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Major League Hacking 2025 Hackathon Season

HACKRPI

Urban Upgrades

November 9-10, 1824

Registration Opens July 15th

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About HackRPI

HackRPI 2024 is Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's 11th annual intercollegiate hackathon hosted by students for students. Starting at noon on Saturday, November 9th, teams of 1-4 people have 24 hours to build and submit projects relating to our theme, Urban Upgrades. After submitting their projects, participants demonstrate their projects in front of a panel of professors, industry professionals, and fellow students.

Urban Upgrades is all about enhancing the infrastructure, services, and quality of life in our cities. From smart transportation systems and sustainable energy solutions to improved public safety and inclusive community spaces, this theme challenges you to develop ideas and technologies that make cities more livable, efficient, and enjoyable for everyone.

Our goal is to inspire and challenge innovators, creators, developers, and entrepreneurs in New York's Tech Valley and beyond. All students from all schools are welcome to participate, regardless of their major or experience level. Whether you're a seasoned hacker or a first-time participant, HackRPI is the perfect opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people, and have fun!

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When & Where

November 9-10, 2024

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Darrin Communications Center

FAQs

What is HackRPI?
Teams of 1-4 have 24 hours to build a project relating to our theme Urban Upgrades. Teams will then present their projects, and the best projects win prizes!
When is HackRPI?
HackRPI takes place on November 9th and 10th, 2024. Arrival and check-in takes place from 10-11 AM. Our opening ceremony starts at 11 AM, and hacking begins at noon. Your projects must be on Devpost by 11 AM Sunday, and all coding must stop at noon Sunday. Teams will present, and the event will end around 4PM on Sunday. We are excited to see you there!
Where is HackRPI?
HackRPI takes place at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in the Darrin Communication Center. Darrin Communications Center, 51 College Ave, Troy, NY 12180. See our event information page for more details.
Is HackRPI free to attend?
Yes! Thanks to our many wonderful sponsors, all food and swag are completely free for participants!
How do I register?

You can click here to register with Major League Hacking (MLH).

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Who can participate?
Everyone is welcome to participate, whether you are a hackathon veteran or this is your first hackathon, this is a great opportunity to learn, experiment with new technologies, and grow your skills. Our team of experienced mentors is here to help you in every step of the way.
Do I have to be an RPI student?
No! HackRPI is open to everyone, students of all experience levels from all colleges and universities are welcome to attend. Did you know that students from over 45 other colleges attended HackRPI!
Does HackRPI provide travel reimbursement?

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide travel reimbursement at this time, however, we have sleep rooms on campus for students 18 and older, and we are more than happy to recommend local accommodations if you email us at hackrpi@rpi.edu.

What should I bring?
Bring your team, your laptop, chargers, any hardware you need, and a good night's sleep!
What is the theme?
The theme for HackRPI 2024 is Urban Upgrades. This theme is all about enhancing the infrastructure, services, and quality of life in our cities. From smart transportation systems and sustainable energy solutions to improved public safety and inclusive community spaces, this theme challenges you to develop ideas and technologies that make cities more livable, efficient, and enjoyable for everyone.
Is it okay if I am late to the event?
Yes! You can arrive at any time during the event, but we recommend arriving before 11 AM on Saturday. Remember, the longer you are late, the less time you have to work on your project!
When are submissions due?
All projects must be submitted to Devpost by 11 AM on Sunday. You will be able to modify your submission until noon. After noon, no coding or changes to your project are allowed.
How do I submit my project?
You will submit your project on Devpost. See our "Event Information" and "Resources" pages for more details.
When and how will prizes be awarded?
Prizes are announced at the closing ceremony, which will take place around 4 PM on Sunday. Physical prizes will be distributed during the closing ceremony. Winners of cash prizes will be contacted by our team after the event.

Feel free to contact us with any other questions at hackrpi@rpi.edu!

Meet the Team

We are a motivated team of RPI students who share a passion for exploring the bounds of Computer Science and a commitment to organizing a fantastic event. Our team of students from every grade and major work together to organize our Hackathon in the fall and many other smaller events throughout the year. We are always looking for more students to join our team and help us make the event a success. If you are interested in helping, please join our discord or fill out one of the forms below!

Our Executive Board

Xenia Khusid

Xenia Khusid

President

Adwait Naware

Adwait Naware

Vice President

Vickie Chen

Vickie Chen

Director of Outreach

Grace Hui

Grace Hui

Director of Finance

Heman Kolla

Heman Kolla

Director of Sponsorship

CJ Marino

CJ Marino

Director of Logistics

Cooper Werner

Cooper Werner

Director of Technology

Miranda Zheng

Miranda Zheng

Director of Marketing

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