HackNJIT is a 24-hour hackathon at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, run by its ACM student chapter (about us: njit.acm.org) in conjunction with the Ying Wu College of Computing. Students break into small teams of up to 4, work together over 24 hours to create a tech project, and at the end present it to our judges!
HackNJIT begins on Saturday, November 9th, at 11 am, and ends the next day at around 5 pm. It takes place at the Campus Center of NJIT. The street address is 150 Bleeker Street, Newark NJ.
Yes, and yes! Students attending HackNJIT enjoy free food, free swag from sponsors, tech workshops, and fun events — expect a cup-stacking contest, a pie-eating contest, karaoke hour, and more!
Nope! There’s no fee to sign up or to attend.
Unfortunately, we do not offer travel reimbursements at this time.
Each year, 200-300 students attend HackNJIT!
Any undergraduate or graduate student at any college in the US, or any recent (within 6 months) graduate from a college, is allowed to participate. Current high school students who are 16 years old or older are also allowed to participate. While at HackNJIT, you will be expected to abide by the MLH Code of Conduct.
No! You're welcome to register with your friends and compete with a team, but you can also register by yourself and find a team at the event.
NO! The point of a hackathon is to build something original in a short time frame. That said, you are allowed to use open-source frameworks and third-party APIs, with proper citations of course.
Bring a form of identification, and whatever you need to hack. This includes your laptop (no desktops, please!), your charger, and other devices. We also have a hardware table from which you can borrow things like Pis, Arduinos, sensors, etc. to use for your project.
Don’t bring any weapons, firearms, alcohol, illegal drugs, etc. If it’s not allowed on a flight, it’s not allowed at HackNJIT!
Saturday, November 9th
11 AM — 1 PM
Welcome and Opening Ceremonies
Sunday, November 10th
Hacking Ends, Judging Begins!
Awards and Closing Ceremonies