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 on the second floor of NJIT's Campus Center. The street address is 150 Bleeker Street, Newark NJ.
Any undergraduate or graduate student at any college in the US, or any recent (within 6 months) graduate from a college, may register. Additionally, any current high school student who is 16 years old or older may also register.
Yes! Top teams are awarded a variety of prizes, including cash prizes from NJIT and special prizes from sponsors. This year, the overall 1st place team will be awarded $1,500, the 2nd place team will be awarded $1,000, and the 3rd place will be awarded $500.
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!
Each year, 200-300 students attend HackNJIT!
Nope! There’s no fee to sign up or to attend.
Unfortunately, we do not offer travel reimbursements at this time.
Yes, free overnight parking will be available to hackers at the NJIT parking deck located at 42 Wilsey St, Newark NJ.
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.
As many students as apply! At this time, we do not accept/reject students on the basis of their registration.
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, your charger, and any hardware you'll need for your project. Note that we'll be running a hardware table, so you can borrow hardware (Pis, Arduinos, sensors, etc.) from us at any time during the event.
We ask that you not bring your desktop or any other non-portable hardware to HackNJIT, as that will make it difficult for us to rearrange tables for judging, meals, and events. Of course, weapons, firearms, alcohol, and illegal drugs are strictly forbidden. If you can't take it on a flight, you can't take it to HackNJIT!