Tom from Rap Genius MC’s the opening event
1,000+ students fill MIT’s Kresge Auditorium for API talks
Mass exodus to get to the ice rink where the hackathon takes place
The room fills, laptops open: and the internet begins to grind to a halt... But the organizers get MIT admins to crank up the juice.
You can find opportunities to win $100K in the bathroom
BYOS: Bring Your Own Server
1A.M. Delivery: 1,500 cookies & milk to boost hacker morale.
Air mattresses for naps. Also serves as an infirmary for ‘all-nighter syndrome’ (a chronic conditions during hackathon season).
Hundreds of hackers powering through the night. Demos are due 9a.
MIT fosters a unique breed of athlete
And so it comes full circle: hackMIT ends back in Kresge auditorium, where Rap Genius Tom introduces the top winners to demo (you can find the hacks here on ChallengePost)
In sum: hackMIT is a hackathon of epic proportions, bringing together amazing students from across the country to build cool stuff with their friends, meet new people, learn new software techniques, and have fun (with Rap Genius Tom + cookies & milk).
Huge congrats to the organizing team from MIT, they put an insane amount of hours and work into executing a great event.
Get ready for next year’s…