HackHarvard 2016 is this weekend, October 21–23, and it’s going to be the best one yet. We’ve got students and sponsors coming from across the world! There will be laser tag, free swag, and so much more. Here is your comprehensive list of must-know information for the weekend:

Where you’ll be hacking: (please note, we have changed venues from 2015):

Harvard University

Student Organization Center at the Hilles

59 Shephard St

Cambridge, MA 02138

What you need to be connected to now and during the event:

1.) Facebook: join the HackHarvard Attendees 2016 Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/groups/322640668090224/

2.) Text Messages and…

There are a lot of moving parts that go into making a hackathon. You need to reserve space, provide food, organize gear, get swag, make sure the wifi is good enough to render 750 4K videos simultaneously, and make sure everything goes off without a hitch. The most important part of the hackathon, however, and the most crucial, is you. Hackers are what drive hackathons— hence the name — and it’s all about the experience that each individual takes away.

What’s tough though is making hundreds of separate unique experiences for everyone. I know what you’re saying, “…but you’re Harvard…

T-3 weeks until HackHarvard 2016!

A video of last year’s highlights created by a fellow Hacker.

1. International Development Category Winner: Stegosaurus

Protect the voiceless one image at a time.


Hundred of millions around the world will be limited in their freedom of speech this year. stegosaurus gives those people and opportunity to communicate with others in a safe and protected way. Unlike simply encrypting messages, steganography offers plausible deniability. Users are protected from attempts to decode their messages as it will not be evident that they are sending encoded messages in the first place. stegosaurus can be used by a multitude of people. …

What’s going on in a month…?!

Here are some highlights from last year’s winning hacks to get you pumped for this year.

1. Grand Prize Winner: Myo Explorer

A 4 wheels robotic car with a camera controlled by a Myo

Are you a college student in search of something to do? Do you dream about making new things and learning new technologies? Do you like free stuff?

Then it seems like HackHarvard is for YOU! If you aren’t already hooked, keep on reading to learn more about why you should come to HackHarvard.

  1. Meet other passionate students from around the country (and abroad!)

HackHarvard provides a unique environment for you to meet other college students that share similar interests from great universities across the country. …

What does it mean to stand on the shoulders of giants?

Here at HackHarvard, it means to create new and innovative solutions by building on previous discoveries. In this era of iPhones with no headphone jacks and bikes with no handlebars, we have increasingly been lead to re-examine classic technologies — to create the next iterations of well-known solutions. Because classic technologies provide priceless templates for improvement, we have chosen to focus on the intersection between technologies from the past and the present.

By embracing both the old and the new, we are saying that baking cakes with box mixes


Harvard College’s first MLH-sponsored hackathon. Est. 2015. http://hackharvard.io | Facebook: HackHarvard | Twitter: @hack_harvard | Insta: hackharvardcollege

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