HackPrinceton is a chance to create something using code that you normally don't get the chance to do in a supportive and learning focused environment. Hacking begins at 9pm Friday November 8th, 2019 and closes 8:30am Sunday, November 10th, 2019.

At HackPrinceton, you'll meet fellow hackers, learn new technologies, and work alongside seasoned mentors. We'll have free food, swag, workshops, lecture series, mentorship, prizes, game, free food, and more. Don't have a team, or even an idea? Don't worry! We'll give you the tools to build something incredible.

Whether you’re new to coding/design/hardware or a seasoned hacker, you have a place at HackPrinceton. All we expect is a passion for learning, a willingness to collaborate with people of different backgrounds, and a desire to benefit the world with technology. 

Hackathon Sponsors


$12,040 in prizes

Best Overall

Nintendo Switch with Super Smash Bros for each team member.

Audience Choice

Bose Audio Sunglasses for each team member.

Best Design

Nanoleaf Smarter Kit Mini for each team member.

Best Hardware

Roku Ultra for each team member.

Best First Hack

Jlab True Wireless Earbuds for each team member. At least two members of the team must be first-time hackers.

Best Use of APIs on Standard Library - Sponsored by StdLib (2)

This prize will go to the team that uses the Standard Library platform in the best/most creative way. The prize is a Nintendo Switch for each team member. A second team will get a 50" TV.

Best use of Google Cloud (2)

Use Google Cloud Platform in your hack. Find a full list of GCP products & services at: https://cloud.google.com/products/. Google Home Mini, Cloud Backpack, Cloud Trophy, and
Cloud Water Bottle for each team member. Second team gets a Google Home Mini for each team member.

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Domain.com provides all the domain services you need from registration to hosting to SSL certificates and beyond. Each hacker will receive a FREE domain name and year of domain privacy from Domain.com for their project this weekend!

Best UiPath Automation Hack

Build an automation hack using UiPath! Each winning team member will receive a UiPath/MLH Branded Backpack and an opportunity to interview for a UiPath Internship in 2020 with high recommendation!

Best Use of Data for Social Impact - Sponsored by Facebook

Hack is made with purpose to improve human impact on the environment, and give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. The prize is an Oculus Go for every team member.

Best Financial Hack - Sponsored by Capital One

At Capital One we are all about redefining how customers think of and interact with the financial world. We're constantly looking for creative ways to solve our customer's
problems and leverage new technologies to help meet their needs. This year at Technica, we're asking you to join us in our mission to Change Banking For Good and are excited to
see how you all will Reimagine Banking!
Prize: $250 Amazon Gift Cards for each member of our winning team.

Most Likely to Become a Startup - Sponsored by Contrary

The winning team gets a pitch session or AMA with a Contrary team member.

Best Use of Twilio

Create a hack using Twilio's powerful communications API. Do things like send SMS messages, phone calls, email, and much more in your project. The team that has the best use of Twilio will win a $50 Amazon gift card per team member.

BlockStack Challenge - Sponsored by BlockStack

$1000 dollars for the team + a sweatshirt and backpack for each team member.

Best Use of MongoDB Atlas

MongoDB AirCharge Plus for each team member.

Devpost Achievements

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HackPrinceton Team

HackPrinceton Team

Judging Criteria

  • Best Overall
  • Audience Choice
  • Best Hardware
  • Best Design
  • Best First Hack

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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