Hack. Explore. Create.

HackMIT is MIT’s largest hackathon. Over a 24-hour period from September 15 to 16, 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!

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How to enter

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

Judges

Massimo Banzi

Massimo Banzi
Co-Founder of Arduino

John Cohn

John Cohn
IBM Fellow - MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab

Stefanie Mueller

Stefanie Mueller
Assistant Professor at MIT EECS

Ben Nelson

Ben Nelson
Co-Founder and CTO of Lambda School

Josh Weaver

Josh Weaver
Inventor of Things

Judging Criteria

  • How Judging Works
    Gavel will be used to select the top 10 projects in no particular order. These projects will then present to our panel of judges, consisting of Massimo Banzi, John Cohn, Stefanie Mueller, Ben Nelson, and Josh Weaver, to determine the winners.
  • Gavel
    Our judging will be done through Gavel (found here: https://github.com/anishathalye/gavel), so ultimately, it's up to the judges to decide their criteria, but here are some guidelines to impress them. Good luck and happy hacking!
  • Creativity
    Don't be afraid to try something new and crazy that no one has ever seen before!
  • Passion
    You should be excited about your project so that we can be excited as well!
  • Completeness
    It would be nice to have a working prototype to demonstrate to the judges, but don't worry about making a full on ready-to-ship project!