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/.
$5,702 in prizes
Grand Prize (4)
Juiced Electric Skateboard
2nd Place Prize (4)
3rd Place Prize (4)
Fancy Coffee Maker
First Timers Track
Sunrise Alarm Clock
Data Science Track
Amazon Echo Plus
Design Track (4)
Best use of Algolia
Casio CA-506C-5A Calculator Watch for each team member
Best use of Google Cloud Platform
Google Home Minis for each team member
Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit for each team member
Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device
410C Dragonboard for each team member
Best use of the Cisco Webex Teams API Weekly Challenge
Power banks for each team member
Best use of HERE.com
Hacker gear and swag from HERE.com
Best use of Clarifai’s API Weekly Challenge
Hacker gear from Clarifai for each team member
Snap Kit Weekly Challenge
Spectacles by Snapchat for each team member
Best Social Good Hack from Fidelity Weekly Challenge
$50 Gift Cards from Fidelity for each team member
Best use of Authorize.net
LS20 Gaming Headsets for each team member
Lilie Challenge (4)
Schlumberger Challenge (4)
Chevron Challenge (4)
Microsoft Challenge (4)
Capital One Challenge
JP Morgan Challenge
Two Sigma (BEST USE OF DATA SCIENCE) Challenge
Best Use of Data Science
Facebook Challenge (4)
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Learn more about eligibility requirements at hack.rice.edu.
Confirmed HackRice 7 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.
We are looking for technically advanced solutions to technically challenging problems that make use of hardware and API's.That being said, if you can solve a technically challenging problem with a simple solution, we will be very impressed!
We are looking for original ideas or new angles on existing ideas. For example, using an API in a unique way. We know API's work - we want to see if you can do something new and awesome with them!
Design & Polish
We are looking for aesthetically pleasing projects with smooth and clear user experience.
Practicality & Usefulness
We are looking for socially good projects that people would use. Additionally, we would like to emphasize that we will extensively check to make sure that your project doesn't only work on the cases you demo.