An independently-run Boston hackathon for curious students, hackers, makers, and beginners.

Come celebrate the Boston tech scene with us!

See our schedule here


Submitting to DevPost

  • Submissions are due at 9:30AM EST on Sunday via Devpost

  • We are requiring a submission code to be eligible for judging

    • The password will be shared in the event Slack

  • Please make sure to include the following (this information is for the judges who you don’t get to talk to, so make sure you add enough detail!):

    • The Slack handles for your team members so we can contact you

    • A link to where your project is hosted or to the codebase

    • A description of your project (including any technical details)

    • The process you went through during the weekend (ex. any challenges)

    • What you learned this weekend

    • Any future goals or next steps for the project

Hackathon Sponsors


Intergalactic Inclusion Award - Most impact for the Boston community

The last two years were full of social change, and it doesn’t need to stop there! We challenge you to continue the trend into 2022 by creating a hack that uses tech to promote social good, or creates positive change in our local Boston community.

Best Blueprint of the Galaxies Award - Best UX/UI

Aspiring front-end developers and designers, this challenge might be for you! We challenge you to create a hack that has a beautiful, intuitive, and usable front-end. This winning hack will be declared the Best Blueprint of the Galaxies!

Out of This World Award - Most innovative/technically challenging

HackBeanpot encourages you to learn new skills and explore as much as possible! If you want to try your hand at learning a new technology, we challenge you to create the most innovative or technically challenging project you can! This challenge is meant for a hack that is a difficult feat from a technical standpoint.

You’re the Space Jam Award - Hack for joy

Everyone has their own unique hobbies and interests, such as gaming, rock climbing, knitting, or fishing. Whether it’s a hobby you picked up during quarantine or a life-long passion, at HackBeanpot, we challenge you to build whatever your heart desires! Encouraging passion and creativity, we present to you, Hack for Joy!

Rookie of the Year Award

Best project by first time hackers!

Most Likely to Launch Award

Most likely to make money as an actual product/company

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Edward Yao

Dominic Baker

Dominic Baker

Chev Eldrid

Peter Lavigne

Jennie MacDougall

Trevor Stenson

Sarah Cotham

Sarah Cotham

Rakesh Shah

Rakesh Shah

Dan Youberg

Lillian Frost

Conley Ernst

Judging Criteria

  • Process
    Did the team learn or try something new? How did they handle problems they encountered or pivot their ideas throughout the weekend?
  • Positive Spirit
    Does the project have societal impact or solve a problem? Does it make you smile :)?
  • User Experience
    Is the design polished and intuitive? Is it visually appealing and easy to use? Is the project accessibly designed for all people who may use it?
  • Innovation
    Is the project creative? How different is the project from things that we’ve seen before?
  • Technical Difficulty
    Do they use challenging technologies? How challenging are the technical problems they solve in their project (and do they do so cleanly/efficiently)?
  • Functionality
    How functional are all the features? How much of it is hard-coded or “hacky”?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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