Interested in trying something new or building something with friends, be it hardware, software, or anything you can think of? Codestellation is the annual hackathon held at Brandeis and organized by our club, BITMAP! We are also known as "The Beginner-Friendly Hackathon", so all experience levels are welcome - just have fun, get coding, and create something with us! You are in for a blast!

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Participants: We welcome hackers all ages

Team limit: Please limit your team to 4-6 people

Location: Remote


You are required to submit your work by 9pm EST on Nov 8th. We do not take late submissions so make sure you start submitting few minutes before the deadline.

  1. Please submit your Github link
  2. Include a demo video of your project
  3. For the submission of the project please include:
    1. Inspiration
    2. What is your project
    3. How did you build it
    4. Challenges you ran into
    5. What did you learn
    6. What can you improve
    7. upload 1-2 images of your project
  4. Make sure all team members are included in the submission as Contributors

Good luck!

Hackathon Sponsors


$860 in prizes

Judges' Pick

Razor Cynosa Chroma Keyboard and Jetson Sphere Hoverboard
A year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro (max 5)

Social Impact Award (2)

HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset
A year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro (Max 5)

Best Beginner Hack

Google Nest Mini for each team member (max 6)

Best Mobile/Web App

Google Nest Mini for each team member (max 6)

Best Innovation Hack

Sky Viper Journey Pro Video GPS Drone

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Ian Roy
Director for Research Technology and Innovation

Tim Hickey

Tim Hickey
Professor of Computer Science

Pito Salas

Pito Salas
Professor of Computer Science

Hazal Uzunkaya

Hazal Uzunkaya
Research Technology Specialist

Hongfu Liu

Hongfu Liu
Assistant Professor

Tim Hebert

Tim Hebert
Embedded Systems and Robotics Specialist

Judging Criteria

  • Technology
    How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many different components? Did the technology involved make you go "wow"?
  • Design
    Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface?
  • Completion
    Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
  • Learning
    Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before?
  • Creativity/Originality
    Did the team provide a new conceptualization or unique application of existing technology?

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