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Judging: Table Assignments
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Please find your table assignment here. You must be at your assigned table no later than 9:45am.

How to Submit Your Project on Devpost
Posted 3/23/19 @ 8:00 PM

Your Devpost submission is how you will enter your project for judging. Only one person per team needs to make the post.


For your Devpost post, make sure:
- Everyone's full name is included (we need your name for prizes)
- You pick out all the categories you want to submit your hack for! (You can submit to as many categories as you'd like)
- You must submit your hack before 8 AM on Sunday


You can make edits to your Devpost after your initial submission. If you are requesting travel reimbursement, we will require your Devpost link later on to confirm your attendance. (Here is a tutorial on how to make a Devpost entry!)

Presenting to Judges 101
Posted 3/23/19 @ 7:00 PM

If you are feeling nervous about pitching to the judges and you want some advice on how to pull your ideas together and present with confidence - Don’t miss the “Pitch Perfect” workshop from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm in CGS-511!

If you attend Scott's keynote at 1pm in CGS 523 and tweet #DreamCareer, you will be entered a raffle to win a Google Daydream!
Posted 3/23/19 @ 1:00 PM
Come down to the main hacking area at 12PM for lunch and a special surprise for all hackers!
Posted 3/23/19 @ 11:22 AM
Hackathon Ideation 101 (Session 2)
Posted 3/23/19 @ 2:13 AM

If you aren’t quite sure what to do, and you need some help with the strategy for your project and defining the problem you want to solve - get off to the right start in the “Design Thinking” workshop at 7am in CGS-511!

Where can I find the showers?
Posted 3/23/19 @ 1:05 AM

1) Locate the catering section on the main hacking floor
2) Identify the opening labeled UBS to the left of the catering section if you are looking directly at the catering section
3) Enter the opening and turn right
4) You should be able to locate locker rooms #1-4!
5) Showers are in the back of the locker rooms

Walk-ins are welcome!
Posted 3/22/19 @ 8:50 PM

Invite your friends to join your hack! We will take care of registration on-site -- the more friends who hack the merrier :)

Workshop: Hackathon Ideation 101
Posted 3/22/19 @ 8:00 PM

If you aren’t quite sure what to do, and you need some help with the strategy for your project and defining the problem you want to solve - get off to the right start in the “Design Thinking” workshop at 9pm in CGS-527!

Not sure what project you want to build? Need help figuring out a bug? Request a mentor!
Posted 3/22/19 @ 7:00 PM

Mentors can help you with everything from brainstorming to solving technical problems. You can request a mentor here!

Looking for a team? Head over to the team formation area at 5pm to meet other hackers!
Posted 3/22/19 @ 2:00 PM

We will also be offering teammate recommendations at the Boston University Spark! Booth -- head over to the team formation (starting at 5pm) to learn more!

Opportunities at John Hancock / Manulife
Posted 3/22/19 @ 11:00 AM

We strive to be a source of hope and trust, offering a solid foundation for the financial future of our clients. In all that we do we focus on making a difference- not only with our products, but in our community, in the lives of our employees, and for the environment.


In Technology at John Hancock:

  • Your work will make a difference
  • You’ll have the opportunity to make to shape the future of the insurance and investments industries with innovative technologies
  • You’ll partner with the best talent in the industry to help our clients achieve their dreams and aspirations
  • With offices in Canada, the United States and Asia, your opportunities are unlimited

So … if change and transformation excites you and you want to be part of the team that is redefining how we build technology in the insurance and investment industries – join us!

BU Spark!
Posted 3/21/19 @ 10:00 AM

BU Spark!, our host for the high school PreHacks track during TechTogether, is an initiative to support student driven innovation and entrepreneurship in computer science, computer engineering and related disciplines at Boston University. BU Spark! aims to help students realize their technical potential by providing access to resources, knowledge, and expert networks to support their innovation journeys.


BU Spark! is housed by the Hariri Institute for Computing, the Institute initiates, catalyzes, and propels collaborative, interdisciplinary research and training initiatives for a better society by:
(a) promoting discovery and innovations through the use of computational and data-driven approaches
(b) advancing computing sciences inspired by challenges in engineering


Spark! has two primary programming tracks available to students: The Fellowship Program and the X-Lab.

Free Coursera Courses
Posted 3/16/19 @ 10:45 PM

TechTogether Boston has partnered with Coursera to give everyone a month of free tech courses! More info can be found here. Offer valid until 4/15/19, while supplies last.