A hackathon for students by students, with a mission to promote diversity and accessibility in our tech community.

HackWITus is a community oriented organization that aims to make a home for hackers in the Boston area. We strive to create a positive, energetic environment where any student is free to experiment, innovate, and compete with their peers. We believe that by providing the best resources, we ourselves are encouraging our members to reach their full potential. We go to great lengths because we believe students are the true innovators and will make the greatest impact in the world.

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Hackathon Sponsors


Best use of Google Cloud Platform

Google Home Minis for each team member

Best Beginner's Hack

Rocketbook Reusable Notebooks will be awarded to the best hack from a team with at least 50% of its members being first time hackathon attendees.

Best Software Hack

WASD Keyboard MX Blue will be awarded to the best use of any software (frameworks, programming languages, etc. )

Most Entertaining Hack

Bose Wireless Headphones will be awarded to the most 'out-there' project. It can be funny, inspiring, scary, or anything at all!

Best Hardware Hack

Photon Kits will be awarded to the team who best utilizes hardware in their project. This can include but is not limited to 3D printing, arduinos, or any physical interactivity.

Best Diversity-Centered Hack

Photon Kits will be awarded to the team who has the best project focused around promoting diversity, accessibility, and/or inclusion

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


In order to attend our event you must be a university student (or have graduated in 2017). All degree types are eligable (Associates, Bachelors, Masters, PhD).


Ethan Arrowood

Ethan Arrowood
Executive Organizer

Charlie Pham

Charlie Pham
Professor @ Wentworth Inst. of Tech.

Corbin Hakimian

Corbin Hakimian
Head of HR and Safety

Damian O'keefe

Damian O'keefe
Head of Safety and Enviorment

Mike Uptonm

Mike Uptonm

Alyssa Cooper

Alyssa Cooper
Sole Founder of HackWITus

Judging Criteria

  • Innovation
    HackWITus judges are looking for the most innovative creations possible.