Largest Hackathon in the Southwest

Hack Arizona is about bringing together the most talented students to represent the burgeoning tech ecosystem appearing across the country and creating a world class hacker culture in the southwest.

Hosted at the University of Arizona, over 800 participants will build software and hardware projects from start to finish in under 36 hours amongst their peers, mentors and company sponsors.

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Prizes

$2,520 in prizes

Grand Prize

Best overall hack.
Prizes:
Apple Watches provided by Amadeus (per team member)
Dell Venue 10 5000 Android Tablet provided by MLH
Chromecast and Nexus Player provided by Google
Hack Arizona Jackets (per team member)
Sennheiser HD 598 Over-Ear Headphones (per team member)
CamelBak Urban Assault XL 0.75L Classic Black Backpack (per team member)
CanaKit Raspberry Pi 2 Complete Starter Kit (per team member)

Software

Project demonstrates the best overall software implementation.

Prize: CanaKit Raspberry Pi 2 Complete Starter Kit (per team member)

Hardware

Project demonstrates best overall hardware work implementation.
Prize: CanaKit Raspberry Pi 2 Complete Starter Kit (per team member)

Sustainability

Project showcases the Triple Bottom Line (people, planet, profit) in a creative and effective manner.
Prize: CanaKit Raspberry Pi 2 Complete Starter Kit (per team member)

Health - Sponsored by Sunquest

Project aims to tackle the scalability of medicine and medical treatment in a creative and effective manner.
Prize: CanaKit Raspberry Pi 2 Complete Starter Kit (per team member)
FitBit Charge HRs
Sport-tek dri-fit shirts
Assorted Sunquest swag

Community

Project aims to take an issue within the context of urban development and/or education.
Prize: CanaKit Raspberry Pi 2 Complete Starter Kit (per team member)

Data Science and Visualization

Project deals with vast amount of data in order to tackle availability, distribution, visualization, or any other issue that can be observed in regards to information processing.
Prize: CanaKit Raspberry Pi 2 Complete Starter Kit (per team member)

Open Source Contribution

Project demonstrates (i) a clear convenience for such an innovation to be made freely available and (ii) steps were made to facilitate the distribution and modification of the original source code.
Prize: CanaKit Raspberry Pi 2 Complete Starter Kit (per team member)

Best Beginner Hack

Project with team members new to hardware and software.
Prize: CanaKit Raspberry Pi 2 Complete Starter Kit (per team member)

Popular Vote

Best project decided by public vote.
Prize: CanaKit Raspberry Pi 2 Complete Starter Kit (per team member)

Recruiting Ventures - Best Recruiting Mobile App

4 Sphero BB8s

Cisco - Best use of Cisco Tech (Spark/Tropo API)

4 Sphero BB-8s

Intuit - Best Quickbooks Online API Hack

Chrome Industries Rucksack Laptop back
Vilros Raspberry Pi 2 starter kit
Qishare iPad 2 with case
Surge protector power strip

State Farm - Best Wearable Hack

4 Apple Watches

ACSS - The Most WOW Hack

4 Raspberry Pi kits

Amazon - Best IoT Hack

4 Amazon Echos

USAA - Most Collaborative Team

4 iPad Airs

Metropia - Best Transportation Innovation

$500 for the team

Wolfram - Best Wolfram Tech Hack

One year Wolfram Development Platform
One year Mathematica student edition

Raytheon - Best Drone Related Hack (1st Place)

3D Printed Trophy
4 Parrot ARs

Raytheon - Best Drone Related Hack (2nd Place)

3D Printed Trophy, Logitech Webcam for each team member.

Raytheon - Best Drone Related Hack (3rd Place)

3D Printed Trophy, Arduino Wifi Shield, Raspberry Pi Wifi Dongle for each team member.

MLH - Punniest Domain.com Domain.

1 Team - 4 Domain.com Swag bags with Sparkfun Redboard

Cisco - Most Innovative Communications Hack

4 ArcBotics Sparki Arduino robots

GetScale - Most Elegant Hardware Hack

Ocean Mobile Servers, first to be released in the United States.

