Learn something new
Welcome to the eleventh biannual HackRU, hosted at Rutgers University by USACS, the Undergraduate Student Alliance of Computer Scientists!
- MongoDB - Make Java Great Again (2:45-3:45)
- Viacom - Engineering the Future of Media (4:00-4:30)
- iCIMS - Apache Spark(Big Data) (4:45-5:15)
- Merck - Cybersecurity: A day in the life (5:30-6:00)
- Makerspace - Intro to Hardware (6:15-7:15)
- Code School - Subject TBD (7:30-8:30)
Remember to check the Slack at http://hackruxi.slack.com for updates!
If you are not in the Slack, please notify an organizer or volunteer.
$1,560 in prizes
Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Domain.com Swag Bags
Best Use of AWS (Amazon Web Services)
Prize: 1 TB Hard Drives
Watch Dogs® 2 Best Device Privacy Hack
Watch Dogs 2 Collector’s Edition for each member of the team.
Prompt: Develop a project that helps users better understand their digital footprint or control their personal data.
Language: As the number of people and smart devices, like, phone apps, cars, toys, connected to the Internet continues to grow, understanding how our data is being used, by whom, and the implications it has on our everyday lives will become essential.
Best Rutgers Hack
Prize: Rutgers Apparel
Prompt: Best hack related to Rutgers
Prize: Cards against Humanity
Prompt: Must comedic hack
Best First Hackathon Project
Prize: Speakers, Battery Packs
Prompt: Best hack for first time Hackathoners
Best Solo Hack
Prize: Wireless Headphones
Best Hardware Hack
Prize: Full Arduino kit
Prompt: Best hack involving hardware
Best Command Line Hack
Prompt: Best hack dealing with command line
Best Travel Hack
Prize: Survival Kit
Prompt: Best hack usable on the go
Best Halloween Hack
Prize: 7 pounds of starburst
Prompt: Best Halloween related hack
Best Video Hack from Viacom
Prize: The top hack in this category will win VIP tickets to the Daily Show w/ Trevor Noah - 2 for each team member!
Prompt: Build something that incorporates videos in some interesting and creative way for a chance to win!
Best Use of Linode Servics
Prize: Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
Best Use of MongoDB
Prize: Amazon Gift Cards
Best Kiosk Tile from New Brunswick Office of Innovation
Prize: $256 + SWAG + name recognition for a project seen by thousands of residents per day in 10+ locations
Prompt: Integrate your webapp using electron
Best Use of Nessie API from Capital One
Prize: $250 Amazon gift card
Best use of Twilio API
Prize: Samsung gear VR headsets
Best Health Hack from Merck
Prize: Amazon Echo
Most Innovative Use of Artificial Intelligence to Control Hardware from Siemens
Prize: 2 Lego Mindstorms
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Students who have registered for HackRU and checked-in to the event are eligible to participate. As per MLH regulations, all hackers must currently be a student or have graduated within the last school year.
All participants are only allowed to be a part of one team and submit one project. The max amount of people for a team is 4 people. Participants will risk disqualification if they don't adhere to these guidelines.
Participants MUST print and sign this waiver to be allowed entry. Anyone under 18, who attends Rutgers University, MUST have their waiver signed by a PARENT or GUARDIAN.