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

Hackathon Sponsors

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

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Judging Criteria

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