TechX is a student-run organization that aims to empower MIT students by bringing cutting-edge technology, new ideas, and top tech-innovators to campus. They organize several events including HackMIT, xFair, MakeMIT, Blueprint, THINK, and ProjX.
Programs & Opportunities
- HackMIT: MIT’s largest hackathon. Over a 24-hour period in early fall, 1,000 hackers from around the world gather on MIT’s campus to experiment and innovate on software and hardware projects. This is your weekend to dust off old ideas or try something completely new.
- xFair: A career fair and a tech expo combined. The result is a unique showcase of raw talent, raw ideas, and raw passion. With 2,000+ MIT undergraduate and graduate students in attendance, xFair is MIT’s largest career fair and tech expo.
- MakeMIT: A hardware hackathon that invites 250+ hackers to MIT every February. Hackers get to build and innovate with microcontrollers, laser cutting, 3D-printing, and more for over 15 hours, after which they present their projects in a public expo.
- Blueprint: A weekend-long learnathon and hackathon for local high school students held on MIT’s campus. Learn from MIT students, make new friends, and build something cool!
- THINK: An educational outreach initiative that promotes STEM by supporting and funding projects developed by high school students. In 2016, THINK launched a sister-program, THINK: Out of the Box, an initiative that specifically targets projects developed by high schoolers in the Greater Boston area.
- ProjX: A branch of TechX that provides funding for MIT student projects every semester, helping students bring their dream projects to life and giving them a chance to demo their creations at the annual xFair.