HackRU is a 24-hour hackathon at Rutgers University. We welcome hundreds of students to join us in building awesome software and hardware projects.
Welcome to the twelfth biannual HackRU, hosted at Rutgers University by USACS, the Undergraduate Student Alliance of Computer Scientists!
$1,432 in prizes
Audio-Technica Headphones and Finger Spinner
A Fire Tablet and Case
DKnight Big MagicBox Bluetooth 4.0 Portable Wireless speaker
Best Hardware Hack
Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse
Best Solo Hack
Best Choice Products Gaming Chair W Audio Speakers System Video Game Rocker Seat
Best Rutgers Hack
A gift basket with a Rutgers hat, KMASHI Portable Power Bank, MasterStor 80GB Portable Hard Drive, and Multi USB Cable!
Best Social Hack
Amazon Echo Dot
Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment! Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment. Members of the winning team receive Hack Harassment Battery Packs!
Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS
$250 AWS Credit
Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Domain.com Swag Bags
Best Use of MongoDB
Amazon gift cards
Best Health Hack (Merck) (2)
Best Smart Home Hack (Pariveda Solutions)
Amazon Gift Cards
Best Educational Tech Hack (Viacom)
Philips Hue Lightstrips & Bridges
Best Use of Nexmo API (Vonage-Nexmo) (2)
Amazon Echos, Tour of Vonage's HQ in Holmdel, NJ (possible beach volleyball match), and Vonage swag!
Best use of Verizon API
Samsung Galaxy tablets
Best Use of Twilio API
Best Use of Nessie
Amazon $250 Gift Cards for each Team Member
Failure to Launch
No matter what your idea is, keep building, keep hacking, and keep learning and growing. You all have made it this far and you should be proud of the work you have invested into your hacks :smile:
Some specific requirements:
1) team must have worked really hard on the project (and it shows)
2) project was not complete
3) is a good idea conceptually
4) *must* demo to be eligible
Mentors will be going around and judging hacks as well as keeping track of your progress throughout the hackathon. Definitely make sure to reach out to mentors throughout the event!
Winners will receive a 5-month subscription to Wolfram Alpha and a 3-month subscription to Skillshare
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Students who have registered for HackRU and checked-in to the event are eligible to participate. As per MLH regulations, all hackers must currently be a student or have graduated within the last school year.
All participants are only allowed to be a part of one team and submit one project. The max amount of people for a team is 4 people all being over 18 years in age. Participants will risk disqualification if they don't adhere to these guidelines.
Ana Paula Centeno