Major League Hacking 2019 Hackathon Season

HackDartmouth V

April 6-7, 2019

Thayer School of Engineering


We’ve really come a long way since our first hackathon. After four iterations of HackDartmouth and three HackDays, we’re more excited than ever to innovate this year for our FIFTH HackDartmouth!

Last year, we had our biggest hackathon to date, with ~250 people and 45 projects! This spring, HackDartmouth V will again combine experiential learning with friendly competition. With company-sponsored workshops, mentors, and the chance to develop and refine skills, we’re bringing hundreds of students from across the nation to learn, hack, and create for a weekend.

The day of the event features twenty-four hours of coding, swag, and amazing prizes! Mark your calendars for April 6-7, 2019 and check out some of the projects from our past hackathons in the meantime!


import swag import hacking import questions

/* FAQ */

func what_is_a_hackathon() {

A hackathon is an event in which groups of hackers divided into teams develop a product. Hundreds of programmers get together to build something from scratch, be it a website, app, or some other product of their imagination. There will be lots of food and prizes, and opportunities to work with representatives from various companies.

func who_can_attend() {

Any university student (graduate or undergraduate) is welcome to participate! We also admit high school students with parental permission. Anyone and everyone is welcome to come and see what participants are working on, though, so feel free to swing by.

func ok_if_no_experience() {

That's completely fine! You'll have plenty of opportunity to join teams and learn from Dartmouth students, students from other schools, and mentors. We’ll also have workshops if you are interested in learning a particular skill. 24 hours is plenty of time to learn something new!

func require_idea_or_team() {

Nope! Although you can sign up with teammates, you can also sign up as an individual, and we will help place you on a team.

func what_to_build() {

You can build whatever you want: websites, programs, mobile apps, anything! However, all code must be written during the hackathon - feel free to use open source libraries and APIs.

func num_people_per_team() {

We recommend working in teams of 3-4 people, though participants in the past have worked solo or in pairs as well. However, if your team would like to submit your project for prize consideration, we have a hard limit of 4 members per team.

func what_to_bring?() {

Laptop, cellphone, chargers, toiletries, sleeping bag (if planning to sleep at venue). Food will be provided! Please don't bring alcohol, drugs, or soldering equipment.

func what_can_I_win() {

A panel of judges will decide on the winning hacks based on criteria of creativity, usefulness, technical difficulty, and form. The top prizes are TBA. Previous prizes have included drones, Apple watches, speakers, TVs, and other awesome tech.

func not_a_student() {

Interested in being a mentor or sponsor? Contact us at!

func deadline_to_register() {

Non-Dartmouth students can register up to March 1st, and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Dartmouth students may register up to the day of the event.

func other_questions() {

Shoot us an email at and we'll get back to you as soon as we can!










Green D Ventures


A special shout-out to our awesome partners:

Dartmouth College Department of Computer Science
Magnuson Center
The Neukom Institute
DALI Lab at Dartmouth College


Registration is closed for non-Dartmouth students!
The registration below is only for current Dartmouth students.

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