Our mission is to provide a welcoming and supportive environment to all students, new and old, who are interested in learning something new. HackISU strives to connect students with opportunities to experience technology in a rapidly growing technology based world.
Must be an undergraduate persuing a degree at a College or University.
$13,910 in prizes
First Place - Software
First Place in Software Overall
First Place - Hardware
First Place in Hardware Overall
Second Place Overall
Third Place Overall
Most Cohesively Integrated APIs/Features
Most Innovative Website
Best in Food Security
John Deere - As we look toward the future, global food security is a growing concern. Through your hack, how can you help address the production, storage, purchase, or waste associated with getting food to its intended markets?
*With this prize there is a first place and a runner up.
Best Healthcare Innovation
Optum - Helping People Live Healthier Lives
Most Innovative Hack
Best Cloud in Computing
Best Machine Vision
Vermeer - Create a useful and compelling computer vision program for identifying and tracking 3D objects
Best of Internet of Things
Best Use of Intelligent Automation Utilizing Adaptive Algorithms and Heuristics
Best Newbie Hack
iEEE - Has not taken a full length Computer Science course in college
Most Ethical Hack
HackISU - Best Hack for a Better World
HackISU - Best hack that makes the judges laugh at the concept, could be any hack, typically a funny pun or idea
Best Empowerment Hack
HackISU - The best hack aimed towards empowering women and/or minorities
Best Gaming Hack
HackISU - Has to be a game, that is playable by judges
Best User Interface (UI)
Google Cloud Platform - Best looking, easy to use. This is both a software and hardware category. How well did the hacker(s) clean-up and present their hack?
Best use of Google Cloud Platform
Google Home Minis for each team member
Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit for each team member
Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device
410C Dragonboard for each team member
Best use of HERE.com
Hacker gear and swag from HERE.com
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many different components? Did the technology involved make you go "Wow"?
Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface? For a website, this might be about how beautiful the CSS or graphics are. For a hardware project, it might be more about how good the human-computer interaction.
Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before? Exploration should be rewarded.