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!
$17,328 in prizes
First Place Prize
Secret prize ($2000 cash value) - A trip to Disney!
and Dell Tablets
Second Place Prize
Secret! ($1800 cash value) - Hoverboards!
Third Place Prize
Secret! ($1600 cash value) - 200 Chipotle Burritos
Epic Sponsor Hack
$100 Newegg.com gift card for each team member
Best Microsoft Hack
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablets for each team member
Twilio Sponsor Prize
Full body sleeping bags for all team members
Kleiner Perkins Caulfield Byers Sponsored Prize
Automatic Interview for the KPCB Fellows program
Top 3 Wolfram Hacks
One year of Wolfram Programming Cloud Developer Level and Wolfram Mathematica. Best Wolfram Hack also receives $300 cash
Top 20 Wolfram Hacks
One Year of Wolfram Alpha Pro
Best HP HavenOnDemand Hack
GoPro and LittleBits Cloud kit for each team member
1517 Sponsor Prize
$1k grant, plus mentorship for developing hack past hackathon
GE Sponsor Prize
The Greatest Impact Hack: The awarded project will be the one that has the highest potential for making a positive impact on the world.
This winning team will each receive a GE Light Up Charging Cable White with Blue Light.
MITRE Sponsor Prize
Syma X5C drone and MITRE jacket (1 per person) for best project in the public interest
Best use of AWS
Each member of the winning team that uses AWS will win a personal 1TB hard drive.
Domain.com Domain Name contest
Domain.com Swag Bags for the best domain name
Capital One Sponsor Prize
$250 Amazon Gift Card & T-Shirts
The last prize out of our 4 prizes to choose from - Trip to any tech conference or hackathon in North America
5lb Chocolate Bars
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
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?