon: registration and plug-in
  • 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm: lunch / quick product demo / challenge guidelines
  • 2:30 pm: start hacking!  (Elsevier development techs will be available for consultation 24 hours)
  • 7 pm: dinner
  • 9:30 pm: snacks and desserts

Sunday, February 6 -- Day 2

  • 8 am – 10 am : breakfast
  • 12 pm – 1 pm : lunch
  • 2:30 pm: stop hacking
  • 2:45 pm – 3:30 pm : select presentations from the Hackathon students
  • 4 pm: prizes & awards

(Note:  the NJIT Superbowl party is free and open to all NJIT students and immediately follows the Hackathon in Ballrooms A & B.)


During the Hackathon, there will be several guest lectures and workshops on open data and web API topics.  Hackers can continue coding or take a break and chill out to a guest lecture.

  • Mike Taylor is a member of the W3C HTML Working Group.  He is a Web Opener for Opera Software and hypertext enthusiast living in Brooklyn, NY. Twitter: @miketaylr
  • Ryan Dietz is a member of the Elsevier Professional Services group responsible for the development and support of SciVerse Application Framework. He will provide an introduction to OpenSocial gadget programming using SciVerse APIs.
  • Bastian Hofman is a committer and PMC member at the Apache Shindig project, and software developer at VZnet, the company behind the three largest German based social networks (studiVZ, meinVZ and schülerVZ, see http://www.meinvz.net/l/about_us for details) and is responsible for the OpenSocial integration into these platforms.  Twitter:  @BastianHofmann
  • Ale de Vries is a Senior Product Manager and Elsevier API specialist.

Music & Movies

We'll also be playing some music during the Hackathon to keep y'all awake and coding!  So bring your own earbuds and iPods if you don't want to listen to what we're playing.

In our side-lounge, we'll be projecting some movies, in case you need to rest your brains.