Dartmouth College has consistently ranked first in the nation for its quality of undergraduate teaching and student-professor interactions, and at HackDartmouth, we plan to facilitate a similar environment, where hackers collaborate with mentors and each other to create innovative projects.



Only college students are eligible to hack. You can create a hack with teams up to four people.

Hackathon Sponsors


$8,300 in prizes

1st Overall Prize

$1000 cash and Samsung Galaxy S Tablets

2nd Overall Prize

$800 Cash and Dell Venue 8 Pro Tablets

3rd Overall Prize

$600 Cash and Pebble Watches

Best Microsoft Hack

Asus Vivo Tablets for each team member

Best Design (Adobe)

Creative Suite Subscription

Best Pebble Hack (2)

Pebble Steel for each team member

Best Hack for Social Good

$1000 cash prize and Finalist entry to the KPCB Fellows Challenge

Best Real World Application (Palantir)

Prize TBD

Best Health Hack

Best hack with a health-related application. Fitbit Flex for each team member

Best Dartmouth Hack (for Dartmouth students only)

Best hack that can benefit the Dartmouth community.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Make a video, website or take pictures of your hack and write an great description on your team page. Submit by Sunday at 11AM.


Thomas Cormen

Thomas Cormen
Head of the Computer Science Department at Dartmouth College

Dick Green

Dick Green
Managing Director, RLG Analytics LLC

Phil Ferneau

Phil Ferneau
Founder and Managing Director, Borealis Ventures

Barton George

Barton George
Director of Developer Programs at Dell

Tim Tregubov

Tim Tregubov
Technical Director of DALI Lab

Xia Zhou

Xia Zhou
Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Dartmouth College

Christina Dulude

Christina Dulude
Web Architect at Dartmouth College

Judging Criteria

  • Design
    How creative and engaging is the design of their hack?
  • Usage
    How easy to use and understandable is their hack?
  • Creativity
    How creative is their hack? Have you seen many ideas like this before or is this very unique?
  • Impactful
    Is their hack going to impact peoples lives positively? Are they helping a particular community?
  • Technical
    Is their hack tech-savy? Have they shown their skills well and shown how to effectively use technology to being an idea to life?

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