An independently-run Boston hackathon for curious students, hackers, makers, and beginners.
Come celebrate the Boston tech scene with us!
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
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
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Did the team learn or try something new? How did they handle problems they encountered or pivot their ideas throughout the weekend?
Does the project have societal impact or solve a problem? Does it make you smile :)?
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?
Is the project creative? How different is the project from things that we’ve seen before?
Do they use challenging technologies? How challenging are the technical problems they solve in their project (and do they do so cleanly/efficiently)?
How functional are all the features? How much of it is hard-coded or “hacky”?