Find Your Frontier!

April 7-9, 2023 @ XFINITY Center

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General Track

For any and all hackers! Build the perfect hack using hardware, software, and collaboration with other tech-lovers, design thinkers, and students - all skill and experience levels are welcome!

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Beginner Track

New to hackathons? Don't know how to code? No worries! At Bitcamp, you'll have access to beginner-friendly workshops, helpful mentors, personalized one-on-one sessions, and resources to kickstart your coding journey.

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Hardware Track

Embark on your hardware journey at Bitcamp with access to exclusive hardware materials, mentors, and workshops! We'll provide all the resources needed to build your very own hardware project and master hardware fundamentals.

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Quantum Track

Hackers will delve into the field of quantum computing with exclusive mentors, sponsors, and workshops! Hackers will use their knowledge of Python and other computing skills on educational and interactive Quantum Track activities. If you’ve been a previous participant of the Quantum track, there will be new, challenging prompts for you to tackle!

Quantum Track sponsored by IonQ
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Machine Learning Track

Our newest track! If you’re wowed by recent AI advancements like ChatGPT, this is the track for you! We will have ML-related workshops, guest speakers, and activities (basic Python programming skills highly recommended).


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Colorwar is a rapid-fire live-design competition and one of the highlights of Bitcamp. Compete in our online design challenge for a chance to draw in front of a live audience at Bitcamp for some cool prizes!

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Design Den

Need help designing your hack during Bitcamp? Stop by Design Den, and Bitcamp’s design team will help you work on your hack’s user interface and user experience. It’s like office hours, but for design 😎

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The Campfire Games is a way to learn, grow, and build with the Bitcamp Community. At the start of this year's event, you will join one of three teams based on your personality and interests — joining forces with hackers from around the world! By winning unique challenges, attending workshops, and participating in mini-events, you'll rack up points for your team. At the end of Bitcamp, members of the winning team will receive limited edition Bitcamp Apparel. Find your community, develop your team identity, and collaborate on something bigger than yourself:

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Red Team

The red team is passionate and fiery! Their emotion is their strength in handling whatever comes their way.

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Blue Team

The blue team is rational and clear-headed. Their curiosity and intelligence are some of their greatest assets in understanding and exploring the world around them.

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Green Team

The green team is adaptable—always growing and thriving in new and challenging circumstances.


Bitcamp is a hackathon that values participant experience and mentorship over competitiveness and points. Come to have fun with your friends, learn something new, eat s'mores, and have a generally awesome time. We have all sorts of crazy activities planned for you...come find out the rest!
A hackathon is a creative marathon all about building something cool. Students are encouraged to come up with an idea, form teams, and then build out that idea (typically through programming!) into a product in 36 hours. We want you to take something you love (sports, art, camping, anything!) and combine it with technology to make something awesome. It's a great time to push the envelope and learn some new skills.
No prior experience is required to attend Bitcamp. Exciting workshops and helpful mentors will give you the resources to help you build your dream project. Just come with your head and a willingness to learn!
No idea? No team? No problem! There will be dedicated events during Bitcamp for idea creation and team formations.
Yes! Minors can attend with a chaperone, and can apply here!
Although Bitcamp is a hackathon, there is no requirement to hack if you don't want to. If hacking isn't your thing, you can still participate in our exciting workshops and fun mini-events.
We'd love to get you on our volunteering or mentoring teams! If you'd like to help, please fill out our mentor form or our volunteer form. Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates!
Projects are submitted by teams to DevPost. You don't need to finalize your team until project submissions are due during the event. You may work individually or in a team of up to four campers. Don't have a team in mind? No problem! Bitcamp will kick off with an optional team formation event.
It’s not competitive at all! The application process primarily serves as a way for us to verify application details as they come in. Unless you receive any contact from us (other than the confirmation email), we’ll see you by the campfire!
Any college student or high school student is more than welcome to apply to Bitcamp!
Yes! There is no cost to attend Bitcamp.
People not registered for Bitcamp will not be allowed entrance to the hackathon.
From Augmented Reality Human-Scale Pong to a research paper detailing vulnerabilities in Google's reCaptcha system, the projects at Bitcamp span across all categories and interests. You can check out all of the amazing submissions at the Bitcamp 2022 Devpost!
Arduinos, sensors (ultrasonic, photoresistors, thermistors), inputs (buttons, switches), outputs (LEDs, piezo speakers, 7-segment displays, micro servo motors), passive components (resistors, capacitors, diodes), and wiring.
We'd love to have you attend! We are providing bus transportation along the following routes:
  • George Mason University, University of Virginia
  • Johns Hopkins University, Morgan State University
  • UMBC
If you go to these one of these schools, our travel team will contact you with bus registration details within a few days. Contact [email protected] with any questions!
No, attendees are not required to wear a mask. However, feel free to wear a mask if you would like!


Interested in sponsoring us?
Email us at [email protected] or view our prospectus.