Kean University's Annual Hackathon
Join us for 24 hours as we build apps, hardware and more at the beautiful Kean University campus. We will provide a comfortable and enlivening atmosphere for you to build out progressive, innovative, and crazy ideas.
At HackKean, you’ll meet fellow hackers, learn new technologies, and hone your skills alongside seasoned mentors. We'll have free food, swag, workshops, mentorship, prizes, games, and more. Don’t have a team, or even an idea? Don’t worry! We’ll give you the tools to build something incredible.
Whether you're a seasoned hackathon goer or just getting started — we’d love to see you here!
Lines of code
check-in @ NAAB 1st Floor
kicking things off!
ready, set, hack!
take a break from hacking!
|11am||Devpost Submissions Due|
demo your hack!
awards & fun
End of HackKean
Got questions about HackKean? Read on.
What's a hackathon?
It’s a grand gathering of people to make their ideas come to life. Think out of the box, try new technologies, ask questions, make mistakes, discover a new language, and have fun!
Who, When, & Where?
HackKean III will run for 24 hours on April 7th & 8th at Kean University's North Ave Academic Building, open to all students! (if you are under 18, we'll need parent/guardian consent form)
How do I sign up?
Registeration is now closed, thank you for applying to participate in HackKean IV.
How's parking & travel reimbursement?
Unfortunately, we currently cannot offer travel reimbursements to hackers. Parking is available in front of North Ave Academic Building (white lines)
What kind of project can I work on?
Whatever you'd like. Software, hardware, design, music, art, animation — take your pick. In addition to traditional prizing for top projects, we'll be awarding prizes to best projects in design, IoT, and more.
Teams should be groups of up to 4 students. You can also work alone, but we encourage collaborating with the other great minds at HackKean.
Do I need to have a finished project by the end?
Your goal should be to have a finished or almost complete project by Sunday. However, HackKean is ultimately a learning experience, so don't sweat it too much if you can't finish.
I haven't been to a hackthon before...?
That’s absolutely fine! We encourage beginners to join us. Hit us up if you've got any questions not answered here.
What should I bring?
Whatever you need to create. Hardware, computers, machines, and whatever else. Don't forget hygeine. We'll be providing some hardware first-come, first-served.
What shouldn't I bring?
A bad attitude. Come with an open mind & get ready to build.
I'm not a college student. Can I participate?
We're open to high school students! (parent/guardian must sign waiver) In the industry? If you're interested in being a mentor, drop us a line.
How can I get in touch?
What is your code of conduct?
View our Code of Conduct, set forth by Major League Hacking, here.
This is your weekend to innovate with a stage and we'll throw in swag, food, and mentors to keep you going. At Kean University's state-of-the-art North Ave Academic Building (NAAB), you'll have the perfect environment to get inspired.
In addition take advantage of our brand new hardware lab equipped with 3D printer, Oculus Rift, Raspberry Pi's, MYO armbands, Leapmotion Controller, and so much more!
24 hours of creativity.
Let there be hacking!