Auburn University's Premier Hackathon

We are Auburn University’s premier programming event organized by students, for students. With this hackathon, Auburn University's Computer Science & Software Engineering strives to promote technical innovation and highlight students’ skills and abilities. Partnering with Major League Hacking (MLH), we aim to bring out the best and brightest students, not just from Auburn University but from other universities all over the United States.

On February 8-8, 2020, this 24-hour, full-steam-ahead event will challenge participants to learn, think outside the box, and push the limits on what they can build using technology.

For more information, please visit our official website at AuburnHacks.com

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Prizes

$6,340 in prizes

Best Overall Hack

Each team member will receive $500.

Runner Up Best Overall Hack

Each team member will receive $300.

Best Beginner Hack

This prize is only open to teams that have no prior hackathon experience. Each team member will receive $300.

Quirkiest Hack

For the team that thinks waayyy outside of the box. Each team member will receive a Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen).

Replace Paper Expo Maps Sponsored by J.B. Hunt

We’re at the beginning of our college recruiting season. During this time we have events at universities as well as some events on our corporate campus designed to inform on our organization and the positions we have available. Right now, most career fairs rely on paper maps to companies at a fair, and once you’re at the fair, it’s hard to know what kind of positions each company has available and what their requirements are.

We would like to see a mobile app that allows a map of booths, a way for each company to provide information about themselves, and a way for us to advertise the positions we have available and the requirements for those positions (i.e. a job description).

There are many organizations that have roles that may not immediately come to mind when thinking about the industry they’re in. For example, J.B. Hunt is generally associated with transportation which may appeal to those studying supply chains, but we also make significant technology investments and have a large development organization. Being able to articulate skills or specific majors that we’re actively looking for will help career fair participants use their time effectively.

Winners will receive a choice of a new Play Station 4 or an new Apple Watch.

Best use of Google Cloud

Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: g.co/cloud. Each winning team member will receive a Google Home Mini.

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Domain.com provides all the domain services you need from registration to hosting to SSL certificates and beyond. Each hacker will receive a FREE domain name and year of domain privacy from Domain.com for their project this weekend!

Each winner will receive a Domain.com backpack!

Best Automation Hack with UiPath

Build or add automation to your hack using UiPath! Each winning team member will receive a Limited Edition UiPath Branded Backpack and an opportunity to interview for a UiPath Internship in 2020 with high recommendation!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Participants must be either officially enrolled students at Auburn University OR students aged 19 or older from any university.

Teams may contain anywhere from 1 to 4 members.

Judges

Jeriel Ng

Jeriel Ng
Founder - AuburnHacks

Drew Springall

Drew Springall
Professor - Auburn University

Rodrigo Sardinez

Rodrigo Sardinez
Professor - Auburn University

Levent Yilmaz

Levent Yilmaz
Professor - Auburn University

Taric Jain

Taric Jain
Founder - AuburnHacks

Sai Kiran Dasika

Sai Kiran Dasika
Founder - AuburnHacks

Katie Hardy

Katie Hardy
Facilities Manager - Auburn University

Dean Hendrix

Dean Hendrix
Professor - Auburn University

David Umphress

David Umphress
Professor - Auburn University

Scott Lewin

Scott Lewin
Entrepreneur - Founder of Invoiceware International

Judging Criteria

  • Innovation of Solution
  • Technical Achievement
  • Aesthetic Design
  • General Effect