Hack at YHack

YHack is an international hackathon hosted by and held at Yale that brings together 1000+ hackers and creatives from all over the world.

YHack is a festival of innovation, an arena of tech warriors, and a stage to present your big idea. Jam packed into 36 hours is a rainbow of events (talks, food, rap battles) that go on through the night while caffeinated teams hack on a Python app or program arduino-driven pumpkins to battle over Twitch.

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  • You must be a current college student to participate. 
  • Teams can be no larger than 4.
  • You must have been accepted into YHack, and at least one member of your team must demo in person in order to be eligible for prizes. 


Submissions must be in by 8 am on Sunday. All submissions must be published on Devpost. 


YHack Team

YHack Team

Judging Criteria

  • Practical and Useful
    How applicable is your hack to problems we're facing today?
  • Polish
    What impression do you get from the hack? Does it provide for a smooth user experience?
  • Technical Difficulty
    How technically challenging is it? Which technologies did you use?
  • Creativity
    How original is your hack? Is this a novel idea or something that's built at every hackathon?