There’s a lot that goes into planning any hackathon. It’s a difficult enough task as it is, but it’s often even more difficult to design an experience that distinguishes itself from any other hackathon. At HackBeanpot we try to differentiate ourselves by consistently ensuring three things:


Featuring: Julian Hirn

Welcome back to our Hacker Highlight series! Looking for inspiration on projects to do at home? We wanted to bring you some of the fun and creative projects we saw at HackBeanpot 2020 to help get you thinking about a project of your own! Next up on our highlight we have Julian Hirn, the creator of Guitar Ear Trainer — a game that helps you improve your ears in identifying musical notes on the guitar!

You can check out Guitar Ear Trainer here: (Use Chrome, Firefox, or an Android device for best performance)

Completing a level on the guitar trainer once you identify all the notes.

What inspired you to…


Featuring: Shraeya Srinivasan

Welcome back to our Hacker Highlight series! Looking for inspiration on projects to do at home? We wanted to bring you some of the fun and creative projects we saw at HackBeanpot 2020 to help get you thinking about a project of your own! This week we are featuring Shraeya Srinivasan, one of the creators of ACTonClimateChange, who talked with us about her experience at HackBeanpot ♻️

You can check out the final project here: https://actonclimatechange.com

What inspired you to build ACTonClimateChange?

Our inspiration and motivation to build our ACTonClimateChange webpage was the lack of necessary attention…


Featuring: Kimin Lee

Welcome to our Hacker Highlight series! Looking for inspiration on projects to do at home? We wanted to bring you some of the fun and creative projects we saw at HackBeanpot 2020 to help get you thinking about a project of your own! This week we are featuring Kimin Lee, one of the creators of Bento, who talked with us about his experience building Bento 🥙

“Always feel like you’re buying new groceries-and never cooking? Bento can help! …


It’s that time of the year again.. HackBeanpot is right around the corner! We hope you guys are ready for a weekend filled with amazing (and we mean amazing 😉) food, swag and giveaways, fun activities, and best of all lots of hacking!

🌱 HackBeanpot is doing something new this year — we are going to have raffle baskets filled with lots of fun surprises (hint hint, we have a waffle maker)! So how can you earn raffle tickets? We’ll be giving them away for attending talks and workshops throughout the event. But wait… there’s more! As part of our…


Interview with: Rucha Khanolkar, President and Ashna Shah, Vice President

Rucha is a 4th year computer science and design major at Northeastern University. She was on the sponsorship team for HackBeanpot 2019, where she learned to grow her speaking and communication skills by talking to potential sponsors. This year she is back as HackBeanpot 2020’s president! When she’s not doing hackbean related things, you can find her running by the Charles 🏃🏽‍♀️or baking something new 🍰. Rucha also loves art and enjoys going to museums 🎨

Ashna is a 5th year computer science major at Northeastern University. This is her…

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