Community at HackMIT 2017

Jessy Lin
Jessy Lin
Jul 25, 2017 · 2 min read

What community means to us

HackMIT has always been about building unique, challenging projects that push the boundaries of what you think you can do within 24 hours. This year, we’re focusing on the people who make that possible. Some of our best memories are from when we worked together with friends on a project, dove into an open source codebase after someone we’d never met spent hours helping us get set up, or bonded with the team next to us at 4am over that obscure iOS bug. Part of the magic of hackathons is that all these people come together in one place for one weekend.

What’s in store for HackMIT 2017?

For this year’s application, we asked what community means to you. So far, we’ve been inspired by some amazing personal stories of mentors, mentees, friends, and teams who have made your experiences so rewarding.

  • Red/blue factions, bond with hackers from different teams in friendly competitions
  • Topic-based “bug bashes,” where you can get help from (or rant to!) other hackers working with the same technology
  • And more!
  • Ideate projects that are feasible within 24 hours and help you get the most out of the event!
  • Find dedicated mentors whom you can rely on for continued help throughout the event

If there are any ways you’d like to make community a bigger part of HackMIT 2017, let us know at team@hackmit.org — and with just about week left to register at hackmit.org, share what community means to you in your application! :)

HackMIT Stories

Stories from MIT's largest undergraduate hackathon.

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HackMIT Stories

Stories from MIT's largest undergraduate hackathon.