The latest Wolfram technology stack makes it possible for you to develop and deploy useful applications in minutes.
In the Wolfram Cloud or on local hardware, the new Wolfram Language is the ultimate hackathon power tool. With its revolutionary approach of building as much as possible into the language—and automating programming and deployment—the Wolfram Language lets you take big ideas and turn them into reality in the space of a hackathon.
Recent Notable Wins
Anand Dwivedi, Kristy Carpenter, Jason Zhang and Prasann Pandya
Breast Cancer Detection »
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Jack Brown, Jeff Held, Jaeick Bae and Tunde Akinyemi
Aashna Shroff and Farhan Kathawala
Hands-on Math »
Kevin Renner, Harrison Qu and Ziwei Ba
Olivia Walch and Matt Jacobs
LA Hacks 2015
Alex Akagi, Will Zhang, Eric Chen and Nic Calle
Beta Data »
Hack the Anvil
Pradyuman Vig, Rehana Mahfuz, Sashank Allu and Thomas Satterly
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Nicolas Miller and Yosun Chang
Vulcan Learning for Humans »
Behind the Scenes with the Recent Winners of MHacks & HackNTU »
“[The Wolfram Language] was so easy to pick up and learn quickly. By the end of the 36 hours of the hackathon, we were just writing code and created this amazing product that won.”
Top Wolfram Hackathon Platforms
Wolfram Language on Raspberry Pi
Use the Wolfram Language to compute and interact with hardware on the Raspberry Pi.
Included free in standard Raspberry Pi system software »
Free for hackathon-level use »
Contact your hackathon organizers or apply to Wolfram Research to get the Wolfram Desktop development system and additional Wolfram Cloud Credits.
Put Wolfram|Alpha capabilities into your project.
Contact your hackathon organizers or apply to Wolfram Research to get Wolfram|Alpha API credits »
Popular areas for hackathons
- Text Manipulation
- Time Series
- 3D Geometry
- Image Processing
- Audio Generation
- Geographic Visualization
- Data Analysis
- Natural Language Input
- Machine Learning
- Social Network Analysis
- Financial Data & Computation
- Cities, Chemicals, Movies & 1,000s of Types of Data
- Instant API Creation
- External API Connectivity
- Device Connectivity
- Mobile App Deployment
- Automated Webpage Creation
- Interactive Webpages
- Automated Email
- Automatic Java & .NET Connectivity
- Instant User Interface Construction
- Report Generation
- Computable Documents
- External Program Scripting
Note: If you know Mathematica programming, you already know the core of the Wolfram Language.
An Elementary Introduction to
the Wolfram Language
Stephen Wolfram's online book is an introduction to the Wolfram Language and modern computational thinking—no prior knowledge of programming is required.
Wolfram Programming Lab
Start using today's most advanced programming language to create amazing programs, and get introduced to modern computational thinking.
Wolfram Development Platform (Open Access)
Use the revolutionary capabilities of the Wolfram Language to create and deploy production software systems and applications.
Create, Code, Deploy Workshop
This workshop showcases the fast development and deployment possible with the Wolfram Language and cloud services.
See amazing things that even tweet-length Wolfram Language programs can do.
Stephen Wolfram's Formative Moment
Watch this episode of Formative, produced by Reddit, to hear from Stephen Wolfram on his views and contributions to computing tools and scientific education.
Wolfram Language Home Page
All about the Wolfram Language, including Q&A and a code gallery of projects.
Stephen Wolfram's Introduction
Video introduction to the Wolfram Language by its creator.
Fast Introduction for Programmers
A 15-minute introduction to the Wolfram Language.
Wolfram Language Documentation
Full documentation for the Wolfram Language, with 100,000+ immediately usable examples.
Wolfram Demonstrations Project
Nearly 10,000 open-code interactive Demonstrations implemented in the Wolfram Language.
Ask questions and get ideas from the diverse Wolfram Community.
Wolfram Device Framework
Integrated Wolfram Language framework for connecting to devices.
Geek Out Conference Videos
See how to build an app in 60 seconds, connect to Arduino and much more.
Wolfram Events & Conferences
Virtual and in-person events, from office hours to Technology Conference to Summer Camp.
What to Do
Before the Hackathon
Get familiar with the Wolfram Language and its deployment and possibilities.
Contact Wolfram for any additional resources needed.
At the Hackathon
After the Hackathon
Tell Wolfram Community what you did! If it's cool, we'll send you a T-shirt and some other great Wolfram goodies.