We are Hack UMass

Why HackUMass?

What Makes Us Different


The Tech

At HackUMass we not only focus on creating a collaborative environment for developers/engineers to create awesome software projects, but also give all the tools that you will need to create awesome hardware hacks! With Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, circuit components, quadcopters, Oculus Rifts, and more, we have the hardware, you have the ideas, so come bring them to life at HackUMass.

The Food

Soylent not cutting it for you? Don’t worry. We have the #1 dining service in the nation! And as a participant of HackUMass you will get access to all of our top-rated dining halls and other dining facilities. Have any special dietary restrictions? Not to worry! We accommodate all dietary restrictions.



The Venue

Tired of hacking in some old gym? Say no more! HackUMass is hosted in the Integrative Learning Center (ILC), one of the newest state-of-the-art academic buildings at UMass Amherst. Within the walls of the four-story 173,000 sq. ft. structure, the ILC provides 2,000 seats and plenty of spaces for hacking, sleeping, yoga, Super Smash Bros, and much more! As one of the largest research universities in New England, we take our hacking spaces seriously, and we hope you like it.

The Hackers

Our hackers come from all around the country and from many diverse backgrounds. Veteran hackers, first-timers, developers, engineers, entrepreneurs, and even non-tech majors -- this is who we are. Our goal is to bring together and inspire hackers from every background and provide opportunities like Ladies Storm Hackathons to continue growing in diversity. Come with friends, make new friends, join 800 other participants in one of the biggest and best hackathons in New England.



The Sponsors

HackUMass wouldn't happen without the support of our awesome sponsors. From startups to big-name brands, we work with the innovators and the makers. Workshops, tech talks, sweet prizes, swag, mini-competitions, hardware/APIs -- we partner with the best in the industry to make this event come to life. Check out some of this year's sponsors below (and make sure to say thanks if you see them!). Note: If you are a company interested in sponsoring our event send us an e-mail at [email protected] and we can get you connected with one of our sponsorship team members.


Frequently Asked Questions

Drop us an email if you couldn't find an answer to your question in the following list

Where is it?
HackUmass VI will take place at the Integrative Learning Center, the newest venue on campus, with robust WiFi and ample space.
Who's coming?
We expect over 900 hackers from across the US to attend our Hackathon, with most attendees arriving from Boston, Worcester, New York City, and more.
Who can attend?
All students are welcome. If you're under 18, we will need you to bring a signed parental consent form.
Do I need experience?
We will have an entire area in the arena dedicated to beginners with plenty of mentors and resources, so don't worry about not knowing enough beforehand.
Should I be in a team?
We encourage everybody to work in a team of up to 4 people. There will be plenty of opportunities to form your team online and at the event.
Will you be providing travel reimbursements?
Unfortunately we will not be providing travel reimbursements this year for HackUMass.
Can I start my project before the event?
No, you may not start your project beforehand. All of the work related to the projected must be done during the event.
When is the deadline to apply?
The application deadline is September 24th.
Is there a Code of Conduct we need to abide by?
Be smart about your actions. As a MLH event, we enforce the MLH Code of Conduct at our event.

This hackathon is brought to you by...

Our Sponsors

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Our Partners

Who organizes this awesome event?

Our Awesome Team

We cry ourselves to sleep to make this event happen

Brian Ramirez

Ishan Khatri

Serena Chan
Director in Training

Jesica Quinones
Head of Public Relations

Rachel Porten
Head of Event Planning

Dan Cline
Head of Logistics

Alexa Hirt
Head of Sponsorship

Alex Yen
Head of Hardware
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Any Questions?

Let us know! Email us anytime at [email protected] or if your company is interested in sponsoring us, email us at [email protected]