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November 2nd-3rd, 2019 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Troy, NY.

The Event

Looking to inspire and challenge innovators, developers, creators, and entrepreneurs in New York's Tech Valley and beyond, HackRPI’s 6th annual 24-hour hackathon will help attendees develop their skills, explore new technologies, and turn their curiosities and visions into opportunities.


But wait, there's more!

  • Food - Don't worry, it's on us! The HackRPI team will provide the endless sustenance to fuel your ideas. 🍕
  • Sponsors - You've got support! 💪 Professionals from the industry will be there with swag and mentorship. They're excited to see what you create.
  • Prizes - Oh yeah, we got 'em! Compete for awesome prizes, hand-picked by the HackRPI team and sponsors. 🏆
  • Hacks - Build an awesome project from scratch with the help of engineers and mentors. Build your resume and bring your idea to life! 🔨

This Year's Themes

Staying true to our mantra "why not change the world?", we're excited to introduce special tracks in Natural Disaster and Mitigation, Artificial Intelligence, and Accessibility in Education to tackle current problems in tech facing our world today.


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Natural Disaster and Mitigation
Create an idea that helps first responders and/or civilians tackle the problems around identification of disasters and mitigating risks to build a sustainable society. You can even explore the idea of creating a solution that helps to address health and well-being.

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Artificial Intelligence
Create a game-changing invention in the field of AI, including but not limited to speech recognition, decision-making, visual percep-tion, and translating languages. When it comes to innovations in AI, the sky’s the limit.

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Accessibility in Education
Create an idea that improves the way education is accessed in some way. Recognizing the moral obligation to build a more conducive and inclusive education system will, in turn, create an ecosystem of a well-educated, skilled workforce that can build and grow companies and contribute to a better tech future.

Schedule

To Be Announced

Where?


Darrin Communication Center @ Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Troy, NY

Questions?


Q. What if I have no experience?

A. You're in luck! Hackathons are the perfect place to learn and develop your skills. Whatever you're trying to accomplish, there will be tons of support, from workshops to mentors, all there to help make your HackRPI experience awesome.


Q. How do teams work at hackathons?

A. Working together with a team up to 4 members is highly encouraged. Of course you can hack solo, but there will be time after registration to join a team or create one.


Q. What should I bring?

A. Bring a valid ID (your student ID will be fine!), your laptop and charger, and enthusiasm! Make sure you bring some comfortable clothes and anything else you might need... and a toothbrush wouldn't be a bad idea. 😁


Q. How much does it cost to attend?

A. Nothing! Thank our sponsors for helping make this possible.


Q. Who's allowed to come?

A. If you're at least 18 or in college, please come through! If you'd like to volunteer to help out, please sign up here. If you are under 18 and not a college student, you must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or stay the night in a hotel. If you are unable to do this but are still interested in attending a hackathon on RPI's campus, please check out Coding and Community Hackathon


Q. What can I win?

A. We strongly believe the goal of hackathons shouldn't be to win but to try out new technologies you haven't had the time to, or make connections with new people! However, yes, there will be awesome prizes. Check out past prizes here.


Q. Are there any rules and regulations?

A. Yes, we follow MLH's Code of Conduct which can be found here.


Q. Will any transportation be provided?

A. To Be Announced.

Previous HackRPIs

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Past Projects

2014 2015 2016 2017 2019

Ad Sensible
AdSensible
  • 2nd Place Overall
  • Best Data Privacy Hack
  • Wolfram Alpha Award
Find it here
Ad Sensible
AdSensible
  • 2nd Place Overall
  • Best Data Privacy Hack
  • Wolfram Alpha Award
Find it here
Ad Sensible
AdSensible
  • 2nd Place Overall
  • Best Data Privacy Hack
  • Wolfram Alpha Award
Find it here
Ad Sensible
AdSensible
  • 2nd Place Overall
  • Best Data Privacy Hack
  • Wolfram Alpha Award
Find it here
Ad Sensible
AdSensible
  • 2nd Place Overall
  • Best Data Privacy Hack
  • Wolfram Alpha Award
Find it here
Ad Sensible
AdSensible
  • 2nd Place Overall
  • Best Data Privacy Hack
  • Wolfram Alpha Award
Find it here
Ahoy
Ad Sensible
AdSensible
  • 2nd Place Overall
  • Best Data Privacy Hack
  • Wolfram Alpha Award
Find it here

Sponsors

IBM
Clinton Global Initiative University
Clinton Foundation
Balsamiq
Digital Ocean
Bloomberg


Linode
Wolfram Language
Sticker Mule

Contact Us

If you're interested in joining the HackRPI team or have any questions, please contact us at contact@hackrpi.com


Major League Hacking 2019 Hackathon Season