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 2020 will take place on November 7th and 8th! This year it will be a completely online event!
Any undergraduate or graduate student at any college in the US, or any recent (within 6 months) graduate from a college, may 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.
Each year, 400-500 students attend HackNJIT!
Nope! There’s no fee to sign up or to attend.
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.