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!
MechMania is 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!
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 Friday, September 24th at 12:00pm CT. If you want to find out more about MechMania, please visit
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if you have any other questions. See you soon!
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