Hack at YHack


We are an international hackathon hosted by and held at Yale, bringing together 1500 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.



View full rules


  • You must be a current college student to participate. 
  • Teams can be no larger than 4.
  • You must have been accepted into YHack and demo in person at the event in order to be eligible for prizes. 



Submissions must be in by 8:30 am on Sunday. All submissions must be published on Devpost. 


YHack Team

YHack Team

Judging Criteria

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