Sandbox is Northeastern's student-led software consultancy building software for Northeastern clients. We work closely with clients across Northeastern to help them best leverage computation.
Be Kind

We see kindness as the first step in building an inclusive, supportive, and productive culture. We believe in giving kind and constructive feedback and don't tolerate brilliant jerks.

Learn Together

We aim to grow as developers by seeking technically challenging and interesting projects. We pair program frequently and stop to teach one another new things, even if it slows us down.

Make an Impact

We build projects that make a real impact on our clients and their work. With a pragmatic attitude towards software development, we're able to deliver solutions that are put into use.

Get Involved
For clients

We’re hoping to work with you because we love the challenge of building real products that a client depends on. Whether we’re doing classes, co-op, or personal projects, we rarely get the chance to make the real-world impacts that we can through client work. Additionally, many of our members are interested in experiencing research or are combined majors looking for interdisciplinary experience beyond the classroom.

Our Technical Director will set up a quick meeting and learn more about your needs and how we can help. If we choose to move forward, we’ll sign a contract and commit to working together for a semester or more!

For students

Each team on Sandbox works on one project for the semester. A team includes developers, a project lead, and often a UX designer. Working on Sandbox gives great experience! Yay join us!

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Applications open before each semester. After reviewing resumes, we set up interviews.

how much previous coding experience do you need to join sandbox?
Every level of experience is welcome in Sandbox. In our coding challenges, there will be different application tracks. Depending on your experience, you will be assigned to a track to give you the best opportunity to showcase your ability.
if i'm not in sandbox, how can i get involved?
If you're looking to get involved to further your software development skills, we'd recommend that you check out Oasis. In addition, we'd encourage you to join the Sandbox Community Slack and follow us on our social media and subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date on our latest events.
when do applications open?
Applications for Fall 2024 are open now through May 22nd. Be sure to follow our social media and subscribe to our mailing list to get the latest updates!
what is oasis?
Oasis is a project accelerator that helps you bring a software idea to life. During the 8-week program, through the help of your team and the Oasis mentors, you can learn new skills, meet other passionate students, and gain practical experience building your own software project.
what types of projects does sandbox take on?
Sandbox primarily takes on research-based and Northeastern-community based projects. Check out our projects page for examples of one's we've worked on in the past.
how often does sandbox take on new projects?
Sandbox has space to take on new projects every semester. Some of our projects are ongoing and span multiple semesters, while others are shorter and only last a single semester. If you're interested in working with us on a project, feel free to contact us!