Registration for HackNJIT 2021 is now Open!

November 13 - 14!
NJIT Campus Center + Online!

What is HackNJIT?

HackNJIT is a 24-hour hackathon at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, run by its ACM student chapter in conjunction with the Ying Wu College of Computing. Students break into small teams of up to 4, work together over 24 hours to create a tech project, and at the end present it to our judges!

This year, HackNJIT is Hybrid! Due to NJIT's Covid-19 Policy, only NJIT students are allowed to attend in person. Everyone else must attend online via Discord. Don't worry, we have so much planned for everyone, whether you're attending in person or online! We can't wait to see you there!

HackNJIT 2021 Links

Our Discord, Devpost, and Schedule will be posted here once the event comes closer! Stay tuned until then!

Schedule ( ALL TIMES IN EST )

Times Event
November 13: 10:00am - 4:00pm Check-ins
November 13: 11:30am - 12:00pm Opening Ceremony
November 13: 12:00pm Hacking Begins!
November 13: 12:30pm Bank of America Challenge Introduction
November 13: 12:45pm Lunch
November 13: 2:00pm Ford:
Professional Development Workshop
November 13: 3:00pm Bank of America:
Blockchain and AI in the Financial Industry
November 13: 4:00pm MLH US Air Force Cybersecurity Challenge
November 14: 11:00am Submissions Due (Soft Deadline)
November 14: 12:00pm Final Deadline for Submissions
November 14: 12:00pm Hacking Ends!
November 14: 1:00pm - 5:00pm  Judging: In person and Discord
November 14: 5:00pm Closing Ceremony.
Winners Announced!

Covid-19 Policy

Is the event in person for everyone?

Unfortunately no. Only NJIT students are allowed to attend in person. Non-NJIT students will have to participate virtually. There will be a Discord server for all the virtual attendees as well as live streams for the talks and workshops for them to tune into. There are also fun events planned for everyone virtual and in person!

Do I need my vaccination card?

Yes! Since the event is in person we are requiring everyone to show proof of their vaccination. You may bring a screenshot of your vaccination card as opposed to a physical copy, however, this image of your card must be fully visible to show your full name and vaccination dates.

Are masks required at the event?

Yes! We want to ensure the safety of everyone who is participating. We are requiring everyone at HACKNJIT to wear one.

Do we still have to social distance?

Yes! We have to take every precaution possible to make sure everyone stays safe at this event!

Meet our Sponsors!

Title Sponsor


Gold Sponsors

Bank of America

Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors

Special Thanks

Frequently Asked Questions:

When and Where is HackNJIT?

HackNJIT 2021 will take place on November 13 - 14! It will be a hybrid event! NJIT students can attend in person at the NJIT Campus Center or online. Non-NJIT participants must attend online via Discord.

Who can sign up to compete?

Any undergraduate or graduate student at any college in the US, or any recent (within 6 months) graduate from a college, may register. However, only NJIT students are allowed to attend in person. Everyone else will attend virtually.

Do I have to register as a team?

No! You're welcome to register with your friends and compete with a team, but you can also register by yourself or even find a team at the event.

Can I use any of my old projects?

NO! The point of a hackathon is to build something original in a short time frame. That said, you are allowed to use open-source frameworks and third-party APIs, with proper citations of course.

Will there be food or entertainment?

Yes, and yes! Students attending HackNJIT enjoy free food, free swag from sponsors, tech workshops, and fun events — expect a bunch of fun virtual as well as in person events this year! Please note that free swag is only available in person.

Will there be prizes?

Yes! Top teams are awarded a variety of prizes, including cash prizes from NJIT and special prizes from sponsors. Unlike swag, prizes will be sent to online winners!

How big is HackNJIT?

We're pretty big! Each year, 400 - 500 students attend HackNJIT!

Do I have to pay to compete?

Nope! There is no fee required to signup or attend. It's totally free!

How many students do you accept each year?

As many students as apply! At this time, we do not accept/reject students on the basis of their registration.

Do you offer parking?

Yes, free overnight parking will be available to hackers at the NJIT parking deck located at 42 Wilsey St, Newark NJ.

What should I bring?

Bring a form of identification, and whatever you need to hack. This includes your laptop, your charger, and any hardware you'll need for your project. Note that we'll be running a hardware table, so you can borrow hardware (Pis, Arduinos, sensors, etc.) from us at any time during the event.

What shouldn't I bring?

We ask that you not bring your desktop or any other non-portable hardware to HackNJIT, as that will make it difficult for us to rearrange tables for judging, meals, and events. Of course, weapons, firearms, alcohol, and illegal drugs are strictly forbidden. If you can't take it on a flight, you can't take it to HackNJIT!

Do you offer travel reimbursements?

Unfortunately, we do not offer travel reimbursements at this time.

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