We believe that the best way to solve a problem is by collaborating with diverse students from different disciplines and bringing ideas to action. And this action is ignited through Hamp Hack; an interdisciplinary 24-hour dynamic hackathon for the five college consortium in the pioneer valley. The event serves to provide students with resources and mentoring to make working prototype solutions for problems that resonate in the world around us.

Hackathon Sponsors


$20,912 in prizes

Environmental Sustainability Prize

Funding to prototype and travel anywhere in the world for testing that prototype

Artificial Intelligence Prize

Echo Dot

Braini-hack Prize


Life Hack Prize

Stereo Speaker Beanie

Fantasy Hacks Prize

VR Headset

First Prize


Second Prize


Third Prize


Open Prize

Turn your idea into a startup with $8000

Most creative use of Indico API

Indico API prize

Whats your LifeHack Challenge

Cozmo by Anki

Art Challenge Prize

3D Doodler

Community Challenge Prize

Kindle Fire

Library Challenge Prize


Nutrition and Health Prize

6 Months of free incubation space


Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment! Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment. Members of the winning team receive Hack Harassment Battery Packs!

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

$250 AWS Credit

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Domain.com Swag Bags

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Charlie Johnson

Charlie Johnson
Prof. of Venture Capital Investment at UMASS Isenberg

Joseph Steig

Joseph Steig
CFO at Long River Ventures

Howard Rhett

Howard Rhett
Technical Support Leader at Viridis3D LLC

Connie (Constance) Hildreth

Connie (Constance) Hildreth
Maya Plugin Developer at Anzovin Studio

Heather Gates

Heather Gates
President/CEO at Community Health Resources

Judging Criteria

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    To Be Announced

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