Mission Statement

HackWITus is a community oriented organization that aims to make a home for hackers in the Boston area. We strive to create a positive, energetic environment where any student is free to experiment, innovate, and compete with their peers. We believe that by providing the best resources, we ourselves are encouraging our members to reach their full potential. We go to great lengths because we believe students are the true innovators and will make the greatest impact in the world.

A central goal for HackWITus 2019 is to create a more diverse and inclusive environment for all hackers. In order to achieve our goal, we are taking steps to organize the event in a manner that provides a welcoming and fun experience for all attendees. Some things we are working on include:

  • Tracking gender and nationality identifiers so we can report on our diversity growth over time.
  • Providing gender-neutral bathrooms. There will be at least one gender-neutral bathroom on every floor. We will still provide Male and Female bathrooms for those who wish to use them instead.
  • Translating our material into multiple languages in order to eliminate any sort of language barrier for attendees and sponsors.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can attend?
Any student 18 years or older

When and where is it?
We are still in the early planning stages of the event but are hoping to host it this Fall.

Is this a free event?
Yes! Attendance, food, swag, and rental hardware is all completely free! 💸

Do I need to be a computer scientist in order to participate?
Not at all! We aim to host an inclusive environment so anyone from any discipline can attend.

Do you offer travel reimbursement?
Unfortunately, we cannot provide travel reimbursements at this time.

What is there is a change of plans or an emergency?
In the event of a change of plans or an emergency, we will contact you via email. You can also follow us on Twitter for updates.

Will there be free food and drinks?
There will be multiple meals scheduled throughout the event. Drinks and snacks will also be available. 🌯 ☕️

Is there a theme for the hackathon?
Nope! Create whatever you heart desires.

What are the rules?
The maximum team size is 5 people. All projects must be started from scratch at the start of the hacking period and completed by the designated time. All participants must follow the enforced Code of Conduct.

Is there a schedule?
We currently working on the schedule. Once complete it will be available here on the website and will be sent out via email as well.

What should I bring?
Bring your laptop, chargers, a valid ID (preferably student), and comfortable clothes. We also recommend a sleeping bag and pillow so you can take advantage of our designated napping zones 😴

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HackWITus is a 24 hour, student organized hackathon for all university students. Hosted by Wentworth Institute of Technology and Accelerate Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center, HackWITus strives to provide an inclusive and accessible hacker experience. Come learn a new language or experiment with hardware, compete for awesome prizes, and network with the top tech companies Boston has to offer!

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Thank you to all our sponsors! Without your support HackWITus would not be possible.
Interested in sponsoring? Email us at [email protected] and download our official sponsorship packet here.



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Want to become an Organizer?

We are looking for passionate people who want to get experience organizing Wentworth's biggest student run event HackWITus! Get first hand experience what it's like to

  • Work with a team of diverse individuals
  • Connect with industry professionals and leading companies
  • Harnessing your creative talent and design marketing material
  • Develop better user experiences and learn new technologies
  • Budget resources and research optimal costs for the best event ever

Interested yet?

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