HackRice is Rice University's annual hackathon event. Participants trade their sleep for a weekend and join a team to create a project - typically software - in an environment optimized for creativity. At the end of the event, the participants demonstrate their projects to fellow hackers, visitors, and a panel of judges. The event is hosted by the Rice Computer Science Club.
Learn more at http://hack.rice.edu/.
$6,300 in prizes
Acer Chromebook 14 for each member of the winning team
GoPRO HERO Session for each member of the winning team
Amazon Echo for each member of the winning team
Best Use of Hardware
LG Electronics UM57 25UM57 25-Inch LED-lit Monitor for each member of the winning team
Best Hack for Students
Fitbit Charge 2 for each member of the winning team
IBM: Best Use of IoT
Best use of IoT platform on Bluemix receives Apple Watches
PROS: Segmentation and Big Data Challenge
Find meaningful user groupings (segmentations) from any large dataset and use the groupings to provide better user recommendations.
Example: Using the GroupOn API, discover a correlation between users and geographic location (native-born Texans like tacos), and use that insight to improve your product (show a taco truck coupon to a native Texan but not to a user born in the North East).
Winner receives Steam Controllers
Quantlab: Best Console/Command Line Application
Provided by Quantlab:
Best Console/Command Line Application receives drones
Capital One: Best Use of Capital One Hackathon API
Best use of Capital One's Hackathon API Best Use of Capital One Hackathon API (http://reimaginebanking.com) receives up to 4 $250 Amazon gift cards
Facebook: Most Open and Connected Idea/App
Provided by Facebook:
Most Open and Connected Idea/App receives Oculus DK2's
Two Sigma: Best Data Science Project
Best project in data science. This may involve aggregating or munging diverse data sets, machine learning, or an awesome data visualization application.
Indeed: Most Artistic Project/Web Design
Provided by Indeed:
Most Artistic Project/Web Design will receive Amazon Gift Cards from Indeed
MLH: Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS
Best use of AWS receives Dell 1TB Hard Drives
MLH: Domain.com - Best Domain Name
Best domain name registered with Domain.com receives Domain.com swag bags
MLH: Hack Harassment - Best Hack Against Online Harassment
Best hack against online harassment receives Hack Harassment swag bags
Watch Dogs® 2 Best Device Privacy Hack
Best device privacy hack receives Watch Dogs 2 Collectors Edition Game
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Confirmed HackRice 6 attendees may make a Devpost submission. Submissions should be one per project. Alumni may also submit a submission, but it will not be eligible for judging and prizes.
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 can be helpful, but is not required.
- URL to live demo of the application if applicable.
To Be Announced
Innovation and Creativity
Have you seen a project like this before? How innovative is the solution?
How technically impressive is the project?
Does this project have important implications? Would this project be used outside the hackathon?
How refined is the idea, UI, and overall presentation?