Come hack with us!

Join passionate students and tech industry leaders for a fun 36 hours of creativity, collaboration, and innovation! Imagine and create exciting projects and find solutions for any of our three tracks: Conservation for Society, Fit-Tech, and Smart Home.

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Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$11,050 in prizes

BostonHacks Best General Hack

Airpod Pros

BostonHacks Best FitTech Track

JBL Speaker

BostonHacks Best Smart Home Track

Projector

BostonHacks Best Conservation for Society

Self cleaning water bottle

Honorable Mentions (3)

Prizes for incorporating echoAR platform

$50 Amazon gift card per team
1-month free Business Tier access (per team member)
Selected projects will be featured on our “Inspiration” Page

Best Use of Twilio API

Logitech C925e Webcam

Best Use of Google Cloud - Use any Google Cloud product (2)

Google Cloud branded backpack, water bottle, and trophy

Best Use of Google Cloud - COVID-19 Hackathon Fund (2)

Select projects may receive an invitation to apply to the Google Cloud COVID-19 hackathon fund awarding up to $5,000 in cloud credits and guidance from Google developers

MLH - Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

- Register a .tech, .space, or .online domain name using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a PowerSquare
- Qi Wireless Phone Charger & Domain.com Backpack.
Prize: PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger & Domain.com Backpack

MLH - Best Hardware Hack Sponsored by Digi-Key (2)

Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with Arduino Uno R3 included. 1 prize for each winning team member with 2
winning teams per event!
Prize: Grove Beginner Kit with Arduino Uno R3

MLH - Best Use of DataStax Astra

Leverage DataStax Asta's powerful cloud database service in your project this weekend for a chance to win a Blue Snowball Microphone. Getting started in minutes with 5 GB free, no credit
card needed.
Prize: Blue Snowball Microphone

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

All types of students around the world(high school, undergraduate, graduate, phD students) are welcome to participate! We allow up to 4 people per team, and will be shipping out swags to participants who is in the US (only with project submission). 

Requirements

Github link and availability for live demo

Judges

Charles Ma

Charles Ma
Software Engineering/Amazon

Amit Jambusaria

Amit Jambusaria
Senior Engineering Manager @ Wayfair

Abbas Attarwala

Abbas Attarwala
CS Professor @ BU

Rudhra Raveendran

Rudhra Raveendran
Software Engineer @ Microsoft

Warren Patridge

Warren Patridge
Site Reliability Engineer @ Google

Shahin Roozkhosh

Shahin Roozkhosh
Ph.D. Student

Renato Mancuso

Renato Mancuso
CS Professor @ BU

Lucas Watson

Lucas Watson
Software Engineer @ Waymo

Judging Criteria

  • Complexity
    The hack is impressively built and has a wide range of features and functionality that are fully functioning. Uses a wide variety of resources to create an amazing hack.
  • Originality
    Approaches a current problem in a new and refreshing way with features that are uncommon. Idea of the hack is clever and makes great use of tools that are available.
  • Quality/Polish
    The source code for the application is complete and fully documented. May also include other specifics such as continuous integration, product specifications, and testing.
  • Usefulness
    Provides a solution to a validated problem or need and there is clear evidence of engaging and researching user need.
  • Pitch/Presentation
    Provided a convincing presentation of how the hack demonstrates the above qualities with confidence. Demonstrates expert knowledge in the tools that were used.

themes

  • Productivity
  • Social Good
  • Health