250+ hackers. 24 hours. $8000+ in prizes.

Rice University's annual hackathon is back!

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Prizes

$9,350 in prizes

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Best Use of Hardware

People's Choice Award

Indeed Most Helpful App

Best use of Microsoft Product

Nokia Lumia 1520's!!!

Best use of Ebay/PayPal/Venmo API

SWEEET Lego Star Wars sets!

SnapStream Most Creative Project

DKNight Magicbox Bluetooth Speakers!

Two Sigma Best Data Visualization

1000$ Gift Card

Eligibility

Confirmed HackRice 2015 attendees may make a ChallengePost submission. Submissions should be one per project. Alumni may also submit a submission, but it will not be eligible for judging and prizes.

Requirements

The following items will be expected for the submission:

  • Team members, including contact information.
  • Application name and its description and purpose.
  • A 2 minutes max video demonstrating the hack.
  • URL to live demo of the application if applicable.

How to enter

Hack up an awesome app, website, or programĀ and submit a 2-minute ChallengePost video about it!

Judges

Will be Announced!

Will be Announced!

Judging Criteria

  • Innovation and Creativity
    Have you seen a project like this before? How innovative is the solution?
  • Technical Complexity
    How technically impressive is the project?
  • Impact/Potential
    Does this project have important implications? Would this project be used outside the hackathon?
  • Polish
    How refined is the idea, UI, and overall presentation?