Major League Hacking 2021 Hackathon Season
Lay back and hack
Go Live!
January 22-24, 2021
Purdue University
Why BoilerMake?

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in accordance with university and local guidelines, BoilerMake VIII will be fully virtual. While the online format will be a new experience for BoilerMake, our dedication to creating an empowering experience for our hackers to develop their projects remains. Our team has been hard at work conducting our virtual transition to ensure that both our hackers and sponsors have the necessary platforms and tools to build community and undergo an unforgettable and meaningful experience. If you have any questions, refer to our FAQ or email us at [email protected] for additional information.

BoilerMake is Purdue University's largest hackathon. Over the past seven years, thousands of students from across the country have come to BoilerMake. This event is for experienced hackers, newbies to technology, and everyone in between.

Blue van
Gears Turning

Build Creative Projects

Good resume

Boost Your Resume

Formal Attire

Talk to Company Reps


Learn New Skills

Floppy Disk

Make Incredible Memories


Win Cool Prizes


A hackathon - or hacking marathon - is an event that promotes self-expression and creativity through technology. Anyone with or without a technical background can attend to learn, build, and share new things. Hackers form teams around a problem or idea, collaboratively build or code a unique solution from scratch, and compete for prizes with other teams.

Yes! BoilerMake is an all-expense paid experience. We provide hackers with the venue, swag, and food throughout the weekend.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be shifting to a completely virtual BoilerMake VIII!

Absolutely! We would like to recreate the community environment of a hackathon through virtual means, which include hacker and sponsor interactions. When we confirm which platforms we will be using to host our events, we will be able to provide more information on what the event will look like!

No problem! Come to BoilerMake to learn a new skill and meet people. We'll have tech talks, a Slack workplace to ask questions, and engineers from sponsoring companies to help you build something you can be proud of. This is your best chance to learn alongside so many other driven hackers.

You can have a maximum of 4 people on your team.

BoilerMake is open to all undergraduate college students who are of age 18 or older.

Feel free to email [email protected] for info about our waitlist, and we will do our best to accommodate you as space opens up at our event.

We accept walk-ins based on availability after hacker check-in. We will announce more details closer to the event!

We set a deadline to ensure that all applications are given equal consideration to attend BoilerMake. Feel free to email [email protected] for info about our waitlist, and we will do our best to accommodate you as space opens up at our event.

Please email us at [email protected]!

Collins Aerospace
John Deere
Purdue Polytechnic Institute
Capital One
Sticker Mule
Echo AR
Wolfram Language
Digital Ocean
The Codex