Hack For A Reason

HackMIT is MIT’s largest hackathon. Over a 24-hour period from September 14 to 15, over 1,000 hackers from around the world will gather on MIT’s campus to experiment and innovate on software and hardware projects. This is your weekend to dust off old ideas or try something completely new. Imagine the craziest projects possible, and work on the hack of your dreams!

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Judges

John Cohn

John Cohn
IBM Fellow at IBM Watson

Rob Zhu

Rob Zhu
Principal Technical Evangelist at AWS

Minerva Tantoco

Minerva Tantoco
Cofounder of Grasshopper Bank

Judging Criteria

  • How Judging Works
    Our judging will be done through Gavel, our pair-wise-comparison-based judging platform. Gavel will be used to select the top 10 projects. These projects will then present to our panel of judges, consisting of John Cohn, Minerva Tantoco, Rob Zhu.
  • Tracks
    Along with our overall prizes, the top project in each Track will also get a prize (see prizes for details). Each project can only be submitted to one track.
  • Sponsor Challenges
    Each project can submit to MULTIPLE challenges! Each challenge will be judged by the company that sponsored that challenge, so make sure to interact with the sponsors of the challenges you want to submit to!