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 fourteenth biannual HackRU, hosted at Rutgers University by USACS, the Undergraduate Student Alliance of Computer Scientists!

View full rules

Prizes

$6,240 in prizes

1st Place Winner

Apple AirPods for each member of winning team. Max 4 hackers on a team.

2nd Place Winner

Amazon Echo (2nd Gen) for each member of winning team. Max 4 hackers on a team.

3rd Place Winner

Fitbit Charge HR for each member of winning team. Max 4 hackers on a team.

Best Use of Bose SoundTouch API

Bose QC35 Series II for each member of winning team. Max 4 hackers on a team. Sponsored by Bose.

Best Health Hack

Beats Studio Wireless for each member of winning team. Max 4 hackers on a team. Sponsored by Merck.

Best Use of Technology (2)

Gift cards (TBD) for each member of winning team. Max 4 hackers on a team. Sponsored by Wakefern.

Best Use of Twilio API

Millennium Falcon Waffle Makers for each member of winning team. Max 4 hackers on a team. Sponsored by Twilio.

Best Use of HackiCIMS API

$100 Amex Gift Cards for each member of winning team. Max 4 hackers on a team. Sponsored by iCIMS.

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

$250 AWS Credit per team member

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essentials kit for each team member

Best Rutgers Hack

Rutgers apparel (hoodies, hats, shirts, etc.) for each member of winning team. Max 4 hackers on a team.

Best Hardware Hack

Google Home Mini for each member of winning team. Max 4 hackers on a team.

Funniest Hack

T-Rex inflatable costume for each member of winning team. Max 4 hackers on a team.

Best Environmental Hack

TETON Sports Explorer 4000 Backpack for each member of winning team. Max 4 hackers on a team.

Best Solo Hack

$55 Netflix gift card for solo hacker.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

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.

Judges

TBA

TBA

Judging Criteria

  • TBA