HackRPI’s 7th annual 24-hour hackathon will help attendees develop their skills, explore new technologies, and turn their curiosities and visions into opportunities.

Looking to inspire and challenge innovators, developers, creators, and entrepreneurs in New York's Tech Valley and beyond, HackRPI’s 7th annual 24-hour hackathon will help attendees develop their skills, explore new technologies, and turn their curiosities and visions into opportunities.

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Prizes

$35,800 in prizes

[FCA] Artificial Intelligence Theme (2)

1st Place: Solid State Drive and FCA First Place Prize Pack

2nd Place: Adafruit Google Vision Kit and FCA Second Place Prize Pack

[IBM] Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability (2)

First Place: $500

Second Place: $250

[IBM] Public Health and Pandemic Response (2)

First Place: $500

Second Place: $250

[Google Cloud] Best Use of Google Cloud (2)

Use any Google Cloud product in your project (https://cloud.google.com/products) to be eligible. Firebase and Google Maps Platform count! Each winning team member will win a Google Nest Mini.

1st Place: Google Cloud branded backpack, water bottle, and trophy

2nd Place: Google Nest Mini (by MLH)

Any COVID-19 hacks submitted using Google Cloud may also be eligible to win $5,000 in Google Cloud credits after the event for further development.

[EchoAR] Best use of echoAR

1. A $50 Amazon gift card (per team);
2. 1-month free Business Tier access (per team member); and
3. Selected projects will be featured on our “Inspiration” page

[MLH] Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Domain.com provides all the domain services you need from registration to hosting to SSL certificates and beyond. Each winning team member will receive:
(1) PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Chargers
(2) Domain.com branded backpack.

[MLH] Best Use of CockroachDB

CockroachDB has a cloud-based service that hackers can use called CockroachCloud, eliminating the hassle of deployment and ensuring that your data is always on and highly available. It only takes minutes to have a CockroachDB cluster active on Google Cloud or AWS

Each winning team member will receive a CockroachDB Branded 3-Doodle 3D Printing Pen

Additionally, Cockroach Labs is offering free t-shirts to any team that submits an eligible CockroachDB project to this prize category. (Note: Need to have a screenshot of your cluster activity in Devpost submission to be eligible)

[MLH] Best Hardware Hack sponsored by Digi-Key (2)

Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with Arduino Uno R3 included. We select up to two winning teams for this category. Each winning team member will receive a prize!

[Wolfram] Top 15 Teams (15)

Winners will be emailed with a Wolfram Pro prize pack

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

If you are over 18 or a college student, you are eligible to attend HackRPI.

If you attended and hacked at HackRPI, you are eligible to make a submission.

Teams cannot be larger than 4 people to qualify for HackRPI's prizes.  

Requirements

For all prizes, we are requiring short video submissions as it is important to have a backup in case you are unable to demo due to WiFi issues. We will be having judging in the judging server where you would be able to demo your project. Check the Starter Kit email for more details!

 

For the IBM Tracks, Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability, and Public Health and Pandemic Response, all submissions to these two tracks require the use of at least 1 IBM service or API. Use of any other open source technologies in addition to the 1 IBM service or API is allowed and encouraged.

Here is a list of possible technologies (https://cloud.ibm.com/catalog#services)

Note: Hackers only have access to services under the 'lite' tier and should be able to access that list without creating an IBM Cloud account. Hackers can use this link: https://ibm.biz/BdqTuq to register for a free cloud account. 

Judges

Matthew Kwiatkowski

Matthew Kwiatkowski
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Trpko Blazevski

Trpko Blazevski
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Isaac Hermann

Isaac Hermann
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Jasan Grandison

Jasan Grandison
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Christopher Smith

Christopher Smith
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Dennis Bly

Dennis Bly
IBM

Sam Warach

Sam Warach
IBM

Maria-Luiza Popescu

Maria-Luiza Popescu
IBM

David Nugent

David Nugent
IBM

Brian Lozano

Brian Lozano
Google Cloud

Aaron Yeats

Aaron Yeats
Google Cloud

Judging Criteria

  • IBM Track: Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability Track
    Design a project that relates to Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability. Use at least 1 IBM service or API. The use of any other open source technologies is allowed and encouraged.
  • IBM Track: Public Health and Pandemic Response Track
    Design a project that relates to Public Health and Pandemic Response. Use at least 1 IBM service or API. The use of any other open source technologies is allowed and encouraged.
  • FCA Track: Artificial Intelligence
    Design a project that relates to Artificial Intelligence.

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