Sign Up For Hack Rochester on April 18–19, 2020 at the First Federal Plaza

Hack Upstate
Feb 6 · 2 min read

We’re excited to announce that we’re organizing our first hackathon in Rochester! Both students and practitioners will share ideas, form teams, build projects, and win prizes. Oh btw, it’s FREE!

Click here to learn more and sign up for Hack Rochester!

WHO — The Upstate New York Technology Community.

THEME — Open hackathon. Build whatever you want using whatever tools you want.

Here are some projects from past events: Hack Upstate XIV, Hack Upstate XIII, Hack Upstate XII, Hack Upstate XI, Hack Upstate X, Hack Upstate IX, Hack Upstate VIII, Hack Upstate VII

RULES — No code can be written until after the opening ceremony on Saturday. All hackers abide by the Hack Upstate Code of Conduct. Please read it here.

WHEREFirst Federal Plaza Building, 28 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14614

WHEN — April 18–19, 2020

SATURDAY, April 18, 2020

  • 11am: Doors open
  • 12pm: Idea pitching and team formation
  • 12:30pm: Commence hacking
  • 2pm: Lunch
  • 7pm: Dinner

SUNDAY, April 19, 2020

  • 9:00am: Breakfast and coffee
  • 11:59am: Cease hacking
  • 12pm: Demo intro / welcome judges
  • 12:30pm: Demos, pitches, and presentations
  • 1:30pm: Awards


  • Creativity / Novelty (20%)
  • Wow Factor (20%)
  • Execution (20%)
  • Informative Demo (20%)
  • Multidisciplinary Product (20%)

PROJECT SUBMISSIONS — We will be using Devpost for project submissions and judging.

SLACK — Chat with hackers before, during, and after the event. Join now!

FOOD — We’ll be feeding you lunch & dinner on Saturday, and a light breakfast on Sunday.

PARKING — You can park in the Genesee Crossroads garage, attached directly to First Federal, off of Corinthian St.

VOLUNTEERS / MENTORS — If you’re interested in helping out during the event, please sign up here.

QUESTIONS? Check out the FAQ page or shoot us an email at


SPONSORING HACK ROCHESTER — Help Advance Upstate’s Tech Community Sponsorship from organizations like yours allow us to offer Hack Upstate to the public for free. Given how instrumental sponsors are to Hack Upstate, we’ll do everything we can to promote your involvement (i.e., content marketing, email outreach, social media, etc). Interested in learning more?

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