What can you build in 24 hours?

Learn something new and build something cool this weekend. We have tons of food and swag for hackers and some amazing talks from our sponsors. Check out our hackathon page here for the full schedule.

 

What are HackBU Points?

You can spend them at online retailers like Amazon and Jet.com. You can expect  100 points to be worth $10.

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Prizes

$1,760 in prizes

First Place sponsored by GTS

Plain and simple, the most interesting project at the hackathon. Sponsored by GTS

Best Fintech Hack

Each winning team will take home a Google Home Mini! Chosen by our awesome Vanguard sponsors!

Best Open Source and Humanitarian Hack

This submission is open source with humanitarian ideals in mind. Each team member gets 400 hackbu points to spend on Amazon or another online retailer

Most Viable Business

This hack could reasonably be continued and built into a business. It solves a real problem. Each team member gets 400 HackBU points to spend on Amazon or another online retailer.

Best Security Hack

Each team member gets 400 HackBU points to spend on Amazon or another online retailer.

Most Technical Hack

This submission demonstrates mastery with a technical subject. Each team member gets 600 HackBU points to spend on Amazon or another online retailer.

Best Newbie Hack

Limited only to freshman and sophomores who've never been to a hackathon before. Each team member gets 300 HackBU points to spend on Amazon or another online retailer.

Best Design

Each team member gets 400 HackBU points to spend on Amazon or another online retailer.

Funniest Hack

Each member gets 300 HackBU points to spend but there is a catch. Members can get their prize hilariously shipped to anyone in the US anonymously.

Best Valentines Day Hack

Because Hackers have hearts too. Each team member gets 300 HackBU points to spend on Amazon or another online retailer.

Best Mobile Hack

This includes native apps and smartwatch apps. Each team member gets 400 HackBU points to spend on Amazon or another online retailer.

Enabling Growth and Progress Hack

Sponsored by Citi! The winners will each take home Beats headphones!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

George Weinschenk

George Weinschenk
Binghamton University CS

Judging Criteria

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