HackPrinceton Fall 2018
Twice a year, HackPrinceton welcomes 600 developers and designers from across the country to create incredible software and hardware projects. For 36 hours this fall, from November 9th to 11th, we will provide a warm and collaborative environment for you to build out brilliant, innovative, and impactful ideas.
At HackPrinceton, you'll meet fellow hackers, learn new technologies, and work alongside seasoned mentors. We'll have free food, swag, workshops, lecture series, mentorship, prizes, game, free food, and more. Don't have a team, or even an idea? Don't worry! We'll give you the tools to build something incredible.
Whether you’re new to coding/design/hardware or a seasoned hacker, you have a place at HackPrinceton. All we expect is a passion for learning, a willingness to collaborate with people of different backgrounds, and a desire to benefit the world with technology.
Any current or recently graduated undergraduate or graduate student is eligible to participate! No more than four people may submit a project as a team.
How to enter
Please register on www.hackprinceton.com to participate in HackPrinceton!
CTO at Ponte21
Vice President of PM at IBM
Sowmiya Chocka Narayanan
Co-founder and CTO at Lily
CEO and founder at Seatswap
Engineering Manager at Carmera
Judged by all expo judges, the best overall project will be selected for project difficulty, impact, and novelty. Prize will be XBox 1S 1 TB Fortnite bundles
Winners for this category will be selected at the closing ceremony by public voting. The prize will be Samsung 27" curved monitors.
This category prize will go to the best hardware hack. The prize for this track will be Google Home Hubs.
This track will select for the project that demonstrated the most skillful use of design. The prize for this track is HUION Wireless Drawing Tablets
Best Education Technology
This category is for the project with the most potential impact in education. The prize will be Wireless Polaroid Picture Printers.
Best Machine Learning Hack
This category will judge projects based on their use of machine learning. The prize will be Roku Ultras.
Most Likely to Become a Startup
This category prize will go to a project that judges think have a viable chance of becoming a startup. The prize will be Portable Projectors.
This category will select projects based on their ability to promote sustainability and environmentally friendly measures. The prize will be JBL Flip 3s.
Best VR/AR Hack
This category will award projects that demonstrate the best use of virtual or augmented reality. The prize will be laptop stands with build-in phone stands.
Best First Hack
This project will be awarded to the best hack from teams where a majority of team-mates are attending a hackathon for the first time (at least 2 in a group of 4 or 3). The prize will be foldable bluetooth keyboards.
Made My Day
The project with the greatest potential to generate an effective comedic effect will be awarded a BLUETOOTH BANANA PHONE!