• Must be 18 years of age
  • Must be a student at a university, trade school, or college (or graduated within 6 months)
  • Maximum of 4 hackers per team
  • Must be at event in-person


Please include a description of your project, technologies used, and teammates. Videos are optional, but highly encouraged!

Hackathon Sponsors


$10,636 in prizes

1st Place

PlayStation 4

2nd Place

FitBit, Jaybird Headphones, and Eno Hammock

3rd Place

MP Select Mini 3D Printer

Hacker's Choice

Year-long subscription to Netflix.

Best Use of MicroStrategy's API

Final round interviews in DC area which includes tickets to luxury suite at Verizon Center for a Capital’s game, Wizard’s game, or concert.

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Domain.com Swag Bags

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

1 TB Hard Drives

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

BNY Mellon's Pick

$2,000 in cash (for whole team) and internship offer / final-round full-time interview.

Most Impactful Hack (Digital Reasoning)

Amazon Echo Dot

Best Use of Capital One's API

$250 Amazon giftcard

Most Disruptive Hack (Red Ventures)

Final round interviews in Charlotte and $250 Amazon gift card

Best Use of SeatGeek's API

$1,000 in SeatGeek credit (for whole team).


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.

Best Use of Initial State's API

Initial State API Pro Subscriptions and swag

VMIL Healthcare Hack

$800 cash prize

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Tim Lang

Tim Lang
CTO of Microstrategy

Ted Bapty

Ted Bapty
Research Professor at Institute for Software Integrated Systems

Gary Kimball

Gary Kimball
Associate Professor and Director, Managerial Studies Program at Vanderbilt University

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
  • Impressiveness
  • Efficacy
  • Originality

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