36 Hours. 1 Goal. February 24-26.

Join your fellow students Spring of 2017 for the third annual CBBHacks hackathon, hosted at Bowdoin College. You have 36 hours to build something, anything, with your fellow entrepreneurs, artists, developers, and other students, culminating in a presentation to a panel of VCs, founders, and CEOs. Join us and be a part of the largest student hackathon in Maine! Sign-ups out now!

Don't think you're a hacker? No problem! Many of our participants are first-time hackers, so you'll be among great company learning to make apps and websites for the first time.

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Students from NESCAC schools will be present to collaborate with each other, as well as to get advice and expertise from VCs, CEOs & other entrepreneurs.


Looking for something interesting to work on? Talk to local professors about their research and what they're working on. Speak with representatives from major tech companies about their experiences.


Apply what you have learned in the classroom to collaborate with others and build a marketable product or service in 36 hours. Do it well, and you might just get a prize for it!

Food, Drinks & Snacks Provided

What's a hackathon without brain food? You concentrate on building cool stuff, we'll keep you well fed with a steady stream of food, snacks, and drinks, courtesy of our amazing sponsors

Win Fabulous Prizes

We will be offering over $2000 worth of prizes for various categories, such as "Best Hardware Hack", "Most Innovative", and "Best LL Bean Hack". You won't want to miss this great opportunity!

Code of Conduct

We aim to make our event a safe space for anyone who wants to hack. By registering for CBBhacks, you agree to respect the policies and code of conduct of your home institution and Bowdoin College (this can be found in the registration form). TL;DR. Be respectful. Harassment and abuse are never tolerated.

2017 Sponsors & Helpers