Hack, build, and innovate at MIT's largest hackathon. Sept 19 - 20.

HackMIT is MIT’s largest hackathon. Over a 24-hour period from September 19 to 20, 1,000 hackers from around the world will gather on MIT’s campus to experiment and innovate on software and hardware projects. This is your weekend to dust off old ideas or try something completely new. Imagine the craziest projects possible, and work on the hack of your dreams!

PLEASE NOTE: We are NOT using Devpost for project submission.

Please submit your team name and table number to http://go.hackmit.org/submit by 9:30am on Sunday, September 20th. This link will be active starting at 8am on Sunday, September 20th. You may continue to hack on your project until hacking stops at 11am on Sunday, September 20th.

For Sponsor Prizes:

We are NOT using Devpost for project submission for sponsor prizes either. Please go visit the company table to enter your project for the sponsor prize.

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Eligibility

Teams that were admitted through the HackMIT lottery system and follow the Code of Conduct are eligible to submit an entry. You must be at least 18 years old and an undergraduate college student. 

Requirements

We are not using Devpost for project submission.

Please submit your team name and table number to http://go.hackmit.org/submit by 9:30am on Sunday, September 20th. This link will be active starting at 8am on Sunday, September 20th. You may continue to hack on your project until hacking stops at 11am on Sunday, September 20th.

How to enter

Registration is now closed for HackMIT. There is no longer any way to enter HackMIT unless you are a local student trying to walk-in the day-of.

 

Judges

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Elizabeth Borowsky
Director of Mapping at Akamai Technologies

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Vivek Farias
CTO and Co-founder of Celect

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Joshua Ma
HackMIT co-founder & founding engineer at Benchling

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Joshua Weaver
Engineer at Google

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Phillip Kim
VP of Data Product Innovation at Capital One Labs

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Complexity
    Is the hack technically difficult or interesting? Does the hack apply technical skills to solve a challenging problem? Is the hack impressive when considering the time constraints?
  • Idea, Novelty, and Wow Factor
    How creative or original is the idea? Does the hack present a new and unique functionality? Or does the hack demonstrate a new solution/new angle/increased scale on an older problem or goal?
  • Design and Implementation
    Is the user experience smooth, intuitive, and clear? Is the hack aesthetically pleasing? Does the design of the hack contribute to its functionality? Does the hack feature clever integration of different kinds of hardware/API?