We’ve come a long way since our first hackathon. After four iterations of HackDartmouth and our third HackDay last fall, we’re more excited than ever to innovate this year!

This spring, HackDartmouth V will again combine experiential learning with friendly competition. With company-sponsored workshops and the chance to develop and refine skills, we’re bringing hundreds of students from across the nation to learn, hack, and create for a weekend.

The day of the event features twenty-four hours of coding, swag, and amazing prizes! Mark your calendars for April 6-7, 2019!


  • All hacks must be built at Dartmouth by registered and accepted participants.
  • Teams may include up to four members.


  • A valid submission is a hack produced at HackDartmouth from start to finish.
  • Submissions must be made to DevPost by 12:00 PM Sunday, April 7. Please include an accurate description and photo, screenshots, a video, or Powerpoint presentation of the hack.

Hackathon Sponsors


$9,840 in prizes

First Place Beginner - Nintendo Switch

A Nintendo Switch for each team member on the first place team in the beginner category

First Place Advanced - Apple Watch

An Apple Watch for each team member on the first place team in the advanced category

Runner Up Advanced - Mechanical Keyboard and Razer Mouse

A Mechanical Keyboard and a Razer Mouse for each team member on the runner-up team in the advanced category

Honorable Mention - Smart Speaker Kit

A Google Home or Echo dot for each team member for a team that builds a unique project that deserves a special mention

Design Prize - Wacom Tablet

A Wacom Tablet for each member of the winning team in the Design category

Dartmouth Only - DALI Access

One team from Dartmouth will receive access to DALI Lab's resources to further develop their project after the event has concluded

Dartmouth Only - DEN Amazon Alexa Grant

One team will be given the Amazon Alexa grant to continue developing their project after the main event has concluded

Facebook - Oculus Go

An Oculus Go for each member of the winning team that creates the best hack aligning with Facebook’s mission of building community and/or connecting people.

Wayfair Sponsored Prize

Enter the Best Use of Wayfair API challenge! Integrate a 3D furniture model in your project to enter! Our API can be accessed here: bit.ly/wayfair3dapi and a Github repository here: https://github.com/draco2003/3dwebvrpythondemo which will help you get started!

MLH Prize - Top Teams Overall (3)

Place in the top group of teams at any MLH Member Event. Each winning team member will receive an MLH 2019 Hackathon Season medal.

MLH Prize - Best use of Blockstack

Use a Blockstack API to build a decentralized application. The winning team will receive a $100 Amazon Gift Voucher.

(MLH) Domain.com - Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Register a domain using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit.

(MLH) Google Cloud Platform - Best use of Google Cloud Platform (2)

Use Google Cloud Platform in your hack. Find a full list of GCP products & services at . Each winning team member will receive a Google Home Mini, max 4 per team.

(MLH) Qualcomm - Best IoT Hack using a Qualcomm Device

Use a Qualcomm device, like the Dragonboard 410C, in your IoT project. Each winning team member will receive their own DragonBoard 410C.

(MLH) Snapchat - Best Use of Snapkit

Use Snap Kit in your hack. One winning team will be selected from all MLH Member Events each weekend and top entries will be reviewed by Snap engineers. Each winning team member will receive either a pair of Spectacles by Snapchat or a Casio Calculator Watch.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Xia Zhou

Xia Zhou
Associate Professor, Computer Science

Charles Palmer

Charles Palmer
Adjunct Professor, Computer Science

Tim Pierson

Tim Pierson
Lecturer, Computer Science

Tim Tregubov

Tim Tregubov
Lecturor, Computer Science

Emma Oberstein

Emma Oberstein
Software Engineer, Microsoft

Kate Salesin

Kate Salesin
Ph.D Student, Dartmouth College

Justice Amoh

Justice Amoh
Ph.D Student, Thayer School of Engineering

Paraj Mathur

Paraj Mathur
Analyst, Ulysses Diversified Holdings

Judging Criteria

  • Usage
    How easy to use and easy to understand is their hack?
  • Creativity
    How creative is their hack? Have you seen many ideas like this before or is this very unique?
  • Technical (advanced only)
    Is their hack technically challenging? Have they shown their skills well, and have they shown how to effectively use technology to bring an idea to life?
  • Design
    How creative and engaging is the design of their hack?
  • Impact
    Is their hack going to impact people's lives positively? Are they helping a particular community?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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