Join HopHacks for 36 hours of coding, hardware hacking, free food and swag!

HopHacks is a student-run, 36 hour Hackathon. This event brings engineers, designers and entreprenuers together to explore new ideas, compete for prizes and create amazing applications. It allows skilled students to showcase their hard work and knowledge. The great applications students build in the 36 hours are supposed to be a starting point for world changing ideas.

Inidividuals and teams of up to 4 people can work on whatever they like for the 36 hours and then present there project on Sunday morning. All of the prizes, including sponsored prizes, will be judged and announced at the presentation.

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Any university student, regardless of university, may participate. Graduate and undergraduate students from all departments and divisions are welcome. 

You must register online and receive email confirmation before attending. Please be prepared to show your University ID upon check-in.


At the end of the hackathon, your team can submit a project on ChallengePost. Your project will then be judged during your 2 minute presentation during our scheduled presentation time.

How to enter

Register at to sign up. We are currently in a waitlist situation but we still encourage you to sign up and we'll notify you if a space opens up.

We're working on providing transportation from New York City, Philadelphia and the MD/DC area and more info will go out about that once you've registered.


David Troy

David Troy

Peter Froehlich

Peter Froehlich
JHU Computer Science Professor

Andreas Andreou

Andreas Andreou
JHU Electrical & Computer Engineering Professor

Mike Cohen

Mike Cohen
JH Medicine Technology Innovation Center

Jason Hardebeck

Jason Hardebeck
DreamIt Ventures

Judging Criteria

  • Polish
    Judges will rate how polished your product and code looks, so make sure you submit the neat stuff!
  • Usefulness
    Judges will rate how well your product fills its intended need.
  • Creativity
    Judge will rate how unique and innovative your idea is.
  • Technical Difficulty
    Judges will rate how advanced your design and execution is, so don't be modest!