Hack@Brown 2015

A different kind of hackathon.

Get ready for a weekend full of learning new technologies, making great friends, and pushing your limits. We'll provide plenty of healthy food, awesome swag, and everything you need to carry out your craziest ideas.

Everyone is welcome.

Whether you're making your first website, hardware hacking with an Arduino, or getting started with design, Hack@Brown is for you. We'll have great workshops, mentors from Oracle, Dropbox, Google (and more!), and most importantly, the perfect atmosphere for learning something new.

Ready? Let's go.

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  • All current high-school, undergraduate, and graduate students are welcome to register!
  • Students under the age of 18 as of February 7, 2015 are required to obtain parental consent on a form we'll email once accepted.
  • Teams can have a maximum of 4 students, not including mentors from companies.


Peter Boyce II

Peter Boyce II
Founder, RoughDraft VC

Jeff Huang

Jeff Huang
Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Brown University

Stephanie Castilla

Stephanie Castilla
Adjunct Faculty in Industrial Design, Rhode Island School of Design

Michael Littman

Michael Littman
Professor of Computer Science, Brown University

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity and Originality
    Is it an out-of-the-box solution? Do they approach the problem in a unique and creative way?
  • Functionality
    Does it accomplish its stated goal? Does it work as is, or does it require additional resources?
  • Design
    Is it easy to understand and use? Design does not have to be visual.
  • Potential Impact
    Does it solve a real problem? How many people would it help?