November 9th - 10th 2019

Newark, NJ @ NJIT


Registration for HackNJIT 2019 is open until October 26. Register now at hacknjit.org/register!


If you're an NJIT student, you can also volunteer for HackNJIT 2019. Learn more and sign up at hacknjit.org/volunteer!

2019 Sponsors

We've got a great lineup of sponsors this year!

Interested in sponsoring us? We're still recruiting! For more details, see the below packet, or contact us at acm@njit.edu.

HackNJIT 2019 Sponsorship Information


What's HackNJIT?

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!

Will there be prizes?

Yes! Top teams are awarded a variety of prizes, including cash prizes from NJIT (1st place is usually $1,500!) as well as special prizes from our sponsors.

When and where is HackNJIT?

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.

Will there be food or entertainment at HackNJIT?

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!

Do I have to pay to compete in HackNJIT?

Nope! There’s no fee to sign up or to attend.

Do you offer travel reimbursements?

Unfortunately, we do not offer travel reimbursements at this time.

How big is HackNJIT?

Each year, 200-300 students attend HackNJIT!

Who can participate?

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.

Do I have to register as a team?

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.

Can I use any of my old projects?

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.

What SHOULD I bring?

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.

What SHOULDN’T I bring?

Don’t bring any weapons, firearms, alcohol, illegal drugs, etc. If it’s not allowed on a flight, it’s not allowed at HackNJIT!

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If you still have questions, or want more information, feel free to email us at njitacm@gmail.com, or you can tweet us @HackNJIT.


Saturday, November 9th

11 AM — 1 PM


12 PM


1 PM

Welcome and Opening Ceremonies

2:00 PM

Hacking Begins!

7 PM


Sunday, November 10th

12:00 AM


7 AM


12 PM


2:00 PM

Hacking Ends, Judging Begins!

4 PM

Awards and Closing Ceremonies

Major League Hacking 2019 Hackathon Season