Eligibility

You are an elgible participant if you:

  • Applied for Hack Arizona 
  • Received an acceptance letter from our organizer team
  • Confirmed your attendance inside the acceptance letter

Requirements

To qualify your submission, you must:

  • Build your project between 8PM Jan. 22, 2016 and 8AM Jan. 24, 2016 @University of Arizona
  • Present your project during the Demo Exposition at University of Arizona Student Union's Grand Ballroom (Floor 3)
  • Submit your project here on Devpost
  • *If your project includes software, you must include a copy of your source code

How to enter

You are an elgible participant if you:

  • Applied for Hack Arizona 
  • Received an acceptance letter from our organizer team
  • Confirmed your attendance inside the acceptance letter

Judges

Nick Morin
Hack Arizona

Travis Woodrow

Travis Woodrow

John McGonegal

John McGonegal
Amadeus

Roman Yusufov

Roman Yusufov
Amazon

Adam Kalsey

Adam Kalsey
Cisco

Mikhail Rudinskiy

Mikhail Rudinskiy
Raytheon

Jose Salcedo

Jose Salcedo
Raytheon

Collin Eddy

Collin Eddy
Raytheon

Shyam Patel

Shyam Patel

Rushi Shah

Rushi Shah

Tim Colson

Tim Colson

Jason Botello

Jason Botello

Eric Rosas

Eric Rosas

Pablo Sarabia

Pablo Sarabia

Liz Halle

Liz Halle

Matt Neal

Matt Neal

Robert Miller

Robert Miller

Chris Lowe

Chris Lowe

Christopher Correia

Christopher Correia

Andrew Slattery

Andrew Slattery

George Cosarba

George Cosarba

Jay Shah

Jay Shah

Wesley Kerr

Wesley Kerr

Gaurav Ragtah

Gaurav Ragtah

Chris Galindo

Chris Galindo

Gordon Trang

Gordon Trang

Brandon McQuarie

Brandon McQuarie

Brenna Trout

Brenna Trout

Cam Riley

Cam Riley

Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar

Cari Copeland

Cari Copeland

Gregory Reida

Gregory Reida

Brian Biswell

Brian Biswell

Rodney Kugizaki

Rodney Kugizaki

Kevin Visbal

Kevin Visbal

Tim Manning

Tim Manning

Cedric Macadangdang

Cedric Macadangdang

Daniyar Murataliev

Daniyar Murataliev

Barbara Anderson

Barbara Anderson

Ben Loftin

Ben Loftin

Patrick Marcus

Patrick Marcus

Chris Porter

Chris Porter

Bhavani Veylan

Bhavani Veylan

York Myers

York Myers

John Cafazza

John Cafazza

Stephen Ost

Stephen Ost

Matt Rhebeck

Matt Rhebeck

Johnny Diggz

Johnny Diggz

Casey Bleeker

Casey Bleeker

James Krupnik

James Krupnik

Glenn Austin

Glenn Austin

Dave Buechele

Dave Buechele

Andy Zimmerman

Andy Zimmerman

Andrew Largey

Andrew Largey

Chad Reichenbach

Chad Reichenbach

John Coats

John Coats

Rob Moser

Rob Moser

Joshua Reola

Joshua Reola

Sharon ONeal

Sharon ONeal

Lance Tipton

Lance Tipton

Lou Norman

Lou Norman

David Staudt

David Staudt

Alisa Keast

Alisa Keast

Piyush Awasthi

Piyush Awasthi

Manish Trivedi

Manish Trivedi

Logan Chadderdon

Logan Chadderdon

Dennis Cajayon

Dennis Cajayon

Colton Pierson

Colton Pierson

Doug Welzel

Doug Welzel

Yi-Chang Chiu

Yi-Chang Chiu

David Leary

David Leary

Don Yager

Don Yager

Rachael Castillo

Rachael Castillo

Tristan Sokol

Tristan Sokol

Manas Mukherjee

Manas Mukherjee

Teresa Frazier

Teresa Frazier

David Stevens

David Stevens

Ryan Kelley

Ryan Kelley

Jessica McCracken

Jessica McCracken

Erika Aranda

Erika Aranda

Jonathan Friedman

Jonathan Friedman

Sam Michel

Sam Michel

Wynter Dixon

Wynter Dixon

Matthew Lichtenberger

Matthew Lichtenberger

Mary Bailey

Mary Bailey

Pablo Sarabia

Pablo Sarabia
USAA

Chris Galindo

Chris Galindo
State Farm

Jordan Singer

Jordan Singer

Thao Vo

Thao Vo
Hack Arizona

Ian Tracey

Ian Tracey
Hack Arizona

Avery Davidson

Avery Davidson

Colton Pierson

Colton Pierson
GetScale

Andrew Prosch

Andrew Prosch

Cody Deeran

Cody Deeran

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    Has your project been done before? Is there novelty present?
  • Creativity
    Does your project have a non-obvious key element? Is there artistic merit present?
  • Difficulty
    How hard was your project to pull off during the event? Did you pull it off?
  • Value Proposition
    Does the project demonstrate a clear utility and is the team able to communicate that?