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We're turning 5.

And you're invited!

Registration is open! Click the link below to apply.

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We’d love to have you on board. Contact us at [email protected] or check out our sponsor document!

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Event Schedule

Saturday, November 16th
9:00 AM Check in
11:00 AM Opening Ceremony
12:00 PM Hacking Starts
12:30 PM Lunch
6:30 PM Dinner
12:00 AM Midnight Snack
Sunday, November 17th
8:00 AM Breakfast
11:00 AM Submissions Due
12:00 PM Lunch
12:30 PM Judging
6:30 PM Closing Ceremony

Tracks and Workshops

Next Gen

School only prepares us for so much. In service of the next generation, think either about tools you wish you had to help you learn difficult concepts school or the skills you wish you had entering the real world.

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Problem for the Ages

It's easy to think that some problems are too big to solve today. Instead of leaving them for the future, reflect on how we can build products that tackle issues that will be affecting us for generations to come. Examples include climate change, the refugee crisis, and racial & gender equity.

Back to the Future

As you get older, doing ordinary things can seem like an impossible task. Help your future self out by developing tools that make accomplishing day-to-day tasks for elderly people easier than ever.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is it?

George Sherman Union, 2nd Floor in Metcalf Hall at 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215.

Who's coming?

We expect 400 to 450 hackers from all over North America to attend BostonHacks.

Who can attend?

All students are welcome. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate students under 18 this year.

Do I need experience?

No experience necessary. We will have plenty of mentors and resources, along with several workshops targeted for beginners. Come learn and experience your first hackathon at BostonHacks!

What should I bring?

You should bring your laptop, phone, chargers, toiletries, and optionally a sleeping bag. All food and other accommodations will be taken care of.

Can we form teams?

Of course you can! We encourage people to work in teams of up to 5 people. You may opt-in to team formation during registration which will match you with an ideal team. You can work alone, but it won't be the same.

Does it cost anything?

BostonHacks is 100% free. You don't have to spend a dime!

Will there be travel reimbursements?

We will handle this on a case by case basis.

Are there any rules?

We want to ensure a positive experience for all participants. We encourage you to read the Code of Conduct.

Thank you to our sponsors!

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