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.




  • 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.

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$143,357 in prizes

Top 3 Most Viable Startup Hack (3)

-First Text Membership (x4) 
-Full Access Membership to Interview Cake (x4)
-Bugsee $200 Credits (x4)
-EA Games (x3 per team member)

Top 3 Best Financial Hack (3)

-Clerky lifetime membership (x4)
-1password 6-month subscription (x4)
-Think Board (whiteboard sticker) (x4)
-EA Games (x3 per team member)

Top 3 Best Data Science/Machine Learning Hack (3)

-Playpiper Computer Kits (x4)
-20 yearly memberships to Repl.It
-Cloudsploit coupons (x4)
-AOPS Coupons ($25 in AoPS products) (x4)
-EA Games (x3 per team member)

Top 3 Best Gaming Hack (3)

-Oculus Go (x4)
-1 mouse, 1 keyboard, 1 headset from ROCCAT (<4 team)
-HyperX Gaming Mousepads (x4)
-Sphero BOLT (1 person team)
-EA Games (x3 per team member)

Best EchoAR Hack

-$50 Amazon Gift Card, 1-Month free Business Tier access (x4), a feature in EchoAR’s newsletter

$1000 Grant + $10k AWS credits

Projects will be evaluated by the 1517 team at a chance of receiving a $1000 grant plus $10k in AWS credits

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.

Other Opportunities

-Think Wrong Raffle Books (x3)
-Microsoft Azure Credits
-Google Cloud Credits

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


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

Ankur Dahiya

Ankur Dahiya

Nitin Aggarwal

Nitin Aggarwal

Angelo Frisina

Angelo Frisina
Sunlight Media

Alon Grinshpoon

Alon Grinshpoon

Matthews Ma

Matthews Ma
Hack the Earth

Jacquie Grindrod

Jacquie Grindrod

Kerim Satirli

Kerim Satirli

Judging Criteria

  • Best Gaming Hack
    You will be evaluated on complexity, graphic design, and engagement.
  • Most Viable Startup Hack
    You will be judged on usefulness, demand, and execution.
  • Best Financial Empowerment Hack
    You will be judged by functionality, adequacy of the solution, creativity, and usefulness.
  • Best Data Science/Machine Learning Hack
    You will be judged on complexity, creativity, usefulness, and goal completion.

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