HackSB is a 12-hour hackathon at the South Brunswick Public Library. Join us in building awesome software and hardware projects.

You can find the schedule here: https://thehacksb.github.io/#schedule

After hacking finishes, teams will show their projects each other and to the judges..

You are strongly encouraged to present a demo of what you have built. Pitches or presentations are discouraged. You are not judged on the quality of your pitch or the quality of your idea. As you are judged on what you built, you'll only hurt yourself by not showing a demo.

You are encouraged to present what you have done even if your hack is broken or you weren’t able to finish. It's okay if you didn't finish your hack—that happens all the time! Completion is only one part of the judging criteria, so you might still do well. 

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  1. Complete your project description
  2. Present to the judges at 9:00 PM. 


Stephen Dentler

Stephen Dentler

Steven Schiff

Steven Schiff

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    The project should be an original idea with creative design and/or implementation. Did it use a particularly clever technique?
  • Completion
    The project should be functional and have a reasonable amount of working parts in the 12 hour time frame that was given. Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
  • Functionality
    The project should have a clear intended purpose. Extra points awarded to teams that solved a real world problem.