The Hackathon is coming back at the 2019 International Microwave Symposium (IMS2019) in Boston, Massachusetts!
This is a fun event where participating teams (two people per team) are given a microwave design problem, and are required to prototype their solutions within a certain amount of time. This year's hackathon will continue the fast-paced style of recent years' hackathons, but be extended to one hourso that the scale and complexity of the problem are increased. The competition is open to all IMS attendees, and awards will be given to the winning hackers!
The theme of this hackathon is "Everyday Microwave". We highlight the idea that applications of knowledge in microwave and prototyping of microwave designs do not necessarily rely on sophisticated materials and tools; rather, they can be realized through simple things in our everyday life: materials for your home decor, cutting knifes, calculators, pencils and paper. Also, the hackers will not be allowed to use professional simulation software; because we believe the countless free tools on the Internet and a Smith Chart would suffice! All computers and parts needed for the competition will be provided.
We anticipate to have about 10 teams and the sign-ups are on a first-come, first-served basis. To sign up for the event, fill the form here:https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/0ae753e6b23c4a10a56e01d27c244373
In May, we will announce the list of teams and send out more logistics information.
Contact Information: For details of the event, contact the event chair, Ruonan Han (Associate Professor, MIT) via ruonan at mit dot edu