500 participants creating innovative software and hardware hacks in less than 36 hours.

HackUMass, powered by the Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship, is the largest hackathon in the Pioneer Valley, attracting over 500 hackers from all over the country to one arena. In 36 hours, participants will bring innovative ideas to life through both software and hardware projects.

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Eligibility

  • Students (Undergraduate, Graduate, or High School)
  • Individuals or teams of up to 4 members

Requirements

  • Project description
  • Team name
  • Video demo (optional)
  • Picture (optional)

Judges

John Cole

John Cole
Long River Ventures

Aaron Soules

Aaron Soules
Angel Catalyst

Steve Willis

Steve Willis

Bill Bither

Bill Bither
MachineMetrics

Karen Utgoff

Karen Utgoff
Utgoff Consulting

Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith
Raytheon BBN

Dave Waymouth

Dave Waymouth
Raytheon BBN

Jessica Lau

Jessica Lau
IEEE

Chuck Malloch

Chuck Malloch
UMass ECE - M5

Dave McLaughlin

Dave McLaughlin
UMass ECE - Professor

Martin Muthee

Martin Muthee
UMass ECE

Sandesh Virupaksha

Sandesh Virupaksha
UMass ECE

Sergio "The Surge" Cunha

Sergio "The Surge" Cunha
Verizon Wireless

Judging Criteria

  • HackUMass Finalist & Champions
    HackUMass Judges will select 8 finalist and 3 final CHAMPIONS based on these technical and non-technical criteria. - Creativity / Originality - Presentation / Polish - Design Process - User Experience - Technical Depth
  • Communication Innovation Award
    *The Surge is the sole judge for this category* Create a project that allows users to communicate with one another in a unique way; it must be effective and have a potential societal impact.