HackRPI 2019 is the fifth annual intercollegiate hackathon hosted at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, completely organized and run by RPI students.
Looking to inspire and challenge innovators, developers, creators, and entrepreneurs in New York's Tech Valley and beyond, HackRPI’s 5th annual 24-hour hackathon will help attendees develop their skills, explore new technologies, and turn their curiosities and visions into opportunities.
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!
This Year's Themes
Staying true to our mantra "why not change the world?", we're excited to introduce special tracks in Environmental Awareness and Sustainability, Data Privacy, and Accessibility in Education to tackle current problems in tech facing our world today.
Environmental Awareness and Sustainability
Create an idea that tackles the drastically changing climate due to factors such as global warming. They can create a project that advocates for protection and sustainability to the world. This can also include the use of data and data visualization.
Create an innovative privacy solution that improves the privacy of the user or raises awareness and helps users understand the privacy implications of actions while using technology.
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.
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.
$82,000 in prizes
1st Place Overall
JBL Flip 4 Wireless Portable Stereo Speaker
2nd Place Overall
HyperX - Cloud Stinger Wired Stereo Gaming Headset
3rd Place Overall
Best Data Privacy Hack
Best Environmental Awareness and Sustainability Hack
Best Education Hack
Best Use of TripAdvisor API
$200 per person
Best Domain Registered with Domain.com
Register the most interesting domain using your FREE Domain.com credit this weekend to win Raspberry Pis.
Best Use of Google Cloud Platform
Use a Google Cloud Platform service(like hosting or machine learning) in your project to win Google Home Minis.
Best use of .TECH DOMAN
$150 Cash Prize
Best Original Idea
Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device
Wolfram Alpha award
A year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Google Developer Group of the Capital Region
Troy Web Consulting
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?