quick facts


Shapiro Science Center, Brandeis University


November 11


November 12

hacking time

24 hrs



A Hacka-What?

A hackathon is an opportunity to get together with others who share your passion for building and creating technology for a weekend and create something great. That app you’ve been talking about making forever? That software that would really make school that much easier? This is the perfect opportunity to sit down and make it a reality. At Codestellation, you’ll join a small launch team to create something awesome over the course of 24 hours. Along the way, we’ve also got a bunch of fun activities planned just in case you need a break from all the coding you’ll be doing. If a weekend of making new friends, coding, and partaking in all sorts of fun activities sounds like a blast to you, join us for Codestellation Fall 2017!

Who Can Attend?

Any student older than 18 is invited to attend this event. If you are a highschool student under 18, you can still come, but please contact us for forms. We want to fill the halls with a diverse group of interesting hackers with a variety of different skills, attributes, strengths, and perspectives. If you don’t have a team, we can help you find one- all you have to do is indicate on the registration form that you would like to be placed with a team, and we will put you in contact with other hackers both prior to and at the start of the event. New hackers are absolutely encouraged to attend; if you’ve been waiting for a sign to tell you that you’re good enough to go to a hackathon, this is it!

When Is This Happening?

This year, Codestellation will be November 11-12, 2017. Opening ceremonies start at 10am on the 11th. Hacking begins at 11am and continues until 11am on the 12th.

Where Is This Happening?

Codestellation will take place at Brandeis University (in Waltham, MA) in the Shapiro Science Center. We will be sending out detailed directions as well as a map in an email to participants closer to the event date. Brandeis is conveniently located right on the Fitchburg-South Acton Line of the MBTA, making transportation from other Boston schools extremely easy.

What Should I Bring?

You will definitely need to bring a laptop or some other device to code on. As this is an overnight hackathon, you might thank yourself in the morning if you bring a toothbrush and a towel to wash your face. If this is your first time hacking, consider bringing a pillow and a sleeping bag – it makes a world of difference to be coding when you’re well-rested and energized. Other than basic necessities like that, we’ve got you covered: we will be providing all the snacks and food you could eat, a Codestellation t-shirt, lots of hardware, 3D printers, and monitors for all your coding needs.

Are There Rules?

We use MLH's Code of Conduct.


9 AM Doors Open + Breakfast Shapiro Science Center
10 AM Opening Ceremonies Gzang 121
11 AM Hacking Starts Everywhere
12:30 PM Lunch Main Floor
6 PM Dinner Main Floor


8 AM Breakfast Main Floor
11 AM Hacking Ends and Lunch Main Floor
12 PM Presentations Gzang 121
2 PM Closing Ceremonies Gzang 121