Hawkathon 2017


We are pleased to host the 2017 Hawkathon @ UMass Lowell from 5pm March 3rd to 8pm March 4th, 2017. This year's hackathon is focused on Digital Health and you can view our various partners and sponsors below.

Space is limited so please be sure to apply to this year's Hawkathon! Confirmation emails will be sent out to accepted applicants approximately two weeks before the hackathon.

This year the hackathon will be located on UMass Lowell's South Campus in the O'Leary Library. There is ample parking and space in our library for you and your team to hack something for the health community!

By The Numbers



Sponsor details forthcoming. Interested in becoming a sponsor? View the prospectus here.

We are looking for mentors to coach participants during the Hawkathon. If you can volunteer your time, please apply.



We will be offering a variety of monetary and tech device prizes.

Best use of robots, machines, or other hardware to change the world!
Best Hardware Hack 1st Place $750.00 + iRobot Create 2's
Best Hardware Hack 2nd Place $250.00
The best usage of SDK’s, API's, etc. for the digital health industry.
Best Software Hack 1st Place $750.00 + Nokia Withings Activite Steel's
Best Software Hack 2nd Place $250.00
The innovation with the most effective usage healthcare data provided by John Snow Labs.
Best Use of Healthcare Data 1st Place $750.00 + John Snow Labs Data Access
Best User of Healthcare Data 2nd Place $250.00

Transportation / Accommodation

There is plenty of free parking starting at ~4pm in the Wilder Parking Lot on the UML South Campus, which is directly across from the hacking space. If you are commuting from Boston, you can take the Lowell line and then hop on an LRTA bus to South Campus

Please bring a blanket/sleeping bag and travel pillow if you plan to sleep during the event. We will have a dedicated sleeping space in the library, and of course, if you fall asleep at your desk that is fine too!

Hawkathon Schedule

Hawkathon 2016

Pictures from our first Hawkathon c. March 2016.