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.
All students are welcome. If you're under 18, we will need you to bring a signed parental consent form.
HackUMass participants can make anything they want! HackUMass is both a software and hardware hackathon where you can make your ideas a reality.
$24,872 in prizes
$1024 (split between the team) + Sphero BB-8 (1 per person)
$512 (split between the team) + Sphero BB-8 (1 per person)
$256 (split between the team) + Sphero BB-8 (1 per person)
Top 8 Teams
Sphero BB-8 (1 per person)
Best NVIDIA Hack
ShieldTV (1 per person)
Best Microsoft Hack
Microsoft Surface Pros (1 per person)
$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)
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
How to enter
You can register for HackUMass on our website: hackumass.com.
Aaron St. John
Audrey St. John