PackHacks is a 24-hour hackathon in which students work in teams of up to 4 to develop a technical software/hardware project of their own choosing. Common projects include making an app, creating a website, or even hacking together a physical device. Not only will you have the opportunity to build something you're passionate about, but you can also learn from enthusiastic technologists. There will also be lots of workshops (machine learning, web development, etc.) at the event for both less experienced students and those looking to pick up new skills. Most importantly, the event is FREE for all students to attend! Participants will receive food, shirts, swag, and resources for their projects, and the top teams will receive PRIZES!


Participants: High schoolers (must be accompanied by a chaperone), undergraduate & graduate students

Countries: United States

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$6,890 in prizes

1st Place - College

iPad Pro

2nd Place - College

iPad Mini

3rd Place - College

Oculus Go

Most Creative - College

Raspberry Pi M3

2nd Place - High School

Raspberry Pi M3

Gift Card Raffle (2)

On Saturday, April 13th, we will randomly select 2 names (among the people who referred others) to each receive a $50 gift card! The more people you refer (who actually attend), the more your name is entered into the raffle!

[MLH] Best Domain Registered with Domain.Com

Register the most interesting domain using your FREE credit this weekend to win Raspberry Pis for your entire team!

[MLH] Best Use of Google Cloud Platform

Use a Google Cloud Platform service (like hosting or machine learning) in your project to win Google Home Minis for your entire team!

[MLH] Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device

Use a Qualcomm device, like a DragonBoard 410c, in an Internet of Things project this weekend to win a DragonBoard 410c for your entire team!

[MLH] Best Use of Snap Kit

Use Snap Kit to integrate Snapchat's best features into your hack to win Casio Watches for your entire team!

nCino Not so Serious Hack

Amazon $50 gift card and Nerf gun

[MLH] Best use of Blockstack

$100 Amazon Gift Card per team member

1st Place - High School

Oculus Go

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Ziad Ali

Ziad Ali

Dr. Michael Daniele

Dr. Michael Daniele

Dr. Christopher Healey

Dr. Christopher Healey

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
  • Difficulty
  • Aesthetics
  • Utility

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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