This year our theme is hacking for social good. We are partnering with non-profits to develop technological solutions to their biggest challenges. Our three main tracks are Education, Health, and Accessibility. Check out our info packet here with info about logistics, workshops, mentors, and more!

The schedule for the weekend is as follows:

Saturday, 10/1
Check-in 9:00am-10:00am Tishman Commons, LWC
Opening Keynote Ceremony 10:00am-10:45am Tishman Commons, LWC
Hacking Begins 10:45am Tishman Commons, LWC
HPE Vertica Analytics Workshop 11:00pm-12:00pm Room 210, LWC
Twitter Real-time App Workshop 12:00pm-1:00pm Room 415, LWC
Lunch 1:00pm-2:00pm Cow Chair Room, LWC
JavaScript Workshop 2:00pm-3:00pm Room 415, LWC
Rest API Workshop 3:30pm-4:30pm Room 210, LWC
UX Design Workshop 5:00pm-6:00pm Room 210, LWC
Dinner 6:00pm-7:00pm Cow Chair Room, LWC
Games 9:00pm-10:30pm Tishman, LWC
Midnight Snack 12:00am-1:00am Cow Chair Room, LWC


Sunday, 10/2
Breakfast 8:00am-9:30am Cow Chair Room, LWC
Hacking Ends 11:30am Tishman Commons, LWC
Lunch & Presentations 12:00pm-2:00pm Tishman Commons, LWC
Closing Awards Ceremony 2:00pm-3:00pm Tishman Commons, LWC
End 3:00pm Go home!


All undergraduate students are eligible to apply to WHACK.

Hackathon Sponsors


$1,290 in prizes

Best Accessibility Hack (Office of Disability Services)

$75 Gift Cards

Best Health Hack (Partners in Health)

$75 Gift Cards

Best Education Hack (Uplift)

$75 Gift Cards

Overall 1st Place

MLH Medal

Overall 2nd Place

MLH Medal

Overall 3rd Place

MLH Medal

Best use of Vertica (1st place)

HP Laptops

Best use of Vertica (2nd place)

Raspberry Pi Kits

Rookie Division

Compact sleeping bags

Best use of AWS

1 TB Hard drives

Best Domain name from swag bag


#HackHarassment prize

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Alex Ording

Alex Ording
The New York Times

Cassandra Hoef

Cassandra Hoef

Catherine Dodge

Catherine Dodge

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
  • Scalability
  • Social Impact
  • Level of Implementation
    How much is the product implemented? How functional is it? Is it just a mock-up? Or a good working demo?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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