YHack 2014 is the second iteration of Yale's premiere hackathon. For 40 hours, 1500 of the best hackers will converge at Yale's West Campus to compete for over $15,000 in prizes.

YHack is a national hackathon hosted by and at Yale University. Join over 1500 undergraduate and high school students for a weekend of hacking. It's the perfect opportunity to meet and learn from other like-minded hackers, all the while honing your own skills. Create a mobile app to stop world hunger, learn the hottest new javascript frameworks, implement a hardware hack that revolutionizes the wearables industry... or just do something for the lulz.

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  • Teams must consist of no more than four people
  • The hack must be created in full during the hacking period
  • Remote submissions will not be accepted


Participants must create a hack (either software, hardware, of a combination of the two) entirely within the span of the YHack hacking period. Submissions worked on outside of this period will not be considered.

How to enter

To submit, please send details of the hack as well asĀ images of the hack. Live links and video are highly encouraged!


Kyle Jensen

Kyle Jensen
Director of Entrepreneurship, Yale SOM

John Caine

John Caine
CPO, Priceline

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    We like hacks that define and remedy problems in a way that we've never seen before.
  • Technical Difficulty
    The project will be judged on how technical it was to implement.
  • Overall Impression
    What you thought about this project in relation to the others.