About Hack Tech Valley

Hack Tech Valley, presented by Transfinder, is the first-of-its-kind event in the region. This 24-hour hackathon will be held in Schenectady, NY on February 10-11, 2018. A large cash prize for first place will be awarded, along with generous second and third place prizes and hourly raffles.

Click here to visit the official Hack Tech Valley website

The Challenge

The challenge and prize categories will be announced during opening ceremonies. Teams will then have 24 hours to design, code, test and submit their projects to be judged by a panel. There is no preferred programming language and mentors will be available for those seeking assistance.

Awards will be presented during closing ceremonies.

What if I get hungry?

Throughout the competition, meals, snacks, and yes, a lot of coffee and energy drinks will be provided.

What else is there to do?

Along with the main competition, Hack Tech Valley will have several categories open for prizes.

Need a break from all of the coding? Check out one of the games, tech talks, or other side challenges.


Hack Tech Valley is open to students, professionals, and anyone that wants to put their development skills to the test (18+ years old).

Hackathon Sponsors


$20,000 in prizes

All Prizes

Prizes will be awarded across categories and will be a cash value of $5,000.00. Additional prizes, including raffles and in-kind sponsorships will be given, totaling $20,000

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


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Judging Criteria

  • Judging Criteria
    Submissions will be judged based upon a range of criteria. Full competition details, award categories and everything else you need to know will be announced during opening ceremonies on 2-10-2018.

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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