Hack Potsdam is a 24 hour student run hackathon where a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming.


All matriculated students, alumni, and professors are welcome to attend!


You can build whatever you would like using whatever tools you want.

Please include your code repositires (we recommend using GitHub) and your powerpoint slide deck for presentations if possible.

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$2,350 in prizes

Amazon Gift Cards - 1200

First Place

Boxed.com Gift Card - 50

First Place

Amazon Gift Cards - 600

Second Place

Boxed.com Gift Card - 30

Second Place

Amazon Gift Cards - 200

Third Place

Boxed.com Gift Card - 20

Third Place

Gracenote API Prize

5 Amazon Fire TV's

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Domain.com Swag Bags

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


William Kennedy

William Kennedy
Ardan Labs

Jason Rotella

Jason Rotella
GE Digital

Tim Fossum

Tim Fossum
Professor Emeritus, SUNY Potsdam

Jeanna Matthews

Jeanna Matthews
Professor at Clarkson University

Dr. Brian Ladd

Dr. Brian Ladd
Associate Professor

Judging Criteria

    You'll have 5 minutes for a demo where you tell us all about your project, followed by a Q/A. We recommend a quick powerpoint. We're interested in how you solved problems as well as the technologies & tools you used.
    Did your team successfully execute your project concept? Is it usable? Does it work? Is it well designed? Is the user experience smooth?
    Does your project utilize a wide range of tools and technologies? Were there real technical challenges you had to overcome?
    Is the project new and something that hasn't been attempted before? How does this approach a unique solution to a problem?

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