Saturday October 29:


Registration, Networking and Team Building

Sign-in at the Heights Lounge (515 West 185th Street, New York, NY 10033).  On arrival you will get your name badge and some free swag!


Kickoff and Team Registration

Hackathon officials will be going over how the competition will run including project submission, rules and guidelines and of course the prizes.

Hacking begins!

Let the hacking and innovating commence! Get started on your project. Mentors and Hackathon officials will be walking around to help you get started.


Tech Talks: How to brainstorm a project idea


Sunday October 30:


Midnight Snack

Take a quick break and recharge with with a snack! Grab a cup o Joe and a donut before you head back to work!


Nerf Wars

Join a team, stock up on nerf bullets and get ready to win!  Multiple games will be played in succession in Nagel Commons.


Super Smash Bros Tournament


Drone Racing



Morning prayers with a minyan at the hackathon. More options at



A light breakfast will be served - including your morning dose of orange juice!


MLH Event - Slideshare Karaoke



Getting hungry? Bagels, creamcheese and more are just a few steps away.


Israel Tech Fair

Meet representatives from different Israeli organizations and tech companies.  Learn about what they are building and Israeli innovation and how to join.


Catch a minyan for afternoon prayers at a convenient time for you. Check the options at


Wrap-up and Submissions

Wrap up the last lines of code you are working on and make sure to submit before the 6pm deadline.



Get excited for a slice (or more!) of awesome pizza!


Presentations and Judging

Teams will present their projects and will be judged accordingly. Public voting will be open during this time. Good luck teams!


Closing Ceremony and Awards

The officials will make final remarks and prizes will be awarded to the teams with the best projects. Make sure to stick around for a group photo!


You must attend the hackathon in person to be eligible.

Projects have to be started at the hackathon (not before registration).

Maximum of 5 persons per team.

Participants ages 16-25 are welcome.



  • Submissions involving software can include source code (if you'd like to share it) with instructions for running the project. Screenshots or images are required. Additional documentation and materials are welcome but not necessary.
  • If your project is artistic or hardware based, a photograph of your project for judging is appreciated as well as any documentation or materials.

Hackathon Sponsors


1st Place

MLH Medals

2nd Place

MLH Medals

3rd Place

MLH Medals

Watch Dogs® 2 Best Device Privacy Hack

Everything is part of the internet of things now - from your phone to your fitness band to your thermostat. Build a hack that utilizes private data being collected from your devices, and show how you can turn potential vulnerabilities into something constructive. Each winning team member will get the Watch Dogs® 2 Collector's Edition game.

Best Hack Against Online Harassment

Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment. Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment. Each team member wins HackHarassment Swag Bags.

Best Domain Name Registered with

The team with the best domain name registered on wins an awesome swag pack for each team member!

Best Use of AWS

Dell 1TB Hard Drive for the best hack utilizing Amazon Web Services
Get $100 credit for your hack here:

Best First Time Hack

3 Months of Premium Membership

Dream it Reel Prize

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Please register here.


Rose Spiegel

Rose Spiegel
CEO, LifeShare Care

Ezra Kapetansky

Ezra Kapetansky
Young Professionals Advisor, Nefesh B'Nefesh & Founder, TAMID@YU

Alan Broder

Alan Broder
Advisory Committee, US Homeland Security & CompSci Dept. Chair, YU Stern College

Judging Criteria

  • Quality of Implementation
    How complex is your project? How functional is your project? Did you integrate multiple devices / API’s?
  • Creativity / Originality
    How original is this idea?
  • Practical Application
    How useful is the hack?
  • Design and user experience
    How awesome does it look and how natural does using it feel?
  • Final Pitch
    How well can you convince the judges that your hack is the best?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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