MechMania 28

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MechMania is a 24 hour AI hackathon where students team up to write a bot that plays a game. Every year, we build a game in secret, and challenge you to write the best bot! You can fly solo, or participate in a group of up to four. We will have some time before the tournament starts for you to find a team and you can re-register if you decide to join a team! Learn more here at our FAQ.

How to Compete

MechMania open to all skill levels of coding. we provide the starter code in Java and Python, and you can focus on creating an awesome strategy to beat the other teams' bots in our game. No experience in artificial intelligence or machine learning is required to participate. In many years past, several freshmen have won the top three positions!

Competition Schedule

We will be hosting MechMania in room 1320 at the Digital Computer Laboratory, come join us!

# Start End Event
1 Friday 6:30pm Friday 8:00pm Room open & Snacks
2 Friday 6:50pm Friday 7:30pm Introduction
3 Friday 9:50pm Saturday 11:00am Room closed
4 -- Saturday 7:30pm Final Submissions Due
5 Saturday 8:00pm Saturday 9:00pm Final Tournament & Awards Ceremony

Oh, and did we mention there are prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place? (To be eligible for prizes, you must fill out this form).

If you want to find out about the game, you'll just have to see us on Twitch and Discord, Friday, September 30th at 6:50pm CT.