1000+ people, $10k+ prizes, 30 hours. October 5-6, 2013 at MIT. Open to all students, all schools.

On the weekend of October 5, over 1,000 hackers from all over the world will gather at MIT for a hackathon like no other. 1000+ people, $10k+ prizes, 30 hours. October 5-6, 2013 at MIT. Open to all students, all schools. Will you be there?

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Registered attendees of HackMIT

All undergraduate students from any university in any country are welcome. High school students must be 18 or older to attend. This event is closed to graduate students. (Shouldn't you be working on your thesis anyway?)

You must register to participate. Don't forget to bring your valid student ID!


Submissions must contain the following:

  • Screen shots of you project. 
  • An accurate description of what it does.
  • All team members must be added on the submission form.

How to enter

To create a HackMIT entry, you must register on this site by hitting the yellow "Register" button above and then confirming your registration on the subsequent page. After that, you'll be able to submit your entry.

Your entry must be completed and submitted by Sunday October 6th 8am EST




Judging Criteria

  • Usefulness
    Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?
  • Originality
    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?
  • Technical Difficulty
    Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount?
  • Polish / Design
    Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well designed?