This spring, HackRU Marketing interviewed members of our organizing team about their experiences with HackRU and hackathons in general!

Here, we interviewed Heman Gandhi, who’s on HackRU’s Research & Development team this spring.

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Heman Gandhi

Hey everyone!

Signups for HackRU Volunteers and Mentors have just come out and you don’t want to miss this opportunity.

As a Volunteer you can still participate and hack while also being a crucial part of the HackRU team to help run the event as smoothly as possible.

Signup link for Volunteer: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfO_wpWWK-TJptEQeW_a7Q4YtNEfcCCYDie8uCkSCOKG8Vr4w/viewform?usp=sf_link

As a Mentor you get the opportunity to guide other hacker with their projects (with theory or coding) with some amazing benefits. You get free swag, free food, and companies look at your resume first. You will only be asked for help with what you know.

Signup link for Mentor: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScp1mXwXl9a03Azp11iZU2Vy07p4fEcsCV0aB6F1OVzScaLnA/viewform?usp=sf_link

If you would like more information about any of these roles feel free to email us at: info@hackru.org


If you want to help put together HackRU Spring 2019, you have come to the right place!

We are always looking for new people to join our family and be a part of the Rutgers hackathon community. Please read the following information before filling out the form:

  • Newcomers are STRONGLY encouraged to join 2 teams!
  • Only CURRENT (those enrolled for the Spring 2019 semester) Rutgers — New Brunswick students are eligible to sign up.
  • You do not need to be a computer science major to help organize HackRU, but you MUST be a student at Rutgers—New Brunswick. No exceptions.

HackRU Fall 2018 is being held October 6–7 at the College Avenue Student Center! (Registrations are now closed.)

This is the last post of the weekly series, HackRU Testimonials! We look forward to seeing you at HackRU!

We asked those who have attended a previous HackRU, whether as a hacker, volunteer, mentor, or organizer, to share a few words about their experience at HackRU.

Rishab Chawla, Computer Science, Junior

“Built from the ground up, HackRU was the first hackathon to express the true essence of flavor. …


HackRU Fall 2018 is being held October 6–7 at the College Avenue Student Center! (Registrations are now closed.)

This post is the fourth one of a weekly series, HackRU Testimonials!

We asked those who have attended a previous HackRU, whether as a hacker, volunteer, mentor, or organizer, to share a few words about their experience at HackRU.

Dhruvil Patel

“HackRU is a place where undermined ideas come to reality with great teamwork by exploring APIs and other tools in 24 hours. …


HackRU Fall 2018 is being held October 6–7 at the College Avenue Student Center! (Registrations are now closed.)

This post is the third one of a weekly series, HackRU Testimonials!

We asked those who have attended a previous HackRU, whether as a hacker, volunteer, mentor, or organizer, to share a few words about their experience at HackRU.

Duc Ngo, Junior, CS-turned convert:

“HackRU in a nutshell: chill weekend plan that feels very much like RU. Plenty of food to keep you through the entire event and lots of interesting events you and friends can be a part of. Every season is a unique one so there’s always something new at every HackRU! …


Registration is now available for HackRU Fall 2018 at hackru.org!

This post is the second one of a weekly series, HackRU Testimonials!

We asked those who have attended a previous HackRU, whether as a hacker, volunteer, mentor, or organizer, to share a few words about their experience at HackRU.

Rakshaa Ravishankar, Sophomore, Computer Science:

“HackRU Fall 2017 was my first hackathon ever, and I loved it! I made new friends and together we worked hard to submit and demo our project and we ended up winning a category prize! …


Registration is now available for HackRU Fall 2018 at hackru.org!

This post is the beginning of a weekly series, HackRU Testimonials!

We asked those who have attended a previous HackRU, whether as a hacker, volunteer, mentor, or organizer, to share a few words about their experience at HackRU.

Phuru Shekar:

“Attending HackRU was a very eye-opening experience for me. I was able to make new friends from not only Rutgers, but also other Universities. Also, I was able to see all the things I could learn and develop skills that aren’t taught in classrooms.”

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Phuru Shekar

Anjali Madgula, English & Computer Science, Sophomore:

“HackRU was so much fun because it really brought the CS community together. I loved how supportive and inclusive everyone was and the whole room was full of this great energy.” …


The Volunteer and Hacker eXperience (VHX) team is looking for volunteers and mentors for HackRU Fall 2018!

Volunteers are crucial for helping to make HackRU run smoothly. As a volunteer you will be working with all aspects of HackRU from food to day of activities.

  • Volunteers take shifts that span 3 hours and are only required to take one of these shifts (of course taking on responsibility doesn’t only benefit us, but also looks good when we are deciding leadership positions for the following HackRU!).
  • Volunteers get the privilege of getting a HackRU t-shirt before the general crowd!
  • Volunteers also get the opportunity to network with all the amazing people that make HackRU the best hackathon around.

So if you’re interested in being a volunteer please fill out the following Google form: https://bit.ly/2uZ5Irr

The VHX team is also currently looking for mentors to help teach and guide potential hackers on their projects — be it coding, or general theory.

  • Being a mentor comes with tons of benefits; you get free food, free swag, and your resume gets special treatment by companies like Facebook and Bloomberg! …

Last semester (spring 2018) was my first one as a HackRU organizer.

My first HackRU was in spring 2017. I participated as a hacker, and although I wasn’t able to finish and submit a project, I had fun coding and debugging and meeting new people. A year later, I was helping to organize HackRU! I was encouraged by new friends I had made in the computer science community at Rutgers to become an organizer for HackRU. I applied and was accepted onto the Volunteer & Hacker Experience team (also known as VHX).

Our team had weekly meetings where we discussed how to get more volunteers and mentors to sign up. We brainstormed ways for volunteers to get to know the organizing team as well as their fellow volunteers. There were volunteer training sessions, where we played against each other in intense games of Google Feud. There was also the VHX mixer, one of my personal highlights of the semester, where volunteers, mentors, and organizers were able to meet each other! People showed off their impromptu speaking skills in Slideshow Karaoke and their drawing (and guessing, I guess) skills in Telestrations. …

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