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.
Come join us for a weekend full of workshops and learning, paired with halloween themed side events and fun.
This fall, BostonHacks will offer tracks: designated pathways that guide students in building a project with a specific set of technologies. Along these lines, a comprehensive set of workshops, mentors, and learning materials will be available. Prizes specific to these tracks will also be awarded.
Led by OpenWeb BU, learn how to make a website or mobile app from the ground up.
Led by BU’s Machine Intelligence Community, come learn how to get into the basics of several ML frameworks, and move on to more advanced topics.
Led by BU AR/VR, get a jumpstart into creating in 3D. Then create a hack on one of the Oculus Rifts we'll have available to you.
Our event will begin in the morning on Saturday, October 28th,
and end in the afternoon on Sunday, October 29th.
Location: George Sherman Union, 2nd Floor in Metcalf Hall at
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215.
* You may continue working on your project until the expo begins
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.
BostonHacks provides an environment for companies to interact with students who will become future customers, leaders, and innovators. As a medium-sized hackathon, you can reach a wide audience while still interacting closely with hackers. Students want to interact with your product and APIs, receive mentorship from your staff, and hear about opportunities available at your company.
Check out our Sponsor Document or email us at contact[at]bostonhacks.io to hear more about how you can get involved. We're always available to get on a call.