Hack Upstate X

Hack Upstate X is the tenth installment in a series of weekend hackathons (open to students and practitioners) that happens twice a year (i.e. Fall & Spring) where developers, innovators and designers from Upstate New York come to Syracuse, NY, share ideas, form teams and build incredible products. Oh btw, it's FREE!


hack·a·thon (noun) -- an event in which computer programmers, hardware engineers and others involved in product development, including graphic designers, interface designers and project managers, collaborate intensively on software and hardware projects over a short period of time.


Thanks to our awesome sponsors for generously contributing the following prizes


We're fortunate to have an awesome panel of judges!


Creativity / Novelty (20%)

We celebrate ingenuity and creativity! Have an idea for a project that sounds crazy to tackle (especially in a 24 hour period)? Perfect.

Wow Factor (20%)

Subjective and buzz-wordy, huh? That's what makes it fun :) We know you have something up your sleeve that's going to knock our socks off!

Execution (20%)

To what extent did your team successfully execute upon your project concept over the course of 24 hours?

Informative Demo (20%)

Your team will have ~5 minutes to demo your product, and cogently and concisely tell us about the problems you encountered, the solutions you introduced, the APIs you leveraged and the lessons you learned.

Multidisciplinary project (20%)

We encourage and applaud interdisciplinary projects fueled by eclectic teams with diverse backgrounds.


Saturday October 7th
  • 11am: Doors open
  • 12pm: Idea pitching and team formation
  • 12:30pm: Commence hacking
Sunday October 8th
  • 11:59am: Cease hacking
  • 12pm: Demo intro / welcome judges
  • 12:30pm: Demos, pitches and presentations
  • 1:30pm: Awards ceremony


The Technology Garden

235 Harrison St

Syracuse, NY 13202

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The Technology Garden

235 Harrison St

Syracuse, NY 13202

Hack Upstate

Upstate New York is quickly growing into one of the premiere tech communities in the country. We'd love to collaborate with you. Contact us today!

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Email: team@hackupstate.com
Phone: (315) 760-4225