YHack is Yale's largest annual hackathon, and has been running since 2013.
Every year, typically, 800+ students from colleges all over the US (and the world!) come to Yale for a weekend,
forming teams of 2-4 to brainstorm, design, and build technologies that address meaningful real-world problems,
based on a set of challenges provided by our sponsors. At the conclusion of the hackathon, projects are judged
by our sponsors, and the teams with the most innovative projects for each challenge are awarded prizes
(courtesy of our sponsors).
This year, however, due to the COVID-19 situation, YHack will be converted to a virtual format -- dubbed YHack V. 2020 -- while still embodying the same spirit of YHack. Since we are no longer constrained by the physical constraints of travel, we have also extended YHack V. 2020 to be a week long instead, to allow participants to build more extensive and sustainable projects that will make a more tangible and substantial difference, compared to a traditional weekend hackathon.
Check out our Facebook event as well!
Another note: if you are not participating in YHack V. 2020, but you are a member of the Yale community and want to check out some of the YHack V. 2020 online events that we have planned throughout the week (e.g. technical workshops, panel discussions), please use this link to check out our schedule (you need to be logged in to your yale.edu email)!
1,000+ hackers and makers from universities around the world
Fun-packed festivities like gaming competitions and performances
Large companies and inspiring startups looking for talented students like you
Get mentorship with experts in the tech industry
Prizes ranging from professional gaming keyboards to smart devices
Build an awesome project of your own with the help of engineers from top tech companies!
To help us select from all the qualified candidates who apply, we have everyone go through an application process. We’ve tried to keep our questions as short as possible because we understand that students are busy people.
We also don’t differentiate based on experience. Whether you are a first-time hacker or a hackathon veteran, you are all equally encouraged to apply. YHack is a great opportunity to learn and grow as a developer, so we hope that you’ll join us for YHack V. 2020.
Partnering with YHack provides companies an incredible opportunity to connect with the world's most talented college students.
Interested in sponsoring? Send us an email at [email protected] for more information!