On the weekend of February 20th-22nd, we're bringing together 500 of the most talented students from across the country for 36 hours of creating.

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$68,590 in prizes

Grand Prize

Zero G Experience + Admission to HackNTU for the entire winning team.

2nd Prize

Parrot AR Drone + Meta Glass + Emotiv EEG headset

3rd Prize

Parrot AR Drones

Crowd-Favorite Prize

Plane Trip to Hawaii

Best App that Would Benefit from a Gigabit network

Presented by Orange. Winning team receives a trip to Orange HQ in Paris to demo for Orange Fiber. Terms and Conditions apply (email will.barkis@orange.com for details)

Best Use of SendGrid

Presented by SendGrid. Winners will receive Mini Parrot Drones

Best Use of Facebook APIs/Parse (2)

Presented by Facebook. Winners will receive Facebook Swag.

Best Use of IBM Bluemix or Watson

Presented by IBM. Winners will receive Arduino Boards.

Best Use of Branch Metric API

Presented by Branch metrics. Winners will receive a parrot Bebop Drone/Quadcopter, a mini Jambox, and a hoodie.

Best Use of Cyanogen Platform

Presented by Cyanogen. Winners will receive a Nexus 6.

Best Microsoft Hack

Presented by Microsoft. Winners will receive a Surface Pro 3.

Best Use of Moxtra's API/SDK

Presented by Moxtra. Winning team will receive $1000.

Best Use of Bloomberg API

Presented by Bloomberg. Winners will receive a parrot drone.

Best Finance App

Presented by Affirm. Winners will receive $200 and an Affirm Backpack.

Best Use of SmartThings (2)

Presented by SmartThings. Winning team will receive 3 SmartThings Starter Kits

Best iOS Prize (2)

Presented by Apple. Winners will receive iPad minis.

Best Hack built with iDrone: 1st Prize

Presented by iDrone. Winning team will receive 1 iDrone

Best Bioinformatics Hack

Presented by Illuminia. Winners will receive targeted gene sequencing.

Best Use of Emotiv

Presented by Emotiv. Winners will receive Emotiv EPOC EEG headset with SDK

Best IoT Smart City Hack

Presented by Atomiton. Winning Team will receive an Atomiton Neuron Computer

Best Pebble Hack (2)

Presented by Pebble. Winners will receive Pebble Steel watches

Best Use of MongoDB

Presented by MongoDB. Winners will receive Amazon Gift Cards and MongoDB Swag

Best Use of Gun

Presented by Gun. Winners will receive 2 adult-size electric scooters.

Best Use of D21

Presented by D21. Winners will receive an all-expense Czech party at the city of their choice.

Best Use of Intel Hardware

Presented by Intel. Winners will receive Beats headphones

Best Use of Intel Software

Presented by Intel. Winners will receive MIP robots

Best Use of Intel Mashery API

Presented by Intel. Winner will receive 4 jumping sumo parrot drones

Best CS + English Hack

Presented by Stanford CS+X. Winning team will receive autographed copies of The Orphan Master's Son by Pulitzer Prizewinner Adam Johnson.

Best CS + History Hack

Presented by Stanford CS+X. Winning team will receive $500.

Best Social Good Hack (2)

Winners receive $200 for DonorsChoose.

Best Use of Meta (4)

Presented by Meta. 4 winning teams will receive Meta 1 Dev Kits + 6 months of Unity Pro Licensing.

Best Use of Vertical Response

Presented by Vertical Response. Winners will receive $100 Amazon Gift Cards + Pebble Steel Watches.

Best Local Focus

Presented by Yelp. Winners will receive Leap Motions

Best Use of DIRECTV

Presented by DIRECTV for the most innovative use of DIRECTV APIs. Winning team will receive 1 Samsung 50'' 4K UHD TV.

Best Hack as a Product or Business

Presented by Thiel Capital. Winning team will receive $1000 grant to keep working on the hack

Dropbox Engineering Prize (3)

1st Place Winning Team receives 100GB of space each. 2nd Place Winning Team receives Circuit Scribe Kits. 3rd Place Winning Team receives a Splendor Board Game

Best Use of Capital One API

Presented by Capital One.

Devpost Achievements

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Jeff Dean

Jeff Dean
Google Senior Fellow

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
  • Polish
  • Creativity

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