Dear Hackers and Friends,

It is with great regret that we inform you that HackPR 2016, scheduled for this weekend; Sept 24-25, has to be postponed until further notice due to the lack of electric power at Coliseo Roberto Clemente.

At the time of this writing, the electric service has not been restored and we need a full day of preparation work to give all our attendees the best hacking experience possible. We are working alongside the venue’s administration to book a new date to host our event.

Stay tuned at our Facebook ( and Twitter ( accounts for more updates about the new date.

HackPR Team

Reserve your seat for HackPR 2016!

HackPR 2016 is the perfect meeting place for the hacker and technology innovation community in Puerto Rico. Join us as a student or professional hacker to win more than 5k in prizes or as a  visitors to participate in our job fair, exhibitors area, workshops and final hacks (projects) presentation at the end of the event.


Student Hacker

Any high-school or university undergrad student. Student ID or equivalent proof required. Will have full access to HackPR 2016 that includes: hacking area, food, oficial SWAG, prizes, special events, snacks, premium coffee, etc.

Professional Hacker

Anyone else who is not considered a student. Will have full access to HackPR 2016 that includes: hacking area, food, oficial SWAG, prizes, special events, snacks, premium coffee, etc.


Anyone that want to visit the job fair, workshops and project presentations.

Event Details

  • Coliseo Roberto Clemente, San Juan PR
  • Saturday, September 24 – Sunday, September 25, 2016
  • Registration Open: 8:00am
  • Job Fair and Conferences start at 9:00am

General Agenda

Saturday, September 24th

9:00 AM – Registration Open
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Job Fair
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Opening Remarks
10:30 AM – 1:00 PM Workshops
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Hackathon rules and opening
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Technical Workshops

Sunday, September 25th
2:00 PM – Hackathon ends
3:00 PM – Project presentations
4:00 PM – Closing Remarks

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Hackathon?

As defined by wikipedia: A hackathon (also known as a hack day, hackfest or codefest) is an event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development, including graphic designers, interface designers and project managers, collaborate intensively on software projects

What is HackPR?

HackPR is Puerto Rico’s biggest student hackathon heading into it’s 5th year. On our last edition we received more than 500 of PRs best developers and hardware hackers gather to create some awesome projects during a 24 hour span.

I’m not a student anymore, can I still participate?

HackPR is open for everyone and anyone.

What if I’m a newbie?

No problem, no prior knowledge is required to participate in HackPR. There will be on-site mentors ready to aid fellow hackers in the most popular languages and platforms.

What should I bring?

Essentially only a laptop and it’s charger. Bring all components needed for developing your hack. There will be tons of food, snacks and coffee at the event. There will also be tons of wall plugs and chairs, however it is encouraged that you bring a multiplug.

Teams Size?

Teams should consist of no more than 4 members.


HackPR Event Rules

  • Teams can have 1 to 4 members
  • A participant can only belong (write code) to one group
  • The use of any API is permitted; the use of our sponsor APIs is encouraged.
  • All projects presented at HackPR must be developed during the event.
  • Project contents must be general audience rated.
  • Teams retain full ownership of their projects.
  • Be respectful to other hackers
  • Everybody must be identified at all times.
  • All participants must respect and abide by HackPR rules.


Venue Rules

  • Please refrain from damaging public and private property.
  • No alcohol or drug consumption allowed.



It’s not really about the prizes, but it’s also nice to be rewarded for your efforts.

  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place
  • Best Social Hack
  • Best Educational Hack
  • Best Fitness, Health or Wellness Hack
  • Best Hardware Hack

Prizes are subject to change. Prizes value will be revealed at the event.

Sponsored Prizes

  • TBA

Our Sponsors

Puerto Rico Science,Technology and Research Trust

The PRSTR mission is to invest, facilitate and build capacity to continually advance Puerto Rico’s economy and its citizens’ well-being through innovation-driven enterprises, science and technology and its industrial base.

Instituto de Estadísticas de Puerto Rico

El Instituto de Estadísticas de Puerto Rico tiene como misión:

  1. Elaborar la política de desarrollo de la función pública estadística,
  2. Coordinar el servicio de producción de estadísticas de las entidades gubernamentales, y
  3. Requerir información tanto al sector público como al sector privado.