Create amazing projects at the best 24-hour software and hardware hackathon.

DragonHacks 2017 is 24-hour hardware and software hackathon at Drexel University. 


10:00 AM

Venue Opens to Sponsors and Volunteers

11:30 AM

Registration Opens

12:30 PM


1:00 PM

Opening Ceremony

2:00 PM

Hacking Commences

2:00 PM

Team Formation Event

3:00 PM

SEI Talk: Angular 2

6:00 PM


9:00 PM

Insomnia Cookies

10:00 PM

Nighttime Snack (Taste of Philly)


3:00 AM

Late Night Snack

8:30 AM


12:00 PM


2:00 PM

Project Submission Deadline

2:15 PM

Judging Begins

4:00 PM

Closing Ceremony

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Bryson Alef

Bryson Alef
Co-Founder of Scholly

Evan Brophy

Evan Brophy
Software Engineer at Scholly

Mike Courtney

Mike Courtney
CTO of Oat Foundry

Owen Farrel

Owen Farrel
Manager at CapTech Ventures

Shaw Levin

Shaw Levin
Software Developer at Brandywine Global

Toni Ruffo

Toni Ruffo
Software Developer at SIG

Jason Sherman

Jason Sherman
CEO of Go To Consulting

Judging Criteria

  • Problem Statement
    The project has a clear problem statement and indicates how the project will solve it.
  • Idea
    The originality of an idea will also be considered during judging. If something similar exists it must differentiate from it in some way that makes sense.
  • Implementation
    This criteria considers how much of the project is original work completed during the hackathon compared to building on existing libraries, projects, etc. It also includes how polished and well implemented the project is.
  • Presentation
    This criteria is based on the team's ability to articulate the problem they are trying to solve and their solution to it. It also takes into account the team's ability to discuss the technical aspects of the project.