Trails are themed event maps for you to explore throughout Bitcamp. Attend
workshops to learn new things and be on the lookout for checkpoints for the
chance to win some loot.
Approach your hack from a entrepreneurship point of view. Powered by: UMD
Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the UMD Dingman Center for
Startup Shell Tour
Delivering the Killer Pitch
- Saturday @ 3 PM
Learn tips and techniques for delivering the killer pitch from
- Saturday @ 8 PM
Pitch your idea to a panel of experts for the chance to win some prize
packs. Winners will be chosen based on their delivery and originality
of their idea.
Adam VanWager - Adam is a community and Venture programs
coordinator at the University of Maryland’s Dingman Center for
Entrepreneurship. He manages a weekly pitch program and teaches
the lean startup methodology. In the past, Adam has worked as an
Inbound Area Manager at Amazon.com and founded a startup,
Thomas Alford - Thomas is a data-driven entrepreneur who
identifies channels, strategies, tracking, and optimizations with
a focus on positive ROI. He has a background in digital startups,
business development, marketing strategy, sports marketing, and
We have time for about 15 pitches so please fill out this form to be
considered. It requires a three sentence description of what your
pitch will be about.
From programming and design, to jenga blocks and water pong, this trail is
built to test your resourcefulness across a wide range of subjects.
If you are new to programming, haven’t coded in a while, or just want
to see what a coding challenge looks like. Will be open all event
For those who want to test out their programming prowess. The hacker
on the top of the leaderboard gets a Prize Pack.
- Code your way through a series of game challenges.
Knockout Speed Design Challenge. Click
here for more information.
- Put your skills to the test using Jenga Blocks.
- You know the drill.
- Sunday @ 1 AM
This Trail is a guided intro to hacking for beginners. Hands-on workshops to
guide you through the process of starting a project, using APIs, and
deploying your idea. Taught by umd.io and friends.
- Friday @ 11pm
- Introduction to HTML, CSS, and Sinatra
- Introduction to REST API's using umd.io
- Making your hack look polished
- Learn how to deploy using Github Pages, Heroku, and more!
Social Impact Trail
This trail, sponsored by Project Delta, has everything to do with making an
impact on the world over the weekend. Students get the chance to work
directly with a variety of organizations, including non-profits and NGOs to
produce usable and realistic hacks. For the duration of the event, hackers
will receive access to one-on-one mentorship from professionals from our
partner organizations and the Project Delta team.
Meet and greet your fellow social hackers at the Ice Cream Social!
We’ll all head over together.
Project Delta will introduce the Trail. The partner organizations will
talk about who they are and the problems they are currently facing.
- Friday @ 10 PM
Social Change Whiteboard Brainstorm Workshop:
- We’ll bring the whiteboards, you bring the ideas.
- Friday @ 11 PM
Students pitch ideas and prototypes to the partner organizations and
recieve feedback in order to finetune their hacks.
- Saturday @ 10 AM
This may be a Ping Pong tournament, or it may be a scavenger hunt.
Whatever it is, it’ll be a fun event. You’ll find out on Saturday!
- Saturday @ 4 PM
Check back in to see your progress and start planning for the expo.
- Saturday @ 10 PM