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.
$11,050 in prizes
BostonHacks Best General Hack
BostonHacks Best FitTech Track
BostonHacks Best Smart Home Track
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
Prize: Blue Snowball Microphone
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
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).
Github link and availability for live demo
Senior Engineering Manager @ Wayfair
CS Professor @ BU
Software Engineer @ Microsoft
Site Reliability Engineer @ Google
CS Professor @ BU
Software Engineer @ Waymo
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.
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.
The source code for the application is complete and fully documented. May also include other specifics such as continuous integration, product specifications, and testing.
Provides a solution to a validated problem or need and there is clear evidence of engaging and researching user need.
Provided a convincing presentation of how the hack demonstrates the above qualities with confidence. Demonstrates expert knowledge in the tools that were used.
- Social Good