An independently-run Boston hackathon for curious students, hackers, makers, and beginners.

An independently-run Boston hackathon for curious students, hackers, makers, and beginners.

Come celebrate the Boston tech scene with us!

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How to enter

Registration is closed for HackBeanpot 2019. Keep your eyes open for HackBeanpot 2020!

Judges

HackBeanpot Staff

HackBeanpot Staff

Judging Criteria

  • Technology
    How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many different components? Did the technology involved make you go "Wow"?
  • Design
    Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface For a hardware project, it might be more about how good the human-computer interaction is (e.g. is it easy to use or does it use a cool interface?).
  • Presentation
    Is the presentation and project polished? Is the team engaged with the project? Why did they choose to do this particular project?
  • Learning
    Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? If a team which always does virtual reality projects decides to switch up and try doing a mobile app instead, that exploration should be rewarded.
  • Process
    Did the team utilize resources to tackle challenges? Did they collaborate and work well together? What did they learn from doing this project?