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October 3 & 4 2015
College Ave Student Center
126 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ

MLH Official - Fall 2015 The Official Rutgers Hackathon MLH Official - Fall 2015

MLH Official - Fall 2015 The Official MLH Official - Fall 2015
Rutgers Hackathon MLH Official - Fall 2015

HackRU is a biannual hackathon at Rutgers University.

Sponsors will provide participants (that's you!) with professional mentors, cool sponsor APIs and new technologies to hack with.

Judges will award amazing prizes to the coolest hacks. You'll get free food, quality swag and meet awesome people.

It's the largest student-run educational event at Rutgers, and the second oldest student-run hackathon in the country.

HackRU started out small, in a room with less than 50 people, and in just four short years it has grown to host over 1000 individuals.

Come envision, build and demo your cool and original project!

Got a Question?

How can I register?

Click on the sign up button under our logo and fill out your profile to register! Admission is on a rolling basis, so make sure you register ASAP!

How much does it cost?

The best things in life are free, therefore HackRU is free. Admission grants food, amazing swag, unforgettable memories, and all the free knowledge your brain is able to absorb!

Will there be food?

We will provide food from the beginning to the end. Everything will be provided by us for you. We'll try our best to accommodate every dietary restriction, please let us know your needs with your profile! We promise you will not go home hungry.

Travel reimbursements?

We are currently not reimbursing for travel.

What about teams?

Teams should be no greater than 4 people. You can absolutely hack alone! It's one of the best ways to get experience, and you'll have many mentors. We will also pair those who want teams at the start of the event.

What should I bring?

All hackers must bring their valid student ID for admission. For those interested in hacking on hardware, some cool stuff will be provided by Major League Hacking and the Rutgers Maker Space.

What should I not bring?

You should not bring anything you would not bring on an airplane. If you want to bring toothpaste and a tooth brush, that's fine! It's never a bad idea to brush your teeth before you find a comfortable spot to nap.

What are the prizes?

Prizes will be announced at opening ceremonies. Past prizes include top of the line gear from Alienware, startup funding, and even a Super Nintendo with a ton of games!

Will there be hardware?

There is a limited amount of hardware prototyping gear at each hackathon such as Arduinos or Oculus Rifts. It is provided by MLH and the Rutgers Maker Space on a first come first serve basis. Bring your own gear if you've got some!

What about the parking?

The parking lot for the event is directly behind our venue, the studet center, and its entrance is on Sicard Street. Please park here to avoid being ticketed. We will be unable to dispute tickets issued outside of the designated lot.

I have another question!

If you have any questions or concerns regarding HackRU contact us at team@hackru.org. We look forward to hearing from you and can't wait to see you!


Click here for a detailed schedule of HackRU!

Our Team

Michelle Chen


Hackathon Director

Jonathan Risinger


Web Developer

Aedan Dispenza


IT Captain

Sakib Jalal


Finance Captain

Jungsoo Park


The Dude

Ryan Morey


Education Captain

Biggie Emmanuel


Education Captain