- Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13, 2016
- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- 110 8th St. Troy, NY 12180-3590
- Google Maps: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- Lodging: TBD
HackRPI is an annual hackathon event at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where students from around the country flock to RPI for a weekend of programming and contest. They create things, solve practical problems, compete for prizes, and interact with sponsors. Historically, HackRPI hosts close to 500 or more students each year.
RPI's of a hackathon: The word "hackathon" is a portmanteau of the words "hack" and "marathon", where "hack" is used in the sense of playful, exploratory programming, not its alternate meaning as a reference to computer crime.” A hackathon is a time and a place for you to make something. Doesn’t matter if it’s a web app, a mobile app, a desktop app, or something in between.