Flower City Pro/Am Hackathon

Work first-hand with IT pros to solve a community problem using technology

Hello, and greetings from the Flower City Pro Am Hackathon Staff:
 
The health and safety of our people, partners, and students in our communities is our top priority. Given the evolving situation around COVID-19, we have decided to postpone the Hackathon. We look forward to rescheduling this event in the Fall of 2020.
 
We hope you’ll be able to join us on our rescheduled date, as a registered participant we will e-mail you with an update about registration information as soon as it’s available. 

Please continue to visit our website at http://www.flowercityhackathon.com for updates about the event and for our rescheduled date. We look forward to seeing you in the Fall!
 
Thank you,
Flower City Pro/Am Hackathon Organizers

Make some connections and win prizes!

Wegmans Food Markets Corporate Office

Robert B. Wegman Conference Center, 200 Wegmans Market Street, Rochester, NY, 14624

 

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What people are saying

Students from local universities are looking forward to working with professionals, networking, and learning about local opportunities for careers while solving community challenges!

 

What Is It?

Hosted by Wegmans Food Markets, the Flower City Pro-Am Hackathon is a 24-hour event that connects you with IT professionals from companies like Microsoft, Paychex and M&T Bank.


Showcase your skills in computer science, creativity, entrepreneurship, teamwork and ingenuity.


Work in a team of 3 or 4 alongside a professional mentor who will guide you throughout the competition. How will your team use technology to solve a community problem?


This is networking at your fingertips. Connect with local employers and learn about the opportunities upstate New York has to offer you when you graduate.


And did we mention all the great food, entertainment, swag and surprises?

 

Pro / Am Hackathon Format

All the Details

  • Teams of 3-4 students can register as a group

  • Closer to the event each team will be assigned a "pro"

  • Pros are part of the team and can contribute their skills, resources, and have hands on the keyboard with the rest of the group

  • There will be a series of community problems presented to address and each team will choose one

  • Standard science fair judging will conclude the event

  • Prizes for each problem category!

 

Hackathon Sponsors

Valued Partnerships

 
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Wegmans Food Markets

Host Sponsor

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Arista Networks

Tech Network Sponsor

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M&T Tech

Inspire Sponsor

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Paychex

Inspire Sponsor

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Solu Technology Partners

Inspire Sponsor

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ESL

Aspire Sponsor

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Constellation Brands

Encourage Sponsor

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Pluralsight

Encourage Sponsor

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SMP

Encourage Sponsor

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Genuent

Motivate Sponsor

Microsoft

Technology Sponsor

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TEK Systems

Motivate Sponsor

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LPA Software Solutions

Confidence Sponsor

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Ergotron

Ergonomics Sponsor

Local Non-Profit

Valued Partnerships

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City of Rochester

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Monroe County

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NextCorps Luminate

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Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce

 

Get in Touch

We’d love to hear from you - please message us with questions or comments!

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FAQ

The Answers You Need

 

How much does it cost?

Thanks to our sponsors, the event is

100% FREE for students.

Prize Categories?

There will be roughly 8-12 problems offered up to teams to solve.  You will learn about them at the actual event.


Each problem will have a direct community impact and will be something you should be proud to have on your resume!

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What does the pro do?

The PRO is there to help out the team and be a functioning member of your group!  They will be a source of experience that often is lacking for these kinds of events.

Need to stand up a database?  A PRO has probably done that many times and knows how to coach the team through getting things like that set up quickly; perhaps even in the cloud!

Transportation?

If you are a college student in a Rochester area school, RTS will be running a bus loop at the beginning and end of the competition.

There will be a bus charter available for:

  • University of Buffalo

  • Buffalo State College

  • Syracuse University

  • Cornell University

  • Ithaca College

Transportation will be free for students who register online and check the box to be included in our transportation efforts.

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