Join us for number 10!

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Prizes

$13,910 in prizes

First Place - Software

First Place in Software Overall

First Place - Hardware

First Place in Hardware Overall

Second Place

Second Place Overall

Third Place

Third Place Overall

Most Cohesively Integrated APIs/Features (2)

Cerner

Most Innovative Website (2)

Granular

Best in Food Security (2)

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 (2)

Optum - Helping People Live Healthier Lives

Most Innovative Hack

Rockwell Collins

Best Cloud in Computing

Workiva

Best Machine Vision

Vermeer - Create a useful and compelling computer vision program for identifying and tracking 3D objects

Best of Internet of Things

Corteva

Best Use of Intelligent Automation Utilizing Adaptive Algorithms and Heuristics

Raven

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

Funniest Hack

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

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Eligibility

Must be an undergraduate persuing a degree at a College or University.

Judges

Ally Cunningham

Ally Cunningham
HackISU

Mitchell Pung

Mitchell Pung
HackISU

Jamie Sampson

Jamie Sampson
HackISU

Lauren Arner

Lauren Arner
HackISU

Nicholas Chockalingam

Nicholas Chockalingam
HackISU

Josua Gonzales-Neal

Josua Gonzales-Neal
HackISU

Cole Cummings

Cole Cummings
Cerner

Cal Fisher

Cal Fisher
Cerner

Phil Fiedler

Phil Fiedler
Corteva

 Kevin Minnis

Kevin Minnis
Corteva

Chad Bruggeman

Chad Bruggeman
Granular

Ashley Kasper

Ashley Kasper
Granular

Zach Schreck

Zach Schreck
Granular

Abby Anderson

Abby Anderson
Granular

Andrew Colosky

Andrew Colosky
John Deere

Josh Carson

Josh Carson
John Deere

Jason Wong

Jason Wong
Rockwell Collins

Suganthi Selvaraj

Suganthi Selvaraj
Rockwell Collins

Alexis Moreno

Alexis Moreno
Rockwell Collins

Dan Goldman

Dan Goldman
Rockwell Collins

Ariana Sanchez

Ariana Sanchez
Rockwell Collins

Dhanraj Selvaraj

Dhanraj Selvaraj
Rockwell Collins

Brett Harper

Brett Harper
Workiva

Blake Adams

Blake Adams
buildertrend

Nich Brockman

Nich Brockman
buildertrend

Sam Kirkland

Sam Kirkland
buildertrend

Judging Criteria

  • Technology
    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"?
  • Design
    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.
  • Completion
    Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
  • Learning
    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.