This year's theme is —
Join us for the fourth iteration of HackHarvard, a 36-hour hackathon hosted on Harvard University's historic campus. This year our theme is Bold Strokes.
Da Vinci was a masterful engineer, inventor of countless machines, but his story is incomplete without mentioning his arguably more famous contributions to art with paintings like the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. Benjamin Franklin is best known as a prolific writer and Founding Father of the United States, but before government he made significant discoveries in electricity as a scientist.
Technology and art are tightly wound together throughout the course of history. Both require imagination, an interpretation of the world around us, and a willingness to set aside time to practice our art. The modern easel is no longer just for paint on canvas: the code we write and the systems we build are another form of expression, cousins to classical art for our information age. At HackHarvard 2018, we want you to paint with bold strokes. Take to that canvas, whether it's Atom or Sublime, VIM or EMACS, and put a bit of yourself into whatever you build. Bring an idea and get started on your masterpiece. Paint With Bold Strokes.
Design student at York / Sheridan
HackHarvard was my first hackathon, and the experience was unforgettable! Everything HackHarvard provided such as mentors, workshops, food, coffee and free swag–contributed to an awesome 36 hours!
Can I attend?
As long as you are a student at any college in the world and are 18 or older, you are invited to apply to HackHarvard! High school students are not eligible to attend.
How do I get there?
If you live in the Greater Boston area, you can travel using the MBTA Red Line and get off at the Harvard Square station. Buses will also be sent to various universities in the Northeastern United States and Canada (details to come). Otherwise, you are responsible for arranging your travel accommodations.
How does registration work?
Registration will be open soon - all you have to do is complete the application! We will be in contact with all first-round applicants regarding their status in early to mid September.
I don't code -- what about me?
Not all hackers code! In fact, you've found the perfect place and time to pick up new skills and concepts. There will be mentors, workshops, and tech talks to help ease you through the hackathon experience. Applications are not filtered based on experience.