The virtual revolution is here. Let your inspiration "take-off" this weekend. All are welcome.

Hack the Northeast: Beyond is the Northeast’s stellar 48-hour hackathon for any high school or undergraduate student around the world. HTNE is here to empower the developer community by providing the resources to explore technology and turn ideas into reality. Whether you’re completely new to coding or a seasoned hacker, join us for a weekend full of workshops and mentorship to learn, connect, and have fun— the possibilities are limitless!

Across the weekend, participants will work in teams of 1-4 to create a project using code. They will have the chance to enter their submissions into 3 different categories of prize tracks: Technical, Non-Technical, and Sponsor-related tracks. Projects will be evaluated based on different judging criteria depending on the track type they're submitted to.

You can review more info about our prize tracks and submission guidelines here

In addition to registering on Devpost, please register using this typeform

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Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$49,479 in prizes

[Non-Technical Track] Best Healthcare Accessibility Hack

-4x Wolfram Award (1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition & a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro)

- 4x Emotiv Insight Headsets
- EA Game of your choice (Digital copy)

[Non-Technical Track] Best Environmental Sustainability Hack

-4x Wolfram Award (1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition & a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro)

- 4x Solar Powered Portable Charger
- 4x $250 in DigitalOcean Credits
- EA Game of your choice (Digital copy)

[Non-Technical Track] Most Viable Start-Up Hack

-4x Wolfram Award (1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition & a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro)

- 4x $50 Amazon Giftcards
- EA Game of your choice (Digital copy)

[Non-Technical Track] Best Educational Hack

-4x Wolfram Award (1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition & a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro)

- 4x Code.org hats and iPhone chargers
- 4x 1 free year of Egghead.io Pro Yearly subscription
- EA Game of your choice (Digital copy)

[Non-Technical Track] Best Financial Empowerment Hack

-4x Wolfram Award (1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition & a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro)

- 4x Logitech G305 Wireless Gaming Mouse
- EA Game of your choice (Digital copy)

[Non-Technical Track] Best Social Change/Inclusivity Hack

-4x Wolfram Award (1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition & a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro)

- 4x Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700
- 4x 1 free year of Egghead.io Pro Yearly subscription
- EA Game of your choice (Digital copy)

[Non-Technical Track] Most Inconvenient Hack

-4x Wolfram Award (1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition & a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro)

- 4x Custom Face Socks
- EA Game of your choice (Digital copy)

[Technical Track] Best UI/UX Design

-4x Wolfram Award (1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition & a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro)

- 4x Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Camera
- 4x $1000 in Bubble credits for 6 months
- EA Game of your choice (Digital copy)

[Technical Track] Best AR/VR Hack

-4x Wolfram Award (1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition & a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro)

- 4x Oculus Quest 2 Headsets
- EA Game of your choice (Digital copy)

[Technical Track] Best Data Hack

-4x Wolfram Award (1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition & a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro)

- 4x Anker Soundcore Portable Speakers
- 4x $250 DigitalOcean credits
- EA Game of your choice (Digital copy)

[Technical Track] Best Blockchain Hack

-4x Wolfram Award (1 year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition & a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro)

- 4x Echo Dot (4th Gen)
- EA Game of your choice (Digital copy)

[Sponsor Track] Best Use of echoAR

-$50 Amazon Giftcard
-1 month free Business Tier access to echoAR
-Feature on echoAR's "Inspiration" Page

[Sponsor Track] Best Use of Qoom

- 1 year Qoom Starter Plan for each team member
- Opportunity to become a member of Qoom Creator Group: a Software Engineering program for students to gain coding skills + experience

[Sponsor Track] Stellar Blockchain Track - 3 Winners (3)

Build a solution to one of Stellar's 3 challenge ideas, or build your own creative & original application that uses Stellar to solve a specific problem!

View the challenges and resources for Stellar here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mmu63OmZyw-bo94PGDrKhaKeDDeWG36Qk12UzM5bS0s

1st place: $900 worth of XLM
2nd place: $650 worth of XLM
3rd place: $450 worth of XLM

*XLM is Stellar's native currency

[Sponsor Track] 1517 Prize for Most Novel Hack

-$1K grant, $10K of AWS credits, and continued mentorship from the 1517 team for the most unique hack they see during HTNE.

**Team must be in undergrad and interested in continuing to work on their project after the hackathon.**

[MLH Sponsor Track] Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Register a .tech, .space, or .online domain name using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team.

-4x PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger
-4x Domain.com Backpack.

[MLH Sponsor Track] Best Use of Google Cloud - 2 Winners (2)

Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: g.co/cloud.

1st Place:
US Residents: Google Cloud Patagonia Backpack + Water Bottle

International Residents: Google Cloud Patagonia Backpack or Patagonia Tote

2nd Place:
Google Cloud Parkland Backpack

[MLH Sponsor Track] Best Hardware Hack Sponsored by Digi-Key (2)

Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with Arduino Uno R3 included.

-4x Grove Beginner Kits

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • Participants: Must be currently enrolled in a high school or university (undergraduate)
  • Team Size: 1-4 participants
  • Countries: US and International

Requirements

Teams may only submit up to a total of two prize tracks (excluding any sponsor/MLH-sponsored tracks).

  1. Upload all of your code including a text file with dependencies used to run the code into a github repo and include it within your Devpost submission
  2. Record a video presentation/pitch with a explanation of the ideation/solution proposal, development, and demo of your final project. (ideally 3 minutes, 5 min max)
  3. Projects must have been created in its entirety during the 48 hours alotted for the event.

For the Best UI/UX Design Track specifically, you will need to have either a functioning prototype that the judges can interact directly with, or clearly present the navigation through your final project in your video.

If you are facing technical issues with submitting your project onto Devpost, please reach out to a staff member within our Discord.

Judges

Gilda Doria

Gilda Doria
IBM

Corina Putinar

Corina Putinar
Facebook

Ruth Bram

Ruth Bram
Facebook

Muhammed Mahmood

Muhammed Mahmood
Zoom

Bisakha Peskin

Bisakha Peskin
MassMutual

Anisha Pai

Anisha Pai
MassMutual

Amy Gao

Amy Gao
MassMutual

Emily Dzwil

Emily Dzwil
MassMutual

Kerim Satirli

Kerim Satirli
HashiCorp

Jacquie Grindrod

Jacquie Grindrod
HashiCorp

Nitin Aggrawal

Nitin Aggrawal
Stripe

Matthews Ma

Matthews Ma
Hack the Earth

Vlad Baryshchyk

Vlad Baryshchyk
IVM TEC LLC

Nikita Starichenko

Nikita Starichenko
Sto Solutions

Nimish Bongale

Nimish Bongale
Creative Commons

Candice Yee

Candice Yee
Normina Consulting

Altynbek Usenbekov

Altynbek Usenbekov
Eurasian Savings Bank

Sohil Athare

Sohil Athare
Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario

Fedor Yaremenko

Fedor Yaremenko
Ultimeta

Alex Alzona

Alex Alzona

Yash Patel

Yash Patel

Arjun Sharma

Arjun Sharma

Judging Criteria

  • Non-Technical Tracks
    Originality/Creativity of Solution, Quality of Video Presentation/Pitch, Usefulness, Relevance to Track Theme
  • Technical Tracks
    Originality/Creativity of Solution, Functionality, Usefulness, Relevance to Track Theme
  • UI/UX Design Track
    Originality/Freshness of Design, Functionality, User-Friendly/Interactiveness, Visual Design
  • Sponsor Tracks
    Our sponsors will be reviewing your projects and determining the winners internally.

theme

  • Social Good