An independently-run Boston hackathon for curious students, hackers, makers, and beginners. 🎉

HackBeanpot

We are here to celebrate the Boston tech scene.
Our nonprofit organization throws an annual hackathon for the most creative minds in town to dream up tomorrow’s technology. Tech companies, organizers, and students come together to expand their networks and build lasting relationships.

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HackBeanpot is about...

The stories.

Memorable stories from HackBeanpot are just one of the things that make us unique. Our attendees range from CS graduate students to beginner designers who have never written a line of code before.

Read our stories

The projects.

Projects at HackBeanpot are about learning and exploration. In past years they’ve ranged from a crowdsourced music playlist to a scripting language made entirely of emojis.

See past projects

The people.

Every year HackBeanpot looks forward to hosting 150+ curious students, experienced hackers, and hi-tech sponsors in Boston. The only person we’re missing is you!

Interested in sponsoring HackBeanpot?

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Frequently Asked Questions

When and where is HackBeanpot 2019?

HackBeanpot 2019 is February 8-10th at Catalant Technologies in the Seaport district of Boston.

How do I register?

Registration for HackBeanpot 2019 will begin a few months before the event. Join our mailing list and we'll let you know when!

I don't have a lot of programming experience. Are hackathons for me?

Yes! People of all levels of experience attend HackBeanpot. If you get stuck, we have mentors to provide assistance. We care much more about fostering a fun environment where you can learn rather than an environment that only attracts elite hackers. Our blog advice for first-time hackers can be found here and here.

I am a student from ____. Is this hackathon open to students from my school?

Yes! HackBeanpot is open to anyone who is at least 16 years old. If you will be under 18 at the start of the event, please contact [email protected] to fill out extra paperwork before the event.

Do you provide travel reimbursements?

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide travel reimbursements.

Are there limits on team size?

No limits! However, because prizes are budgeted for teams of 5 and under, we recommend max 5 members per team.

Should I bring my resume?

If you want to, sure! You can also upload your resume when you register and we'll pass it along to sponsoring companies.

Can I work on an old project?

Working on an existing project is ok, but you won't be eligible for prizes.

Will food be provided?

Yes!

What should I bring?

HackBeanpot is an overnight hackathon, so we recommend bringing a laptop, charger, phone, toothbrush, and anything else you'd normally bring to an overnight event. We also wrote a blog post about what to bring.

I have a dietary restriction. Will there be food for me?

Yes! Just make a note about your dietary restriction on the registration form; we'll make sure you're covered.

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