ABOUT

HackMIT is a weekend-long event where thousands of students from around the world come together to work on cool new software and/or hardware projects. As one of the largest undergraduate hackathons in the world, we typically bring in over 1000 students to MIT's campus each fall. This year, we're planning to host HackMIT as a hybrid event, meaning that hackers will be able to participate both in-person and virtually during the weekend of September 18th. Students, whether online or on MIT's campus, will be building, learning, and creating technology projects from scratch. Websites and mobile apps are common types of hacks, but you can build anything! Think outside the box!

TRACKS

HEALTHCARE

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HEALTHCARE

COMMUNITY

EDUCATION

SUSTAINABILITY

SPEAKERS

Master Oogway

Father of Kung Fu

The creator of Kung Fu, Master Oogway is one of the most iconic turtles in history, next to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Bowser and the Koopas from Mario, Mitch McConnell, and that one fast character from the Turtle and Hare story. As cool as he was in the first movie, he didn't do much besides drop some killer one-liners of wisdom, console Po for being incompetent, and then conveniently dying once Tai Lung escaped prison after eating up years of medicare, social security, and government pensions.

Tai Lung

Almost Dragon Warrior

Tai Lung is literally the baddest kid in the Kung Fu Panda trilogy. In an effort more epic than all of El Chapo's prison breaks combined, Tai Lung broke out of the Chorh-Gom Prison using a duck feather before being bested by an ABSOLUTE UNIT using the WUXI FINGER HOLD. Tai Lung believed he was entitled to the Dragon Scroll, making him the character that millenials would resonate the most with, disregarding the fact that he was actually talented and diligent.

Mr. Ping

Dragon Warrior Daddy

Mr. Ping is Po's adoptive father from the movies, which was clarified in the second film so that silly kids like me would stop ruminating on how a duck could give birth to a panda. Mr. Ping runs a noodle shop in the valley and had hopes that his son would follow in his foot-steps to become a master chief and the shop's owner after him. Did I mention he owns a noddle shop? He's really into noodles. Did you know Mr. Ping is into noodles? He's big on the whole noodles thing.

Master Shifu

Master Master

Master Shifu is Po's master. He was at first a total jackelope to Po because he was fat, and then proceeded to eat all of Po's food while training him. I used to think that the kid in my 8th grade Earth science class named "Bill Ding" had it bad, until I found out that Master Shifu's name translated from Chinese into "Master Master." I hope Master Shifu didn't get bullied at school for his name, because Bill Ding definitely did.

FAQ

GENERAL

WHAT IS A HACKATHON?

HackMIT is a weekend-long event where thousands of students from around the world come together to work on cool new software and/or hardware projects.

WHEN IS HACKMIT?

HackMIT will be a 24 hour hackathon from Sep 18-19, 2021!

WHAT'S THE COST?

Admission is free and includes mentors, workshops, $swag, resources, and a memorable experience.

WHERE'S THE SCHEDULE?

We'll release a more detailed schedule in August!

BUT I'VE NEVER HACKED!

That's totally okay! We'll be hosting beginner workshops where you can start getting your hands dirty with all things hacakthon. There will also be beginner prizes available!

I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS!

Please email us at [email protected] if you've get any questions or concerns!

TRACKS & TEAMS

WHAT ARE HACAKTHON TRACKS?

We've developed four tracks, or impact areas, for you to hack in. The top project in each track wil be awarded a prize.

HOW WILL TRACKS AND PRIZES WORK?

You will be able to submit your project to ONE track to be eligible for that track prize!

DO I HAVE TO SUBMIT A PROJECT IF I ATTEND?

You can attend all our events without submitting a project, but you must submit one to receive $wag!

HOW DO TEAMS WORK?

Your team can have up to 4 people! You can select teammates when you register, and you can also form them during the actual event!

WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE A TEAM?

Don't worry! We'll have team formation events geared towards helping you find people to work with!

HYBRID LOGISTICS

HOW DOES A HYBRID HACKATHON WORK?

We're planning to hold both in-person and virtual components of multiple events. The health and safety of everyone involved is our top priority, so this is subject to change depending on public and MIT health guidelines on COVID-19.

WHICH HACKERS CAN BE IN PERSON?

We'll be releasing more updates on this in July!

REGISTRATION

CAN I ATTEND?

If you are a college undergraduate (MIT M.Eng included) AND you are at least 13 years old, then yes!

WHEN IS REGISTRATION?

Look at for the opening of registration in July! Click the APPLY button above to put yourself on the interest form!

WHAT IF I GO TO MIT?

All MIT students will need to submit an application. Incoming MIT freshmen will receive automatic admission, but still need to fill out an application to be guaranteed at spot!

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