HackUMass is the largest hackathon in the Pioneer Valley, attracting over 500 hackers from all over the country to one arena.

HackUMass is the largest hackathon in the Pioneer Valley, attracting over 500 hackers from all over the country to one arena. In 36 hours, participants will bring innovative ideas to life through both software and hardware projects.

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Prizes

$24,872 in prizes

First Place

$1024 (split between the team) + Sphero BB-8 (1 per person)

Second Place

$512 (split between the team) + Sphero BB-8 (1 per person)

Third Place

$256 (split between the team) + Sphero BB-8 (1 per person)

Top 8 Teams (5)

Sphero BB-8 (1 per person)

Best NVIDIA Hack

ShieldTV (1 per person)

Best Microsoft Hack

Microsoft Surface Pros (1 per person)

Entrepreneurship Prize

$375 per person, provided by the Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship for the team developing the most commercializable project. Team must be all UMass students.

Best MITRE Hack

Syma X5C Drone (1 per person) + MITRE Jacket (1 per person)

Best Use of FitBit API

ChargeHR (1 per person) for best use of loaner Fittest

Best Use of IBM BlueMix

MiniDrone (1 per person) + $12K in IBM Cloud Credits (split between the team) + entrance into MassChallenge Accelerator program for best use of IBM Bluemix.

Verizon Communication Innovation Award

Glass Trophy (1 per person)

Sonos – Best Innovation in creating the Ultimate Home Music Experience

Sonos PLAY:1 2‑way Speaker (1 per person)

UMass Amherst Off Campus Student Services - Party Registration App

$200 Amazon Giftcard (1 per person)

Devpost Achievements

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Eligibility

All students are welcome. If you're under 18, we will need you to bring a signed parental consent form.

Requirements

HackUMass participants can make anything they want! HackUMass is both a software and hardware hackathon where you can make your ideas a reality.

How to enter

You can register for HackUMass on our website: hackumass.com.

Judges

Ben Miller

Ben Miller

Jennifer Webb

Jennifer Webb

Tom Kopec

Tom Kopec

Alan Levin

Alan Levin

Andrew Hills

Andrew Hills

Prasana Ravindran

Prasana Ravindran

Joydeep Biswas

Joydeep Biswas

Rui Wang

Rui Wang

Dan Williams

Dan Williams

Kip Williams

Kip Williams

Aaron St. John

Aaron St. John

Audrey St. John

Audrey St. John

Kenneth Cabral

Kenneth Cabral

Amir Houmansadr

Amir Houmansadr

Tim Richards

Tim Richards

Mark Brennan

Mark Brennan

Jeff Derderian

Jeff Derderian

Peter Blum

Peter Blum

Karen Utgoff

Karen Utgoff