Hack@Brown presents:


January 26 – 27th, 2019
Providence, RI

This hackathon has already happened.

Click here for Hack@Brown 2020!

A different kind of hackathon.

Hack@Brown is all about learning. Spend a weekend with us and 500 other students to take a step out of your comfort zone. Use Hack@Brown as an opportunity to experiment with a new platform, API, or that idea that’s always been in the back of your mind!

Whether you’re building your first website, dabbling in Photoshop, or hacking with an Oculus Rift, Hack@Brown is for individuals of all backgrounds and experiences.

This year, our theme is ‘Recess.’ Get ready to experiment, design, and create.

Get excited to play.


Saturday, January 26th

  1. 9:00am

    Registration & Sponsor Fair

    Friedman Lobby & Sayles Auditorium 108.

  2. 11:00am-12:00pm

    Kickoff & Keynote Speech

    Head to Salomon Auditorium DECI.

  3. 12:00-1:00pm

    Lunch & Team Forming

    Sayles Auditorium & Friedman Hall 102.

  4. 1:00pm

    Hacking begins!

    Sayles Auditorium, Friedman 201, 202, 208.

  5. 1:00pm-2:00pm

    iOS Workshop

    Friedman 108.

  6. 1:00pm-2:00pm

    Android Workshop

    Friedman 102.

  7. 6:00pm-7:00pm


    Sayles Auditorium.

  8. 7:00pm-8:00pm

    HTML/CSS Workshop

    Friedman 108.

  9. 8:00pm-9:00pm

    Javascript Workshop

    Friedman 108.

  10. 10:30pm

    Late Night Surprise!

Sunday, January 27th

  1. 8:00-10:00am


  2. 10:30am

    Hacking ends!

    Submit projects online.

  3. 11:00am

    Judging for Sayles Auditorium Participants.

  4. 12:00pm

    Judging for Friedman 201, 202, & 208 Participants.

  5. 1:00pm-2:00pm

    Lunch & Demo Fair

    Sayles Auditorium & Friedman 102.

  6. 2:00pm-3:00pm

    Closing Ceremony

    Salomon Auditorium DECI.


  1. Who can attend?

    All undergraduate and graduate students are welcome.

  2. I don’t have a team. Can I still participate?

    Of course! It is not necessary to have a team prior to coming to Hack@Brown. We’ll have some fun team-forming sessions where you can find an awesome group of people to work with. You’re welcome to have up to four people on a team.

  3. Will there be a standby line the day-of the event?

    Yes, there will be a standby line if accepted attendees do not show up! The line will open when registration starts (9am) and students will be admitted off the standby line after registration ends (10:30am).

  4. How will you decide between applicants?

    Applicants will be chosen based on a random lottery. Everyone is welcome to apply!

  5. How much is this going to cost me?

    Hack@Brown is completely free, including WiFi, food, drinks, and awesome merch :)

  6. What should I bring?

    Your student ID, laptop, phone, chargers, any sleeping equipment you might want (we'll be providing air mattresses), and lots of excitement. Keep in mind that Providence winters can get chilly so make sure you pack accordingly! If you’re a minor, you'll need to bring a parental consent form that we’ll email to you.

  7. How do I get there?

    We will be providing full travel reimbursements to accepted hackers from within the US. Hack@Brown will take place in Sayles Hall at Brown University. You can take Amtrak or the MBTA to Providence Station, a short walk from Brown’s campus.

  8. I have a question that's not answered here!

    We're here for you! Send us an email at hello@hackatbrown.org or reach out to us on Facebook, Twitter, and instagram!