An Interdisciplinary Hackathon

Hamp Hack is the first ever interdisciplinary hackathon in the Pioneer Valley.  While most hackathons involve techie people making more tech. At Hamp Hack, we are doing it different.   People from different fields involved in technology, design/fabrication and art collaborate intensively on developing working prototypes that attempt to solve problems resonating in the world around us. With this event, the aim is to provide students with a platform that gives their unique idea an escape velocity into reality. And build a better environment for interdisciplinary ideas and interdisciplinary thinking.

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Any student is welcome!


You don't need to know anything in advance. We also have workshops setup for beginners and curious explorers to get started!


Jonathan Pedigo

Jonathan Pedigo
Full Stack

Tracy Ann Essoglou

Tracy Ann Essoglou
Situation Design, Inc.

Leslie Dwight

Leslie Dwight
Galactic Smarties

Judging Criteria

  • Design
    Is the Design simple and effective? When relevant, is it aesthetically pleasing?
  • Usability
    How user friendly it is? How well did you research their users?
  • Originality
    Has the team solved a new problem or used new techniques to solve an old problem?
  • Feasibility
    Does it successfully and effectively do what it is supposed to be doing? Is it scalable? Is it the next Big Thing for the relevant theme?