Get ready for a hackathon like none other. Oct 4-5, 2014, MIT Campus. Open to all undergraduates from all universities.

HackMIT is MIT’s premier hackathon. On October 4-5, over 1,000 students will converge at MIT to create, innovate, and build software and hardware projects over a 24-hour period. Our focus on cutting-edge technologies—including Bitcoin, emerging hardware interfaces, and new software languages—makes HackMIT truly unique.

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Registered attendees of HackMIT

All undergraduate students from any university are welcome. Non-MIT students must be 18 or older. Unfortunately, high school students and graduate students cannot attend.

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.
  • Table number so judges know where to find you.

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 5th 9am 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?