Design. Build. Code.

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Channel your crazy ideas to reality, regardless of whether you are a first-time coder or have 20 years of Android development experience. TAMUhack is the place to think, try, break and create. Hang out with us this one weekend in the heart of Aggieland to find out the limits of your creativity. All types of projects are welcome, and we'll be providing support for anything you want to build!

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Prizes

$34,740 in prizes

TAMUHack 2018 Grand Prize

Choice of Nintendo Switch or LG 4K Monitor + Medal from MLH + Goldman Sachs swagbag

TAMUHack 2018 Second Place Prize

LG 4K Monitor or Nintendo Switch (based on what 1st place chooses) + Medal from MLH

TAMUHack 2018 Third Place Prize

Echo Plus (built in smart home hub) + Philips Hue Bulb + Medal from MLH

TAMUHack Best Hardware Hack

Best hardware-based project at TAMUHack. Winners receive Insignia smart Wifi plugs.

TAMUHack Best First-time Hack

Best hack created by first-time hackers at TAMUHack (team must have at least 2 first-timers) - Winners receive Google Chromecasts.

Best Airline Industry Hack - 1st Place

Sponsored by American Airlines - Any hack related to the airline industry. 1st place receives (2) international round trip tickets per team member & invitations to AA's Hackathon.

Best Airline Industry Hack - 2nd Place

American Airlines - any hack related to the airline industry. 2nd place receives (2) domestic round trip tickets per team member & invitations to AA's hackathon.

Best Airline Industry Hack - 3rd Place

American Airlines - any hack related to the airline industry. 3rd place receives (1) domestic round trip ticket per team member & invitations to AA's hackathon.

Best Hack for Hospitality

$100 Southwest gift cards per team member of the winning team (up-tp 4 people). We are looking for the hack that best promotes Hospitality within the commercial aviation industry. Southwest Airlines' Hospitality is achieved when Employees and Customers feel welcomed, cared for, and appreciated. This closely aligns with our desire to “WOW Our Customers” as well as to deliver Legendary Customer Service with a sense of warmth, friendliness, individual pride, and Company Spirit. Our judging criteria will include technical complexity, innovativeness, and Southwest brand relevance.

Best Use of Esri API

Sponsored by Esri - develop something cool, neat, and inspiring that uses Esri ArcGIS platform and APIs. Winning team receives $1,000.

Best Hack for Social Good

Sponsored by JP Morgan Chase - Develop an application for first responders or community members who want to help after a natural disaster. Winners receive a pair of Beats Solo 3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones.

Best Use of Microsoft Cognitive Services API

Sponsored by Microsoft. Winners will receive a Raspberry Pi.

Best Transaction Hack

Sponsored by HBK - develop a hack involving a financial transaction (ex: payments, blockchain) - Winners receive $250 Amazon gift cards.

Best Financial Hack

Sponsored by CapitalOne. Nessie API not required for eligibility. Winners receive $250 Amazon gift cards.

Best Hack for Secure Data

Sponsored by Accenture - develop an app or solution that best demonstrates a method to keep data secure. Winners receive $250 Amazon gift cards.

Core Value Prizes (7)

Sponsored by GM - awarded based on hacker alignment with GM's core values. Prizes available include Raspberry Pi Zeros, Amazon Echo, Bluetooth ODBII, Arduino Starter kits, and a Mini-projector.

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Raspberry Pi and PiHut Essential Kit.

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

$250 Amazon Web Services

Devpost Achievements

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Eligibility

Must be over 18 years of age to participate, and currently enrolled in college/university. High school hackers are allowed if approved beforehand, and based on our policy (noted on our website). 

Judges

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Judging Criteria

  • Design
    How clean it looks, the UX / UI aspect of the project.
  • Technical Difficulty & Implementation
    How hard it is to build - did you just throw some APIs together, or create a new, novel application?
  • Innovation & Application
    The creativeness of the idea and how big of a problem it could solve.
  • The X-factor
    The indescribable awesomeness of the project.