BostonHacks is Boston University's annual hackathon. 400 students will come from all around North America to form teams around creating an awesome project in 24 hours. Along the way they'll learn about how to use new technologies and will build their experience as developers.
All students are welcome at BostonHacks!
Unfortunately, our university doesn't allow us to host students under 18 years of age.
Make your project, submit it to Devpost, and demo it during the project expo! You'll have to do all three to be eligible for prizes.
$4,050 in prizes
Apple Airpods / Google Pixel Buds (Your choice!)
Google Home Minis
ITG — Best FinTech Hack
$500 Amazon gift card
Optum — Healthcare/Wellness Solution
Amazon Echos for the most innovative Healthcare/Wellness solution hack
RedHat — Best hack using RedHat OpenShift
1st place - $300 Amazon gift card.
2nd place - $200 Amazon gift card.
3rd place - $100 Amazon gift card.
Liberty Mutual — Objectively Human
Create a fun & wacky solution that puts humans at the center of your design to help them live safer and more secure lives.
$100 for each member.
Twilio — Best use of Twilio API
4 MIP Robots
BU Spark — Diverse Team
The best hack from a team comprised of a majority underrepresented minorities in tech. Total award, $250.
BU Spark — Fellowship
The best hack from a BU team interested in continuing their project as a Spark fellowship (BU only). Total award, $250.
BU Spark — Social Good
The best hack that addresses or aids a social issue
Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS
$250 Amazon Web Services Credit
Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit
Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device
410C Dragonboard for each team member
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
How to enter
Register at bostonhacks.io! Instructions on making submissions will be given at the event.
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?