Guy L. Steele Jr. (A.B., 1975, Harvard College; S.M., 1977, MIT; Ph.D., 1980, MIT) is a Software Architect at Oracle Labs. He has taught at Carnegie-Mellon University, and worked for Tartan Laboratories, Thinking Machines Corporation, and Sun Microsystems. He is author or co-author of five books: Common Lisp: The Language, C: A Reference Manual, The Hacker’s Dictionary, The High Performance Fortran Handbook, and The Java Language Specification. He is an ACM Fellow, IEEE Fellow, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Member of the National Academy of Engineering. He and his advisor Gerald Jay Sussman created the Scheme programming language at MIT in 1975. He has served on accredited standards committees X3J11 (C language) and X3J3 (Fortran), and served as chairman of X3J13 (Common Lisp). He designed the original EMACS command set and was the first person to port TeX. He is co-chair of the Fourth ACM Conference on the History of Programming Languages, to be held in London in July, 2020.
Minerva Tantoco is an innovator, inventorm startup founder, investor, pioneer in mobile technology, and a frequent speaker on AI, blockain, and fintech trends. Her previous roles include Senior Product Manager at Palm, Chief Technology Officer at Merrill Lynch and UBS, and holds four US patents on intelligent workflow. Minerva Tantoco was co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Grasshopper Bank, the first digital commercial banke to receive a natonal bank charter, and previously served as New York City’s first-ever Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Appointed in 2014, Tantoco directed the Mayor’s Office of Technology and Innovation. As CTO, Tantoco launched groundbreaking initiatives in smart city policy and government tech, such as LinkNYC, CSforAll, Neighborhoods.NYC, the first-ever IoT Guidelines for New York City, and NYC’s Smart+Equitable City Strategy. Based on her efforts, New York City was named "2016 Best Smart City" at the Global Smart City Awards. Tantoco was named 2016 Distinguished Fellow, Barnard College, Athena Center for Leadership Studies. Tantoco serves on the Board of the New York Hall of Science (nysci.org), and as Board Member, New York Tech Alliance (nytm.org). Ms. Tantoco is passionate about improving inclusion in the technology idustry and using tech for good.
Over his career, Paul has led products and driven product strategy for organizations ranging from startups to Fortune 25 environments. Prior to joining Algorand, Paul was with Carbon Black where he led product management for all strategic initiatives across a portfolio of products that produce over $200 million in recurring revenue. This role included being market facing where he pushed to educate, advocate, and contribute to thought leadership in the cybersecurity space. Prior to Carbon Black, Paul held a number of leadership positions including global product management at IBM and founding a sales oriented startup. Paul holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Integrated Science and Technology from James Madison University and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.
Ross Finman was previously Co-founder and CEO of Escher Reality, acquired by Niantic Labs early 2018. He is a current Forbes 30 under 30 and previously spent a decade working in computer vision at MIT and CMU. He has worked at NASA and SpaceX, after growing up on a llama farm.
Stan has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell, a Masters' in Electrical Engineering and Operations Research from MIT, and an MBA from Harvard. He started his career as a chip designer for National SemiConductor and as a Consultant at McKinsey before joining Matrix Partners as an investor. At Matrix, Stan focuses on early stage investments across technology sectors and works with companies including Hyper9 (acquired by Solarwinds), QPID Health (acquired by eviCore), Acacia Communications (ACIA), Xtalic, RightHand Robotics and LogRocket.
Registration is closed!
Can I attend?
If you are an MIT undergraduate or you are an MIT M.Eng student or you are a college undergraduate AND you are at least 18 years old, then yes!
How does registration work?
Registration is now closed! We will have very limited walk-on availability on the morning of September 14th. Otherwise, look out for HackMIT 2020 registration in July!
Round 1 deadline: July 7, 11:59pm EDT
Round 2 deadline: July 14, 11:59pm EDT
Round 3 deadline: July 21, 11:59pm EDT
Round 4 deadline: July 28, 11:59pm EDT
If you’re accepted, you will have a week to confirm your attendance.
What are tracks?
This year, HackMIT is all about hacking for a reason! To help focus your ideation process, we’ve developed eight tracks, or impact areas, for you to hack in. Sponsors will be awarding prizes within each of the tracks. We can’t wait to see what problems you tackle with your project!
How will tracks work?
Upon confirmation, you will select a track to hack in. In order to be considered for HackMIT prizes, you will have to submit to a specific track (although you’re welcome to submit to challenges in multiple tracks).
Where’s the schedule?
We’ll release a more detailed schedule in August. For now, know that we’re planning for check-in to start Saturday at 8am and for closing ceremony to end Sunday at 4pm.
Does this cost money?
Nope! Admission is free and includes meals, drinks, snacks, overnight hosting, workshops, swag, and a memorable experience!
What will I eat?
We’ll provide food for all meals from Saturday’s breakfast to Sunday’s lunch. If you have dietary restrictions, we’ll try our best to accommodate them. Of course, we’ll also have an abundance of snacks throughout the hacking period.
Where will I sleep?
Hacking all night is fun, but you can also get some rest when you need it! If you indicate in your confirmation form and you live outside the Boston area, we can match you with an MIT student who will provide places to sleep and shower. 😴😴😴
How do I get there?
If you’re travelling more than 30 miles to MIT, we’ll reimburse your travel, as long as you upload your travel receipts upon confirming your attendance and submit a project before judging at the event. We reimburse up to $200 for all travel (domestic and international). We also provide buses free of charge to select East Coast cities. See your registration dashboard for the latest details about reimbursements and busing!
What should I bring?
Bring a valid student ID and government-issued ID for admission and a laptop for hacking. We’ll provide pretty much everything else—air mattresses, toiletries, stickers, snacks, sponsor swag, and more! If you like to be comfy, you can bring a blanket, pillow, and towel.
How do teams work?
Teams are at most 4 people. You can select teammates when you register, or you can register individually without specified teammates. We’ll admit by teams, so rest assured you’ll be able to hack with your friends!
What if I don’t have a team?
If you don’t have a team now, that’s okay! We’ll have team formation and ideation events geared towards helping you find people to work with.
What if I’m an MIT student?
If you’re an MIT freshman, you must register by July 26th and confirm by August 4th to be guaranteed a spot at HackMIT. All other MIT students will need to submit applications. Otherwise, you can try for walk-on admission the day of the event. Please keep in mind that open spots will be very limited on the day-of.
What about hardware hacks?
We’ll provide some hardware such as Arduinos and Raspberry Pis—the usual hacker essentials and more. Let us know what you’d like to hack on in our registration form.
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What if I have more questions?
Please email us at [email protected] if you’re in any way confused or concerned! We’d love to help you out :)
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