TribeHacks III

March 31st-April 2nd, 2017

About US

TribeHacks is the College of William & Mary's annual hackathon. It's a chance for students to come together for three days to learn some new stuff, build cool technologies, and win prizes.

Who's Invited?

TribeHacks is open to all students who are interested in technology and spending the weekend building hardware or software. All experience levels and all areas of interest are welcome.


TribeHacks III will be held in Earl Gregg Swem Library. The main library on campus, Swem is home to 1,926,900 books, over 1,000,000 visitors per year, and one of the most beloved coffee shops on campus. Swem is a great place for collaboration, and we can't wait to fill it up with hackers. Look forward to lots of open tables and comfy couches! Check out the Map


We'll be kicking off TribeHacks III with a talk by Todd Howard, W&M Class of 1993. Todd Howard is a designer, director and producer at Bethesda Game Studios, playing a role in some of the industry's most successful games, including Oblivion, Fallout 3, Skyrim, and Fallout 4. Howard is one of the only developers to create four Game of the Year winners in a row.


Available hardware includes: an Alienware X51 Desktop Set, 6 Amazon Echos, 2 Amazon Fire Phones, 10 Arduino 101s, 10 Base Shields, 3 Dell Alienware Laptops, a Dell Inspiron Laptop, 2 Dell Monitors, 3 Dell XPS 13 Laptops, 1 Grove Starter Kit, 15 Intel Edisons, an Intel Starter Kit, 6 Leap Motions, a Muse Headband, 6 Oculus Rifts, 6 Pebble Times, 4 Samsung Gear VRs, 4 Parrot AR Drone Quadcopters, an Ultimaker 2go, an Ultimaker 2+, a Makerbot, and dozens of extension cords and power strips.


Check it out here!
TribeHacks is open to hackers of all experience levels. If you're new, we'll have workshops and some challenges to get you started.
We're offering over $4000 in prizes this year. For more details, including a breakdown for each prize, check out our Devpost
Any current college student, or anyone who has graduated in the last 12 months is eligible to attend TribeHacks.
Don't worry if you don't have a team yet. Meeting new people is half the fun - we'll help you find someone to work with! Teams can have a maximum of 4 people.
Come with ideas, but no code can be written prior to the event.
We want this to be a safe and fun event for everyone. All participants are expected to agree to the MLH Code of Conduct.
Check out an additional FAQ here. If that doesn't answer your question, shoot us an email at
Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season