Ishaan Gulrajani

Cofounder @Watchsend (YC S13), ex-@HackMIT.


The Hackathon Budget


Last year I organized HackMIT, one of the biggest hackathons in the world and the first ever hackathon of its scale at MIT. HackMIT had 20 organizers, 1,050 attendees and a $250,000 budget raised from over 70 sponsors. This post is based on my experience organizing HackMIT and input from other hackathon organizers.


“Which Programming Language Should I Learn First?”

tl;dr: start with whichever language your best friend is most comfortable with.


When a person sets out to learn programming, two outcomes are possible. Either they succeed, or they give up. If you don’t give up, you’ll eventually succeed.


The Hackathon Budget


Last year I organized HackMIT, one of the biggest hackathons in the world and the first ever hackathon of its scale at MIT. HackMIT had 20 organizers, 1,050 attendees and a $250,000 budget raised from over 70 sponsors. This post is based on my experience organizing HackMIT and input from other hackathon organizers.

Publications edited by Ishaan Gulrajani

With hacker culture sweeping over the globe, people are becoming increasingly addicted to hackathons. We can resist them, or propel them further. You decide.