EVENT OVERVIEW

  • This year’s Macathon will be held non-stop from 4:30 PM Friday, Nov. 9 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 in Olin-Rice and Campus Center (Final).
  • Each team will be numbered from 1 to 21. Rooms and schedules are assigned according to that number.
  • Teams check-in at Smail Gallery at 4:30 PM on Friday. After dinner, teams can start working in assigned room.
  • Between 11:15 am and 1:00 pm on Saturday, one judge will visit each team to conduct prototype test. All coding and prototyping must be done by this time.
  • At 1:15 pm, all teams are called to make a 9-minute semi-final presentation, followed by questions and feedback from judges. Refer to Semifinals Schedule and Judging Matrix.
  • Final presentations will be held in John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 4:30 PM. Teams are called at 4:15 PM. Six finalists will be announced and make presentations at the event. After their presentations, the winners will be chosen. INVITE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY!

FOOD

Snacks and beverages will be available throughout the event. Meals will be at scheduled times. Please check schedule for information as to location and meal time.

PROTOTYPE TEST

To better credit programming and/or other technical work, a “prototype test” will be conducted with each team on Saturday, prior to the team presentations. This is the team’s opportunity to share with the judges specifics about the technology used, process, and/or completed coding. Refer to Prototype Testing for schedule and matrix.

ORIGINALITY

Your product or service must be the original product of the team and its members and created during the event. However, team members are encouraged to consult peers, interested faculty, Macathon judges and planning committee members with any questions about the viability or development of their concepts and presentations. Macalester College has no claim to the concepts, ideas, products, and services developed during and for the Macathon.