The 5CHackathon is the official hackathon of the Claremont Colleges. Instead of making hackathons a competitive experience, we make ours one that emphasizes learning and having fun. Teams begin working on their project on Friday night and have until Saturday morning at 7:30am to finish. All final submissions must be made here, on ChallengePost, before the end of hacking. Videos are optional.


If you attended and hacked at the 5CHackathon, then you are eligible to make a submission. 


Make your product, submit your hack to DevPost and attend the 5CHackathon final ceremony to show everyone what you built!

Hackathon Sponsors


$8,640 in prizes

Best Game

Nintendo Wii U

Best Design

Amazon Echo

Beginner - 1st

iPad Mini 4

Beginner - 2nd

Hubsan X4 Quadcopter

Intermediate - 1st


Intermediate - 2nd

Bose in-ear headphones

Advanced - 1st

iPad Air

Advanced - 2nd

GoPro Hero

People's Choice

ICE Orb Floating Bluetooth Speaker

Best Hack for Scaling Human Connection (Sponsored by Airbnb)

Prize provided by Airbnb

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

All final submissions must be made here, on DevPost, before the end of hacking. Videos are optional. Please include the team name and tag whether the project is beginner, intermediate, or advanced.


Kim Merrill

Kim Merrill

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    Does the hack do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
  • Complexity
    How complicated was the hack? Did it require you to learn new technologies?
  • Design
    How well styled is the app?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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