The annual hackathon at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY

Come hack with us!

HackRPI is the first intercollegiate hackathon series hosted at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, completely organized and run by RPI students. We will be hosting 500 hackers from the Northeast and beyond for 24 hours.  Students begin working on their hacks on Saturday at 12:30pm and have until Sunday afternoon to complete their hack. All final submissions must be made here, on DevPost, before the end of hacking at 12:30pm on Sunday November 15.


Updates during the event will be posted to

Saturday, November 14 11:30 AM Buses Arrive
  12:00 PM Opening Ceremonies
  12:30 PM Hacking Begins, Team Formation
  1:00 PM Lunch
  2:00 PM Tech Talk 1: TripAdvisor
  3:00 PM Sponsor Scavenger Hunt
  3:00 PM Tech Talk 2: Microsoft
  4:00 PM Pitch Competition
  5:00 PM Tech Talk 3: Tata Consultancy Services
  6:00 PM High School Hacker Meetup
  7:30 PM Tech Talk 4: TripAdvisor
  8:00 PM Dinner
Sunday, November 15 12:00 AM Midnight Snack
  7:30 AM Breakfast
  11:45 AM Lunch
  12:30 PM Hacking Ends
  12:45 AM Expo A
  2:00 PM Expo B
  3:30 PM Closing Ceremonies
  4:30 PM Buses Depart

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You must be in either high school or college. Graduated students (<1 year) will be accepted on a case by case basis.

Teams should be between 1-4 people to qualify for all prizes. Teams of 5 are acceptable but not recommended.


There is no theme for HackRPI. Build whatever your imagination desires!


Akash Binjrajka

Akash Binjrajka
Goldman Sachs

Jeffrey Wai

Jeffrey Wai
Goldman Sachs

Judging Criteria

  • Best Data Science Hack
  • Best Mobile Hack
  • Best Web Application Hack
  • Best Health/Humanitarian Hack
  • Best Hardware Hack
  • Best Beginner Hack