Hack@Brown is all about learning. Spend a weekend with us and 500 other students to take a step out of your comfort zone. Use Hack@Brown as an opportunity to experiment with a new platform, API, or that idea that’s always been in the back of your mind!

Whether you’re building your first website, dabbling in Photoshop, or hacking with an Oculus Rift, Hack@Brown is for individuals of all backgrounds and experiences.

This year, our theme is ‘Greenhouse.’ Get ready to experiment, design, and build.


In your submission, include a link to your public Github repo and a video (max. 2 minutes) explaining your project.

Hackathon Sponsors


$6,900 in prizes

Best Overall Hack

Oculus Quest 2 Headset from Meta

Best First-Time Hack

Given to the best project submitted by a full team of first-time hackathon attendees! $25 giftcards

Best Hardware Hack

Must have some hardware components to qualify. Grove Arduino Kits

Best Design Hack

Given to the best project in our design track, primarily for no-code design teams. $50 giftcards

Best Social Good Hack

Create a hack for social good, ranging from education and accessibility to health tech and urban innovation.

Best Climate Hack

Create a hack to help tackle climate change! We're excited to see solutions that can help improve sustainability and help preserve the planet.

Best Use of Google Cloud (2)

1st place: Google Cloud branded backpack
2nd place: Google Cloud swag box

Must use Google Cloud in your project in order to qualify. See Discord #google-cloud and #announcements for more information on how to request cloud credit.

Wolfram Award (12)

One year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Chen Ye

Chen Ye
Reliable Robotics

Ryan Nguyen

Ryan Nguyen

Grant Fong

Grant Fong

Daphne Li-Chen

Daphne Li-Chen

Ellie Pavlick

Ellie Pavlick
Brown CS

Adam DeHovitz

Adam DeHovitz

Judging Criteria

  • Judging
    Projects will be judged through a variety of lenses, including design, creativity, and implementation.

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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