The virtual revolution is here. Join us for a weekend of inspiration. All are welcome.

Hack the Northeast (HTNE) is the Northeast’s premier 36 hour hackathon for anyone, anywhere.  HTNE is here to empower the developer community by providing the resources to explore technology and turn ideas into reality. Whether you’re completely new to coding or a seasoned hacker, join us for a weekend full of workshops and mentorship to learn, connect, and have fun.



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$202,402 in prizes

$1000 Grant (2)

Projects will be evaluated by the 1517 team at a chance of receiving a $1000 grant

EA Sports Games (12)

Oculus Go

HyperX Gaming Kit (4)

Piper Computer Kit (4)

Pitch in front of VC Fund (4)

4 projects will have a chance at pitching in front of a VC Firm for a chance at over $200k in Seed Round Funding.

FirstText Startup Mentorship (worth $10,000)

Startup Mentorship from FirstText with mentors including Marc Randolph (co-founder of Tinder), Sean Rad (co-founder of Netflix), Steve Huffman (co-founder of Reddit), and Jawed Karim (Co-Founder of Youtube)

Repl.It Hacker Subscription for 1 year (50)

1Password Subscription 6 months (4)

ROCCAT Gaming Kit (4)

Mouse, Keyboard, Headset

Think Board (4)

Product Hunt Stickers

Think Wrong Book (28)

Sphero BOLT

$50 Amazon Gift Card (4)

AoPs Coupons ($25) (4)

Clerky Lifetime Package (4)

Lifetime Subscription to Clerky

Interview Cake Full Access License (4)

Voiceflow 1 Year Professional License (4)

Bugsee Credits ($200) (5)

SashiDo Credits ($120) (500)

Each Attendee will Recieve $120 in SashiDo Credits

Google Cloud Credits (500)

Each Attendee 18+ will receive $50 in GCP Credits

Azure Credits (500)

Each Attendee with a .edu email will recieve $100 in Microsoft Azure Credits

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


  • Must be a team of 1-4
  • Must be currently enrolled in a high school or university
  • Particpants under 18 must fill out a digital waiver (Located in the typeform)
  • All members must fill out the registration typeform located on our website

*Prize shipping to international participants may vary


  1. Upload all of your code including a text file with dependencies used to run the code into a github repo and share with organizers (more info later)
  2. Record a video presentation with a explanation of the ideation, development, and demo of your final project. (Under 5 minutes)
  3. Projects cannot be submitted late.
  4. Projects must have been created in its entirety during the 36 hours alotted for the event.


Mark Cheli

Mark Cheli
Senior Manager of Academic Customer Experience / PTC

Teighlor Lockwood-Koehn

Teighlor Lockwood-Koehn
Senior Manager of Academic Business / PTC

Steve Burchfield

Michael Bifolco

Aaron James

Aaron James
Small Business Deacon

Kosta Stratigos

Sara Chipps

Sara Chipps
Stack Overflow

Ankur Dahiya

Ankur Dahiya

Nitin Aggarwal

Nitin Aggarwal

Angelo Frisina

Angelo Frisina
Sunlight Media

Alon Grinshpoon

Alon Grinshpoon

Matthews Ma

Matthews Ma

Judging Criteria

  • Tracks will be announced during the opening ceremony!
  • Technical Complexity
  • UI/UX Design
  • Originality
  • Usability


  • Machine Learning/ AI
  • Productivity
  • Social Good