BostonHacks 2018

November 10th - 11th, 2018
Boston University


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Event Schedule

Tracks and Workshops

Tracks are optional specialized topics or technologies you can aim your project at. We'll have sponsors, workshops, and mentors to help you with your track-based project (as well as specialized prizes). Tracks are optional, make a hack you're interested in! Check back soon to see what our tracks will be this year!

Last year's tracks:

Web and Mobile

Led by OpenWeb BU, hackers learned how to make a website or mobile app from the ground up.

Machine Learning

Led by BU’s Machine Intelligence Community, hackers learned how to get into the basics of several ML frameworks, and moved on to more advanced topics.

Virtual Reality

Led by BU AR/VR, hackers got a jumpstart into creating in 3D. Then they created hacks on the Oculus Rifts we made available to them.

Frequently Asked Questions

The event is still a ways away, so check back closer to the hackathon for more information.

George Sherman Union, 2nd Floor in Metcalf Hall at 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215.
We expect 400 to 450 hackers from all over North America to attend BostonHacks.
All students are welcome. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate students under 18 this year (unless you are a BU student).
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!
We want to ensure a positive experience for all participants. We encourage you to read the Code of Conduct.
You should bring your laptop, phone, chargers, toiletries, and optionally a sleeping bag. All food and other accommodations will be taken care of.
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.
BostonHacks is 100% free. You don't have to spend a dime!
We're handling travel reimbursements on a case-by-case basis. We're also working on potentially providing busses to regions like New York and Canada.