Come create that idea you've always thought about but never had the time or resources to do it!

HAkron 3000 is the 3rd installment of the completely student-run 24-hour hackathon at The University of Akron. Come hang out in the beautiful new C. Blake McDowell Law Center the weekend of October 6-7 and create that project you've always had the idea for!

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Prizes

$7,510 in prizes

Grand Prize

The Best overall project at the event wins $1000 split among the team

Second Place

Second place overall, $750 cash split among the team

Third Place

Third place overall, $500 cash split among the team

Best Hardware

The best overall project made predominantly with hardware wins $500 in Amazon gift cards split among the team

Best Software

The best overall project made predominantly with software wins $500 in Amazon gift cards split among the team

Most Potential

The idea with the most potential post-event as voted by our judges wins AUKEY 20000mAh USB-C portable batteries for each member of the team

Most Complex / Technical (Software)

Most complicated software-based project wins Wemo Smart Plugs for the team

Most Complex / Technical (Hardware)

Most complicated hardware-based project wins Wemo Smart Plugs for the team

Most Commits

No rules here! Just the raw # of most commits to a repository wins Tile Mates for each member of the team. Git creative!

Most Un-Intuitive UX

Meme prize: Most un-intuitive yet creative UX. Affinity Designer for each member of the team. (What we had in mind - https://www.designernews.co/stories/84443-redditors-design-worst-volume-sliders-possible)

Most Unique

Most creative and out-there project wins fun space food and LEGO sets for the team!

Best Pitch

Best project pitch as decided by our judges wins Bluetooth presentation clickers for the team!

Best Project - High School

Best overall project for a high school team gets $200 split between the team

Coolest Idea - High School

Coolest Idea from a high school team wins a Tiny Circuits Tiny Arcade for each team member

JP Morgan Chase - Best Hack for Social Good

Really nice Bose Wireless headphones for each team member with the best hack for social good!

Best use of Google Cloud Platform

Google Home Minis for each team member (up to 4).

MORE INFO: https://hack.mlh.io/prizes/

Every project built on GCP will also be eligible for the Best Use of GCP prize at each hackathon this season.

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit for each team member

Register your domain name here: https://hack.mlh.io/prizes/

Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device

410C Dragonboard for each team member (up to 4).
MORE INFO: https://hack.mlh.io/prizes/

Best use of HERE.com

Hacker gear and swag from HERE.com
MORE INFO: https://hack.mlh.io/prizes/

Best use of Authorize.net

LS20 Gaming Headsets for each team member (up to 4)
MORE INFO: https://hack.mlh.io/prizes/

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

College undergrads/graduate students, as well as high schoolers are all welcome to attend!

Requirements

We only require that you have something to explain to the judges! Your submission can just be a description of your project with pictures if no code was written / there's no repository to link

How to enter

Register beforehand at hakron.io (this is preferable), or register at the door!

Judges

Willis Crissey, Jr.

Willis Crissey, Jr.
C.S. Professor / The University of Akron

Barbara Aichinger

Barbara Aichinger
Vice President / FuturePlus Systems

Emerson Cloud

Emerson Cloud
QA Software Engineer / Wonderkiln

Steven Gates

Steven Gates
CEO & Co-founder / Deephire

Ken Burns

Ken Burns
CEO & Founder / Tiny Circuits

Yingcai Xiao

Yingcai Xiao
C.S. Professor / The University of Akron

Judging Criteria

  • Expo Judging
    All Devpost submissions will demo their projects in an Expo to hackers and judges. The top 5 will be selected by the judges (using MIT Gavel) and sent on to the presentation round.
  • Presentation Round (Top 5)
    The top 5 teams will present their projects in front of everyone to determine the winners of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall prizes.
  • Category Prize Judging
    Other category winners will be individually judged based on the Expo. See the prizes in the sidebar ->