Join us for 24 hours as we build apps, hardware and more!

Join us for 24 hours as we build apps, hardware and more at the beautiful Kean University campus. We will provide a comfortable and enlivening atmosphere for you to build out progressive, innovative, and crazy ideas.

At HackKean, you’ll meet fellow hackers, learn new technologies, and hone your skills alongside seasoned mentors. We'll have free food, swag, workshops, mentorship, prizes, games, and more. Don’t have a team, or even an idea? Don’t worry! We’ll give you the tools to build something incredible.

Whether you're a seasoned hackathon goer or just getting started — we’d love to see you here!


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$620 in prizes

Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Kit (4)

An exclusive Starter Kit from CanaKit that includes the fastest model of the Raspberry Pi family: The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ (B plus) and everything you need to get up and running within minutes in the exciting world of Raspberry Pi! The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ features a 64-bit quad core processor running @ 1.4 Ghz.

The CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Starter Kit includes a premium Raspberry Pi case as well as a Samsung 32 GB EVO+ Class 10 MicroSD.

Raspberry Pi Zero W Kit (4)

This exclusive kit from CanaKit includes the ultra-small and ultra-slim Raspberry Pi Zero W (Wireless) and all essential accessories. The Raspberry Pi Zero W (Wireless) is the smallest form factor Raspberry Pi on the market and now incorporates WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity on board. It is 40% faster than the original Raspberry Pi but measures only 65mm long by 30mm wide and 5mm deep. The Raspberry Pi Zero W supports mini connectors to save on space and the 40 pin GPIO is unpopulated provding the flexibility to use only the connections your project requires.

Google Chromecast 3rd Generation (4)

Chromecast plugs into your TVs HDMI port. Access more than 200,000 TV shows and movies, 30 million songs through apps like Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, Hulu, HBO GO, WatchESPN and Google Play. You can see whatever is on your laptops Chrome browser on the big screen. With Chromecast, your device is the remote. Its easy to control the TV from anywhere in your home.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


open to all students! (if you are under 18, we'll need parent/guardian consent for) visit our website for more information here!


Sumbit the source code for your project in a .zip file



Kean University


Kean University

Judging Criteria

  • Judging Criteria
    - Project concept - Organization of code - Code Consistency - Originality of the project idea - Working / Functionality - Presentation