Hack. Design. Innovate. November 2015 @ Harvard

HackHarvard is an interdisclipinary hackathon hosted by and held at Harvard University. Join over 500 undergraduate students for a weekend of hacking, delicious food, and $wag. Make new friends, solve problems, and meet top tech companies. This hackathon is geared towards exploring interdisciplinary approaches to solving problems, whether it be in the government or health sector. Hack away!

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Prizes

$12,450 in prizes

HackHarvard Grand Prize

Grand Prize winner of HackHarvard. Each team member receives a hoverboard!

HackHarvard First Runner Up

First runner up winner of HackHarvard. Dell Venue 10 Tablet for every team member, sponsored by MLH.

Education Category Winner

Winner of the education field. Each team member receives a GoPro!

International Development Category Winner

Winner of the international development field. Each team member receives a GoPro!

Government and Finance Category Winner

Winner of the government and finance field. Each team member receives a GoPro!

Biotechnology and Health Category Winner

Winner of the biotechnology and health field. Each team member receives a GoPro!

Pure CS + Other Category Winner

Winner of the pure computer science and other field. Each team member receives a GoPro!

Best use of Microsoft API

Best use of Microsoft Azure API receives prize.

Best use of Capital One API

$250 Amazon gift cards to every team member.

Best use of Wolfram API

$100, a Raspberry Pi Kit, and 1 year subscription of Wolfram Tech for every team member

Wolfram Overall Winner

One year of Wolfram Development Platform and one year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro for every team member.

Best use of Facebook API

Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition for every team member.

Best use of AWS (MLH)

1TB Hard Drive for every team member, sponsored by MLH.

Best Domain Name (MLH)

Arduino Red Boards and swag bags for every team member, sponsored by MLH.

How to enter

To submit, please send details of the hack as well as images of the hack. If you are submitting for a category, please specify the category. Live links and video are highly encouraged!

Judges

Sunmee Huh

Sunmee Huh

Sharon Zhou

Sharon Zhou

Diane Williams

Diane Williams

Victor Bartash

Victor Bartash

Patrick Leonard

Patrick Leonard

Willy Xiao

Willy Xiao

Peter Boyce II

Peter Boyce II

Vivjan Myrto

Vivjan Myrto

Andy Chen

Andy Chen
Chartbeat

Albert Toledo

Albert Toledo
Chartbeat

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    How do you define and solve the problem in an innovative, novel way?
  • Technical Difficulty
    What technical challenges did you have to overcome?
  • Ease of Use
    How smooth is the user experience?
  • Utility
    How useful is your hack to the world?