The third annual hackathon at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY

Come hack with us!

HackRPI 2016 is the third 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 13.

For the event schedule and further details, see

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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 cannot be larger than 4 people to qualify for HackRPI's prizes. See rules for more details.


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


Your entire team must be included on your project submission. Anyone not part of the project on DevPost will not receive a prize. No exceptions.


HackRPI Team

HackRPI Team

Judging Criteria

  • Best Hardware Hack
  • Best Mobile Hack
  • Best Web Hack
  • Best Data Science Hack
  • Best Video Game or Virtual Reality Hack