After much consideration, and advice from the CDC, NYS Department of Health, and SUNY Administration, FSC is taking necessary precautions to address the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). As such, the RAMHACK '20 scheduled for Friday, April 24th at Farmingdale State College, will be postponed until this Fall 2020 semester.
Please be on the lookout for the rescheduled date and time. We look forward to seeing you in the fall.
What is a Hackathon?
An initiative of Computer Systems, CPIS, Security Systems, and Electrical/Computer Engineering Technology Programs,
A competitive event in which people work in groups on software or hardware projects, with the goal of creating a functioning product by the end of the event.
What is RAMHACK'20?
RAMHACK'20 is a hackathon hosted by Farmingdale State College. RAMHACK'20 welcomes students from all backgrounds to create and innovate projects in a collaborative atmosphere in order to compete for prizes. The theme of RAMHACK'20 is "Tech for Social Good" - focusing on developing solutions that benefit society.
RAMHACK'20 is an initiative of Computer Systems/CPIS, Security Systems/Computer Security Technology, and Electrical/Computer Engineering Technology Programs
Some examples of sample applications can be:
- Helping senior citizens
- Safer/better ways to connect people
- Helping disabled children
- Bringing a local community together
- Supporting local businesses
- Enhancing the safety, security and alert time of a given community
RAMHACK20 welcomes students from different parts of Long Island/NYC and New York to innovate different projects in a collaborative atmosphere in order to compete for different prizes.
The RAMHACK'20 schedule is shown below and will be taking place Friday April 24,2020 (If for some reason you can't access the registration please try to clear your cache or use a different browser or go to incognito mode):
I'm not a student, so how can I get involved?
How much will FSC RAMHACK20 cost me?
It's completely free. If anything, you will walk away with more swag then you walked in with.
What if I don't know how to program?
That's perfectly fine there are numerous ways to contribute to your team's project without programming such as ideas, creating visual graphics and etc... All though if you want to learn how to program we will have workshops to transform your skills from zero to hero.
What if I don't have an idea?
That's normal most people don't have an idea before they get to the event. Although once you start talking to other people, you might come up with something together. Similarly, you can also work with somebody else on their idea if you like it. There will be prizes at the event which might provide you with some inspiration.
What do I need to bring?
You'll need Your college photo ID, a laptop and charger. Everything else is optional.
You won't need an idea or a team. At RAMHACK20 you create your own team (teams of 4 recommended). In addition, you and your team can create your own idea. Furthermore, you don't need to worry about food, we've got you covered.
Is there food?
Yes, we will have you covered on eating for the day! In addition, we also have multiple places on Route 110 where you can go to!
What can I win?
It's not about winning-it's about exploring your passion while making great friends. Although if you're a fan of winning, we've got you covered. We've got some great prizes in stock! A panel of professional judges will select the best designs based on the following criteria: creativity, functionality, level of technical difficulty, quality and how it relates to the theme. Sometimes sponsors like to offer their own prizes as well for specific categories which are evaluated themselves.
Should i bring a laptop?
We encourage all participants to bring their own laptop's and charger's some labs will have computer's but very limited. In addition there will also be lab's with workshops
All attendees of the RAMHACK20 Hackathon must adhere to the Farmingdale State College Policies . These policies will be enforced throughout the entire event and we expect full cooperation from all participants to help promote and foster a safe environment.
In addition to the policies above our community at Farmingdale State College strives to:
Be welcoming to the entire community, we welcome people of all backgrounds and identities.
Be respectful to one another you will be working with other team members.
Be friendly to each other as you will be interacting with many students, volunteers and industries
It is also important to note that throughout the event there will be no tolerating of any form of harassment. This includes but not limited too the following:
Offensive comments means any comments related to: gender, expression, orientation,
disability, mental illness, physical appearance, race, religious affiliation, age
and political affiliation, personal life style choices
Inappropriate physical contact without consent
Threats of violence both physical/ psychological
Stalking or following of an individual
Harassing photography or recording/ taking a picture of someone without their consent.
Unwelcomed physical attention this includes sexual images or behavior
As this is a hackathon, we would like to also explicitly note that:
The designs created at RAMHACK20 are equally subject to the anti-harassment policy.
Sponsors and partners are also subject to the anti-harassment policy
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact/find a member of RAMHACK20 immediately.
The RAMHACK20 staff will be happy to help participants contact any local law enforcement or otherwise assist individuals experiencing harassment in order to help them feel safe for the duration of the hackathon event.
In short be nice to each other and have fun! In addition, anything you build at RAMHACK20 is yours and your teammates property.
April 24, 2020
8:30am - 9:00pm
Roosevelt Hall, Little Theater
Thank you to all of our attendees, we look forward to seeing you at future events.