Come hack at Georgetown University! 36 hours to learn, collaborate, code, and innovate with fellow hackers.

Hoya Hacks is Georgetown's premier hackathon. We are gathering 300 talented students for 36-hours this winter to build and innovate in both software and hardware, as part of a larger technological revolution at Georgetown.

No experience necessary. We invite you to come learn something new!

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Prizes

$8,783 in prizes

1st Place sponsored by Verizon

$1000 dollars check

2nd Place

For each member of the team:
Anker Portable Chargers
Swell Water Bottles
Godiva Chocolate

3rd Place

For each team member:
Amazon Fire Tablet
Godiva Chocolate

Best Hardware Hack

For each member of the team:
1TB External Hard Drive
Godiva Chocolate

Best Software Hack (AWS)

Amazon Echo and AWS Credit

Best Gender Equality Hack (HoyasForShe)

HoyasForShe and senior administrators in the University will follow up with your team to provide assistance in moving your idea forward, developing a business plan, and promoting your idea. Depending on the feasibility, tech resources may be available to help develop your winning idea.

Best Health Hack (American College of Cardiology)

1. A heart shaped trophy with a little placard indicating winning the track.
2. The ability to Intern in ACCs Data Analysis Lab over the Summer.
3. Donating a heart transplant to a child in India in the name of the winners.
4. Movie Tickets or Gift Card.

Best Social Innovation Hack (Beeck Center)

$500 giftcard

Best Education Hack (General Assembly)

One part-time course worth ~$4K to the winning team + $50 class credit to each member of the team

Best Political Hack (Fiscal Note)

1) Board games.
2) An Amazon Echo Dot
3) Hoodies

#HackHarassment

Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment. Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment. Win a HackHarassment Swag Bag.

Watch Dogs® 2 Best Device Privacy Hack

Everything is part of the internet of things now - from your phone to your fitness band to your thermostat. Build a hack that utilizes private data being collected from your devices, and show how you can turn potential vulnerabilities into something constructive. Prize: Collector's Edition of Watch Dogs 2

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

1 TB Hard Drives

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Domain.com Swag Bags

Best App or Program using Internet Sourced Data (BookHolders)

1 million Dogecoins per winning team

Longest Stack Name (BookHolders)

Raspberry Pi or ESP8266

Best Entrepreneurship Hack (Startup Weekend)

T-shirts and meetings with venture capitalists.

Best Starter Hack (GUSA)

For each team member: Anker Portable Wireless Speakers, Godiva Chocolates

Eligibility

Participant Eligibility

  • You are a student over the age of 18 (Georgetown students are eligible regardless of age)
  • You have received an invitation to Hoya Hacks
  • You have confirmed your attendance to Hoya Hacks

 

Requirements

A link to a github is required.

Judges

Joshua Meredith

Joshua Meredith

Michael Abel

Michael Abel
Dell Services Federal Government

David Anderson

David Anderson
Repperio

Beth Ann Bergsmark

Beth Ann Bergsmark
Georgetown University

Buddy Berhard

Buddy Berhard
Local Motors

Buddy Berhard

Buddy Berhard
Local Motors

Andrew Berkowitz

Andrew Berkowitz
Tradeversity

Scott Durrant

Scott Durrant
LMI

Tyler Gray

Tyler Gray
Gray Street Solutions

Mark Greynolds

Mark Greynolds
SAP America, Inc

Rosemary Kilkenny

Rosemary Kilkenny
Georgetown University

Rosemary Kilkenny

Rosemary Kilkenny
Georgetown University

Daniel Marshall

Daniel Marshall
Beeck Center for Impact and Innovation

Judd Nicholson

Judd Nicholson
Georgetown University

Nicholas Oki

Nicholas Oki
General Assembly

Marcio Rosas

Marcio Rosas
Georgetown University School of Medicine

Mikah Sellers

Mikah Sellers
Grafik

Lisa Singh

Lisa Singh
Georgetown University

Jean Stanford

Jean Stanford
Georgetown University

Michael Stanford

Michael Stanford
Del Rey Analytics

Vincent Stanford

Vincent Stanford
NIST/U.S. Dept. of Commerce

Art Taryan

Art Taryan
First Data

Scott Thompson

Scott Thompson
Foresight CFO

Taylor Wan

Taylor Wan
FiscalNote

Maxim Wheatley

Maxim Wheatley
LifeFuels / Phoresis Medical

Conway Yao

Conway Yao
FiscalNote

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    How innovative is this project?
  • Practicality
    To what extent does this project solve a real problem?
  • Polish
    How well-built is the project?
  • Technical Difficulty
    How challenging was this project to build?