February 7–8 • Providence, RI • Sponsored by Oracle

make, play, learn:

A different kind of hackathon.

Get ready for a weekend full of learning new technologies, making great friends, and pushing your limits. We’ll provide plenty of healthy food, awesome swag, and everything you need to carry out your craziest ideas.

Everyone is welcome.

Whether you’re making your first website, hardware hacking with an Arduino, or starting with design, Hack@Brown is for you. We’ll have great workshops, mentors from Oracle, Dropbox, Google (and more!), and most importantly, the perfect atmosphere for learning something new.

Ready? Let's go.



Check-in at Sayles Hall

Introduction and Kick-off! 11:00–12:00

Head to Salomon Auditorium

Lunch 12:00–1:00

Eat, mingle, brainstorm. Sponsored by Two Sigma

Hacking Begins 1:00

Work time with snacks and mentor support throughout

Dinner 6:00–7:00

Sponsored by Teespring

Midnight Snack 12:00–1:00

Sponsored by Oracle

Continue hacking... sleeping areas will be plentiful!



Project submissions due!12:00

Lunch + Demo Fair12:00–2:00

Demos will be conducted in two parts. Judges will visit teams in Sayles Main Hall for informal demos while other teams get lunch. After one hour, teams will swap. Feel free to check out other teams' projects!

Lunch is sponsored by Microsoft

Finalists Announced2:00

Closing Ceremony2:00–3:30

Keynote, final demos, winners announced

Goodbye! 4:00

Clean up, pack, and say bye to (old and new) friends!


Who can attend?

All undergraduate, graduate, and high school students from any school are welcome. If you are under 18, we’ll need a parental consent form.

Will there be a standby line the day of the event?

Yes, there will be a standby line if accepted attendees do not show up. The line will open up when registration starts and students will be admitted off the standby line after registration ends. We will first admit all Brown/RISD students and then admit non-Brown/RISD students by order of first come first serve. Students admitted off the standby line will not get a travel reimbursement.

How will you decide between applicants?

Applicants will be chosen based on a random lottery. Everyone is welcome to apply and attend!

Why, then, do you need my resume?

Resumes are completely optional, and are passed on to sponsoring companies for recruitment only if you’re admitted. They're in no way linked to the hackathon acceptance process, which will remain a random lottery.

How much is this going to cost me?

Hack@Brown is completely free, including food, drinks, and awesome swag.

How do I get there?

You can take Amtrak or the MBTA to Providence Station, a short walk from campus. We’re working on getting travel reimbursements and buses set-up for you! Hack@Brown will take place in Sayles & Wilson Halls at Brown University.

What about team sizes?

You’re welcome to have up to four people on a team. It is absolutely not necessary to have a team prior to coming to Hack@Brown—we’ll have a fun team-forming session at the beginning.

What should I bring?

Your valid student ID, laptop, phone, chargers, sleeping equipment, and lots of excitement. If you’re a minor, a parental consent form too that we’ll email to you.

I have a question that's not answered here!

We’re here for you! Send us an email at hello@hackatbrown.org or feel free to reach out to us on Twitter or Facebook.