HuskyHacks is Northeastern University's 24-hour hackathon. Over 100 students will form teams and have from the morning of October 1 to the morning of October 2 to build something amazing. The possibilities are limitless; learn a new language, power on your Particle for the first time, try on an Oculus Rift, and turn your dreams into reality. Numerous mentors proficient in widely ranging fields will be available to assist competitors with their projects. Students will be allowed to innovate using any software or hardware tools, as long as they are working on a fresh project. No previously started projects will be allowed. Over 100 HuskyHacks participants will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis, and the event will be held in West Village H October 1-2.



10:00-10:30AM Saturday: Registration and Food

11:00AM: Opening Ceremony

11:00AM: Hacking Begins

11:15PM: Idea Pitches and Team Formation

5:00PM: Dinner


12:00AM Sunday: Late Night Snack

11:00AM: Hacking Ends/Devpost Submissions Due

11:00am: Brunch

11:30-12:30PM: First Round of Judging

12:30PM: Awards



Undergraduates from Northeastern University are eligible to compete. Graduate students ARE NOT eligible to compete.

Hackathon Sponsors


Most Technically Challenging

Best First-Time Hack

Best Design

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


A Panel of Hackathon Experts

A Panel of Hackathon Experts

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
    Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount? This is the most important criterion that your hack will be judged upon for the general prizes.
  • Originality
    Is the hack more than just another generic social/mobile/local app? Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
  • Polish
    Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well designed?
  • Usefullness
    Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?

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