BostonHacks is Boston University's top hackathon. For 24 hours on October 31 to November 1, 500 students will come to Boston University, form teams around a problem or idea, and collaboratively code a unique solution from scratch. Imagine and create the most impressive hacks during the weekend!
HubSpot, Vice President--Applications
Professor of Computer Science, Boston University
Intralinks, Senior UX Designer
Intralinks, Senior Program Manager
Tablelist, Engineering Lead
Software Engineering Manager, Hitachi Data Systems
Wanderu, Inc. VP Engineering
Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount? This is the most important criterion that a hack should be judged upon.
Is the hack more than just another generic social/mobile/local app? Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well designed?
Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?
How well was the project presented? Did it make the hack more compelling? Did it give a good idea of its purpose?