Use the tools and resources provided by Think[box] and our awesome sponsors to create a great project

HackCWRU is Case Western Reserve University’s annual hackathon. Groups of 1 - 4 members have 36 hours to make a technology project in one of four project tracks and win prizes.

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Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$6,030 in prizes

Health Track

Projects based in health IT, public health, or bioinformatics. Prize: Fitbit Versa 2

Fintech Track

Projects that intersect with finance, banking or economics. Prize: Oculus Go

Maker Track

Projects that embody the DIY maker spirit. Prize: Creality Ender 3

Civic Track

Projects involving smart devices and the data they generate. Prize: UE Mega Boom 3

Garverick Memorial Hack

Best education-focused hack. Prize: Galaxy Buds

Best Hardware Hack

Each member will get a Korin ClickPack Pro for the best hardware-focused hack!

Most Aesthetic Hack

Each member will be given a Chromecast Ultra for the most aesthetic hack!

Best Game Hack

Each member will get a Logitech Gaming Mouse G502 the best game-focused hack!

Best Beginner Hack

Each member gets a Raspberry-Pi 4 for the best high school team!

CWRU Student Participation

Every member submitting a project in HackCWRU 2020 will be granted extra credits for EECS 132! Whoever attends will earn extra credits for MATH 122!

JPMorgan Chase Best Hack for Social Good

Each member gets an Oculus Go.
Hack on any social good topic that you’re passionate about!

Rockwell Diversity in Engineering/IOT Technologies

Complete the project that benefits highlights how engineering can benefit from or promote diversity.
OR
Complete a project utilizing the technologies that include software and hardware to solve problems in the “Industrial Internet of Things” space.
Starter pack of Iot devices

MLH: Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Winners get Domain.com backpacks.

MLH: Best use of MongoDB Atlas

Branded MongoDB AirCharge Plus

MLH: Best Use of Google Cloud

Google Nest Mini

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Anyone currently attending middle school, high school, or university. Teams can have between 1 and 4 individuals. 

Requirements

Make sure you select the prizes that apply to your hack. All projects must be submitted before 8 am on Sunday, February 9. Note: You may continue to work on your hack until 9 am on Sunday.

Judges

Raymond Krajci

Raymond Krajci
think[box]

Alex Derbes

Alex Derbes
GGHC

Andrew Covarrubias

Andrew Covarrubias
VMWare

Anno van den Akker

Anno van den Akker
SpaceX

James McGuffin-Cawley

James McGuffin-Cawley
Case Western Reserve University

Daniel Grisby

Daniel Grisby
Yelp

Doug Meil

Doug Meil
Explorys

Evan Krall

Evan Krall
Yelp

Maria Kuznetsov

Maria Kuznetsov
Target

Mehmet Koyuturk

Mehmet Koyuturk
Case Western Reserve University

Nick Brandt

Nick Brandt
ISSACS

Somya Ray

Somya Ray
Case Western Reserve University

Matt Hoover

Matt Hoover
Embedded Planet

Matthew J. Trowbridge

Matthew J. Trowbridge
Embedded Planet

Pawan K Divakarla

Pawan K Divakarla
Progressive

Frank Qian

Frank Qian
Case Western Reserve University

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    How original is the project? Does the hack us a tool or technology in a unique way?
  • Practicality
    How useful is this hack? Is there a realistic market for this product? Does this project achieve its goal?
  • Technical Depth
    How technically difficult is this project? Is the hack created with tools new to the hackers?
  • Polish
    How is the project presented? Does the hack work as expected? How does the project look? Does the hack have an intuitive user experience?