HackUMass is the largest hackathon in Pioneer Valley, attracting over 600 developers, designers, and hackers from all over the country to one location. In 36 hours, participants will bring innovative ideas to life through both software and hardware projects. HackUMass is about building connections, making friends, and most of all, learning something new! We have many great sponsors: some of our previous, and current sponsors include Facebook, Google, Fitbit, Autodesk, and Machine Metrics. 


HackUMass this year will be October 7th-9th in the Integrative Learning Center, the newest venue on campus with ample space and robust WiFi.


Like 3D Printing?

HackUMass this year is dedicated to bring you top of the line 3D printers. Using tools brought to you by Autodesk, Voxel8,Markforged, and AutotivMFG, you’ll be able to build more at HackUMass than ever before.


For more information visit our Website, Facebook, Twitterand Medium (blog)! Or donate to our Minutefund crowdfunding campaign!


All students are welcome. If you're under 18, we will need you to bring a signed parental consent form.


HackUMass participants can make anything they want! HackUMass is both a software and hardware hackathon where you can make your ideas a reality.

Hackathon Sponsors


$6,130 in prizes

Grand Prize

1 Fitbit Surge for each member of the team that wins the grand prize.

#HackHarassment - Swag bag

Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment. Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment. Win HackHarassment Swag Bag.

Watch Dogs® 2 Best Device Privacy Hack

Everything is part of the internet of things now - from your phone to your fitness band to your thermostat. Build a hack that utilizes private data being collected from your devices, and show how you can turn potential vulnerabilities into something constructive.

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

1 TB Hard Drives

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Domain.com Swag Bags

Best use of Clarify API - Clarifai branded skateboards & DSLR Cameras

Awarded by Clarifai for the best use and implementation of their API

Amazon Echo Dots

This prize will be awarded to the most funny, creative, or playful project (1 per team member)

iClever Portable Bluetooth Keyboard Ultraslim Mini Wireless Keyboard w/ Carry Pouch

Awarded to the project that has the best documentation (1 per team member)

Homido HOMIDO1 Virtual Reality Headset for Smartphone

Awarded to the best Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality project (1 per team member)

Amazon Echo Dots (8)

Awarded to all the finalist teams (1 per team member)

Best use of Jibo - BB8 Spheros

Awarded to the best use of Jibo (1 per team member)

Amazon Gift Cards

Awarded to each member of the winning team (value TBD)

MJX X400W FPV Drones

Awarded to the best project in the public interest (1 drone per team member)

Most innovative communications project - Verizon Trophy

Awarded by Verizon for innovation in communication

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

You can register for HackUMass on our website: hackumass.com


To Be Announced

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Judging Criteria

  • To Be Announced

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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