The chapters of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) at Lehman College are teaming up this year to bring you our 6th annual hackathon! Our focus is on highlighting, supporting, and encouraging student talent from underrepresented and diverse backgrounds and provide a platform for you to build amazing things for your community.


This event is exclusively for students from CUNY, SUNY, National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and SWE chapters.

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$3,000 in prizes

Judge's Choice:1st Place

Judge's Choice:2nd Place

Judge's Choice:3rd Place

Best Hack for Social Good from JPMorgan Chase

Hack on any social good topic that you're passionate about. If you don't have a topic, you can consider one of the below social good themes Student Loan Debt Crisis, Interesting Diversity & Inclusion in STEM, Hurrican Relief & Recovery, and Improving cities and Local Communities. Winners will receive Bose SoundLink Wireless Headphones

Best Financial Hack from Capital One

Best use of Google Cloud

Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: Each winning team member will receive a Google Home Mini.

Best Domain Name from

Register a domain using during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a branded backpack.

Best Automation Hack with UiPath

Build an automation hack using UiPath! Each winning team member will receive a UiPath/MLH Branded Backpack and an opportunity to interview for a UiPath Internship in 2020 with a high recommendation!

Best use of Twilio

Create a hack using Twilio's powerful communications API. Do things like send SMS messages, phone calls, email, and much more in your project. The team that has the best use of Twilio will win a $50 Amazon gift card per team member.

Best use of Blockstack

Create an app using the Blockstack Platform. Each winning team member will receive a pair of Apple BeatsX Earphones. The opportunity with Blockstack doesn't end with the event. Any app built with Blockstack during a hackathon that successfully registers for the App Mining program will receive an additional $200 reward.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


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Judging Criteria

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