HackRice is Rice University's annual hackathon event. Participants trade their sleep for a weekend and join a team to create a project - typically software - in an environment optimized for creativity. At the end of the event, the participants demonstrate their projects to fellow hackers, visitors, and a panel of judges. The event is hosted by the Rice Computer Science Club.
$8,690 in prizes
1 Oculus Rift for each member of the winning team + MLH swag
-Choice of Apple Watch Sport 38mm or second-generation Moto 360 for each member of the winning team
-UDI U818A 2.4GHz 4 CH 6 Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter for each member of the winning team
-First-generation Moto 360 for each member of the winning team
-Holy Stone HS170 Predator Mini RC Helicopter Drone for each member of the winning team
Best Hardware Hack
Each member of the winning team will receive: 1 Arduino UNO R3 Board with DIP ATmega238P(Blue), SunFounder New Uno R3 Project Super Starter Kit For Arduino UNO R3 Mega2560 Mega328 Nano, ARDUINO Compatible 37-in-1 Sensor Module Kit for Arduino UNO R3 Mega2560 Mega328 Nano, 1CanaKit Raspberry Pi2 Ultimate Starter Kit with WiFi
Best Community Hack (People's Choice)
BB-8 sphero droid, MOXO X-1 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Floating Levitating Maglev Speakerer
Best New Hacker
1CanaKit Raspberry Pi2 Ultimate Starter Kit with WiFi for each member of the winning team
*Please note that all members of the team must be first-time hackers to qualify for this award.
$1000 for best use of the Beaker API
Best use of Microsoft Tech receives a Microsoft Band v2
Best use of Microsoft Azure receives a Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet
Best finance tech app
An internship at Intuitive Machines
Provided by MLH - Best Domain Registered on Domain.com wins a Domain.com Swag Pack with an Arduino RedBoard
Indeed: Most Artistic Hack
Provided by Indeed - Most Artistic Hack will receive Amazon Gift Cards from Indeed
Best multiplayer game featuring in-game purchases, where the price of items varies in real-time based on the behavior of other players receives Steam Controllers
Raspberry Pi's awarded to winning team
(AWS) Best Use of Amazon Web Services
Provided by MLH - Best Use of Amazon Web Services wins a Dell 1TB External Hard Drive
Alumni Choice Award
$400 cash prize awarded to the favorite project of the Rice alumni attendants. Thanks to Frank Salinas, Sal Testa, Dennis Qian, Aaron Roe, Meagan John, Alen Lukic, Hadi Tabani, Wen Xing, Peter Washington, Sean Harger, Waseem Ahmad, Rakesh Agarwal, and Lingo Dai for their contribution.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Confirmed HackRice 2016 attendees may make a Devpost submission. Submissions should be one per project. Alumni may also submit a submission, but it will not be eligible for judging and prizes.
The following items will be expected for the submission:
- Team members, including contact information.
- Application name and its description and purpose.
- A 2 minutes max video demonstrating the hack can be helpful, but is not required.
- URL to live demo of the application if applicable.
How to enter
Apply online at: http://hack.rice.edu/
Innovation and Creativity
Have you seen a project like this before? How innovative is the solution?
How technically impressive is the project?
Does this project have important implications? Would this project be used outside the hackathon?
How refined is the idea, UI, and overall presentation?