Hack Upstate V – Advancing Upstate New York's Tech Community

  • April 11 - April 12 2015
  • 235 Harrison St., Syracuse, NY
  • 1 Attending


Hack Upstate’s mission is to unite and facilitate collaboration among the greater Upstate New York hacker community. In doing so, we aim to contribute to the growth of Upstate New York’s technology sector, and to create a robust network of technologists and regional technology companies.


Hack Upstate is a weekend hackathon that happens twice a year (i.e. Fall & Spring) where developers, innovators and designers from Upstate New York come together in Syracuse, NY, share ideas, form teams and hack.



The Upstate New York Developer Community


Open Hackathon i.e. people can build whatever they want using whatever tools they’d like.


The Technology Garden, 235 Harrison Street, Syracuse, NY 13202

Note: Teams are allowed to participate virtually, however they will not be able to demo their products; consequently will not be eligible to win prizes.

Title Sponsor

  • AT&T


  • Rain
  • Centerstate CEO
  • Spark Devices
  • Rounded
  • Z80 Labs
  • Madglory
  • Syracuse University iSchool
  • SUNY Oswego
  • NextPlex
  • Cafe Kubal
  • Graphic Stock
  • AIGA Upstate New York
  • Twilio
  • MongoDB
  • Crate
  • Pluralsight

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity / Novelty (20%)
  • Wow factor (20%)
  • Execution (20%)
  • Polished Demo (20%)
  • Multidisciplinary product (20%)

Other Details

  • Food and beverages will be provided to participants throughout the entire event (i.e. lunch, dinner, snacks, beer, soda, etc

Organizer POCs

Please reach out to us if you have any questions or suggestions.

Saturday October 3rd and Sunday October 4th

Saturday April 11th

  • 11am: Doors open
  • 12pm: Idea pitching and team formation
  • 12:30pm: Commence hacking

Sunday April 12th

  • 11:59am: Cease hacking
  • 12pm: Demo intro / welcome judges
  • 12:30pm: Demos, pitches and presentations
  • 1:30pm: Awards ceremony

No code can be written until 12:30pm Saturday October 3rd

  • Three Amazon Echos
  • Three Spark Core Developer Kits