An independently-run Boston hackathon for curious students, hackers, makers, and beginners.
Come celebrate the Boston tech scene with us!
Camp HackBeanpot Spirit Award
After a weekend of completing challenges with your Cabins and making projects, we are so excited to see what you’ve learned at Camp HackBeanpot. We challenge you to build something that embodies our values of exploration and teamwork. This could involve a project to express your gratitude to nature or a survival tool for you and your fellow hackers.
Most Inclusive Hack
Last year was full of social change, and it doesn’t need to stop there! We challenge you to continue the trend into 2021 by creating a hack that uses tech to promote social good, accessibility, or impact on the world around you. Check out our livesite for some links to get started!
Hack for Joy
Everyone has their own unique hobbies and interests, such as gaming, rock climbing, knitting, or fishing. Whether it’s a hobby you picked up during quarantine or a life-long passion, at HackBeanpot, we challenge you to build whatever your heart desires! Encouraging passion and creativity, we present to you, Hack for Joy!
Best Demo Video sponsored by: ZipperHQ
ZipperHQ is a video messaging software that helps your video message stand out in crowded inboxes and newsfeeds. As an in-kind sponsor, ZipperHQ is offering a free version of the video marketing software through the ZipperHQ App and Chrome Extension. The challenge is to make a creative and engaging demo video using the App or the Chrome extension, which offers screen-recording, pre-recorded video upload, video sharing capabilities with auto-creation of a webpage, and exports to a shareable link. When you submit your project, you must include a ZipperHQ demo link to be eligible. The winning team will receive a $200 gift card to a place of the team's choosing. All participants get the free version of ZipperHQ which they can continue to use after the event.
Rookies of the Year
Most Technically Challenging
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Not Actually a Judge
Toast, Inc. (sorta)
Duk Hwan Kim
Did the team learn or try something new? How did they handle problems they encountered or pivot their ideas throughout the weekend?
Does the project have societal impact or solve a problem? Does it make you smile :)?
Is the design polished and intuitive? Is it visually appealing and easy to use? Is the project accessibly designed for all people who may use it?
Is the project creative? How different is the project from things that we’ve seen before?
Do they use challenging technologies? How challenging are the technical problems they solve in their project (and do they do so cleanly/efficiently)?
How functional are all the features? How much of it is hard-coded or “hacky”?