The Boston Stupid Shit No One Needs & Terrible Ideas Hackathon

Project presentation videos from this year are up!

The Boston Stupid Hackathon is a fun one-day event where people bring bad ideas to life. Please join us!

When: Saturday April 7 2018 — 10:30am - 9pm

Where: CIC - 50 Milk St. Boston, MA

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The 2018 Boston Stupid Hackathon is over, but you can still sign up for the newsletter to be notified in 2019!

See last year's projects for inspiration

Baby name generator screenshot

Baby name generator by Ben

Screamy Bird by Glen

French fry potato cannon by Spark

The Vape Boy by Ada and Seth

(No vaping in the venue)

or view NY Stupid Hackathon / SF Stupid Hackathon projects


Saturday April 7, 2018

10am doors open / coffee fun times

10:30am kickoff

10:30am - 8pm "hacking"

8pm - 9pm project presentations


50 Milk St. street view
50 Milk St. Boston, MA
CIC first floor cafe and event space

Thanks to our in-kind sponsor CIC for hosting the event!

Cambridge Innovation Center logo

Fab@CIC logo

This year Fab@CIC has generously allowed us the supervised use of some of their rapid prototyping equipment, including 3D printers, a laser cutter, vinyl cutter and electronics workbench. Please let us know if you'd like to use any of this equipment.

"Inspirational" Project Categories

Software as a Disservice (SaaD)


Internet of Terrible Things

Anti-social Media

"Government 2.0"

Psychological projection mapping

Witch apps

Fin-dom technology

Machine learning and machine forgetting

Dogmented reality

Decentralized spider web apps

Covert dev ops

Fireside chat bots

Robots that definitely aren't evil

See the event's Code of Conduct

Contact the organizers:

Inspired by the SF Stupid Hackathon and the original NY Stupid Hackathon.

Thanks Alison Malouf for the amazing cyber kale woman drinking juice in space image.

Organized by Glen Chiacchieri