BostonHacks is Boston University's premier overnight hackathon, attracting over 300 students during its inaugural event. Come join us for BostonHacks Spring 2017 for a weekend of free food, free swag, fun mini-events, and of course, lots and lots of hacking!



10:00 AM --- Check-in/Registration
12:00 PM --- Opening Ceremony
01:00 PM --- Team Formation Event
01:00 PM --- Lunch
01:30 PM --- Hacking Begins
06:30 PM --- Dinner
11:30 PM --- Rocket League Tourney


12:00 AM --- Midnight Snack
02:00 AM --- Pinatas
07:00 AM --- Breakfast
10:00 AM --- Submissions Due
11:00 AM --- Lunch
12:00 PM --- Judging Expo
01:30 PM --- Closing Ceremony
02:30 PM --- Go home and sleep


Anyone over the age of 18 who is currently enrolled in a college or university is welcome to attend! Prior programming experience is not required to participate.

To be eligible for prizes, a team can be at most four people. 


Make your project, submit it to Devpost, and demo it during the project expo! You'll have to do all three to be eligible for projects.

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$3,330 in prizes

1st Place

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2nd Place

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3rd Place

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Citi Bank Gig Economy Challenge

Citi Bank is offerring $1500 to the team that creates the hack that most benefits freelancers in the rising gig economy.

BU Spark! Challenge

BU Spark! is offering $250 to the team that creates the best application for one of the three following categories:

Nike Innovation Accelerator: Nike is looking for an advanced image filtering API that can connect to various other image recognition services and allow users to manually approve or delete images that don't make it past the filter.

Donii: Donii is a nonprofit that makes it easier for people to donate items to people in need. They are currently updating their desktop app and are looking for people to create a companion Android app.

Pill Identifier: Health Innovators is looking for an app that will be able to identify pills based on their image.

More specific details will be available at the event, and the winners of this prize will have the opportunity to continue working on their project after the hackathon.


Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment! Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment. Members of the winning team receive Hack Harassment Battery Packs!

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

$250 AWS Credit

Best Domain Name from Swag Bags

Button Amazon Echo

Best use of Button, found at wins an Amazon Echo per teammate.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Signup for BostonHacks here!




Judging Criteria

  • TBD

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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