Looking to inspire and challenge innovators, developers, creators, and entrepreneurs in New York's Tech Valley and beyond, HackRPI’s 6th annual 24-hour hackathon will help attendees develop their skills, explore new technologies, and turn their curiosities and visions into opportunities.
Staying true to our mantra "why not change the world?", we're excited to introduce special tracks in Natural Disaster and Mitigation, Artificial Intelligence, and Accessibility in Education to tackle current problems in tech facing our world today.
Natural Disaster and Mitigation
Create an idea that helps first responders and/or civilians tackle the problems around identification of disasters and mitigating risks to build a sustainable society. You can even explore the idea of creating a solution that helps to address health and well-being.
Create a game-changing invention in the field of AI, including but not limited to speech recognition, decision-making, visual percep-tion, and translating languages. When it comes to innovations in AI, the sky’s the limit.
Accessibility in Education
Create an idea that improves the way education is accessed in some way. Recognizing the moral obligation to build a more conducive and inclusive education system will, in turn, create an ecosystem of a well-educated, skilled workforce that can build and grow companies and contribute to a better tech future.
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!
- Food - Don't worry, it's on us! The HackRPI team will provide the endless sustinence to fuel your ideas.
- Sponsors - You've got support! Professionals from the industry will be there with swag and mentorship. They're excited to see what you create.
- Prizes - Oh yeah, we got 'em! Compete for awesome prizes, hand-picked by the HackRPI team and sponsors.
- Hacks - Build an awesome project from scratch with the help of engineers and mentors. Build your resume and bring your idea to life!
If you are over 18 or a college student, you are eligible to attend HackRPI.
If you attended and hacked at HackRPI, you are eligible to make a submission.
Teams cannot be larger than 4 people to qualify for HackRPI's prizes.
$25,500 in prizes
Best Natural Disaster & Mitigation Hack
Best Artificial Intelligence Hack
Best Accessibility to Education Hack
Best RPI Hack
Create a hack that solves an issue at RPI!
Best Business Model
Fill out and present your filled out business model template for a chance to win a prize for each teammate. This prize is more about the ability to pitch your hack than whether it works or not.
Best use of Google Cloud
Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: g.co/cloud. Each winning team member will receive a Google Home Mini. http://hackp.ac/gcp
Best Automation Hack with UiPath
Build an automation hack using UiPath! Each winning team member will receive a UiPath/MLH Branded Backpack and an opportunity to interview for a UiPath Internship in 2020 with high recommendation!
Best use of Twilio
Create a hack using Twilio's powerful communications API. Do things like send SMS messages, phone calls, email, and much more in your project. The team that has the best use of Twilio will win a $50 Amazon gift card per team member. http://hackp.ac/twilio
Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Register a domain using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a Domain.com branded backpack. http://hackp.ac/domain
Best use of MongoDB Atlas
Create a hack using MongoDB Atlas to host a database in the cloud! Automate the provisioning and deployment process with ease, while focusing all your efforts on your hack. Projects built using MongoDB Atlas will be eligible to win an AirCharge Plus per team member. http://hackp.ac/mongodb-signup
Best use of a .XYZ domain
Create a hack using a domain from .XYZ domains. The winning team receives 4 prizes bags. https://gen.xyz/register
Best use of Smart Technology
Most Original Hack
A year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Dr. Uzma Mushtaque
Wesley D. Turner
Troy Web Consulting
Christopher Baudouin Jr.
How original is your hack? Is this a novel idea or something that many people came across?
Practical and Useful
What problem that you want to solve? How applicable is your hack to problems we're facing today?
How technically challenging is it? Which technologies did you use?
What impression do you get from the hack? Does it provide for a smooth user experience?
Does it have ways it can be improved upon for the future?