HackBeanpot

February 7-9, 2020

An independently-run Boston hackathon for curious students, hackers, makers, and beginners. Applications for HackBeanpot 2020 are open now!

Apply here

Our theme for this year is...

Sprout!

Sprout is a representation of what we stand for as an organization and what we hope to offer all our attendees: growth in new skills, relationships, and experiences. Oh, and we're trying to up our sustainability game too.

So whether you're a seasoned hackathon-goer, a I-have-never-written-a-line-of-code-in-my-life beginner, or someone in between, we guarantee you'll learn something new at HackBeanpot 2020!

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HackBeanpot is about...

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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 the stories
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The projects.

The projects made at HackBeanpot are interesting, meaningful, and a lot of the times, silly! Past projects have ranged from a crowdsourced music playlist to a scripting language made entirely of emojis.

See past projects
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The people.

Every year HackBeanpot looks forward to hosting 150+ curious students, experienced mentors, and innovative sponsors in Boston. We are super proud of the community we've built - the only person we’re missing is you!

Learn more about sponsorship

FAQ

When and where is HackBeanpot 2020?

HackBeanpot 2020 is from February 7-9, 2020 at Catalant Technologies in the Seaport district of Boston.

How do I apply?

Applications for HackBeanpot 2020 can be found here! They must be submitted before January 10th, 2020.

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

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

I am a student from ____. Is HackBeanpot 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 by February 7, 2020, please contact [email protected] to fill out extra paperwork beforehand.

Do you provide travel reimbursements?

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide travel reimbursements.

Are there limits on team size?

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

Should I bring my resume?

There is no need! You can upload your resume when you apply 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, meals and snacks will be provided throughout the entire weekend!

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?

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

Don't see your question?

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Our Sponsors

Check back closer to the event for a full list of our HackBeanpot 2020 sponsors.

If your company is interested in joining the HackBeanpot community and becoming a sponsor, reach out to us!