HackHolyoke is an inclusive 24 hour hackathon environment that encourages students to start and finish projects that fit within the judging categories. Submissions can be hardware-based, software-based, or both.



You must be an undergraduate student currently enrolled in an undergraduate program over the age of 18.


Hackathon Sponsors


$44,280 in prizes

#HackHarassment (4)

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. Win HackHarassment Swag Bag.

Watch Dogs® 2 Best Device Privacy Hack (4)

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. Prize: Collector's Edition of Watch Dogs 2

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS (4)

1 TB Hard Drives

Best Domain Name from Domain.com (4)

Domain.com Swag Bags

1st place (4)

Go Pros, Indico API Credit, .tech domains

2nd place (4)

Google Home

3rd place (4)

Beats headsets & $250 Indico API credit

Best Non-tech Hack (4)


Most Beneficial to Society (4)

Airbnb coupons

Most Innovative (4)


Best Hardware Hack (4)

Leap Motions

Best Newbie Hack (4)

Echo Dots

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Mara Breen

Mara Breen

Michael Davis

Michael Davis

Josepha Martin

Josepha Martin

Anne Schlereth

Anne Schlereth

Steven Schmeiser

Steven Schmeiser

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
  • Complexity
  • Originality
  • Usefulness

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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