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Channel your crazy ideas into reality, regardless of whether you are a first-time coder or have 20 years of Android development experience. TAMUhack is the place to think, try, break and create. Hang out with us this weekend in the heart of Aggieland or virtually to discover the limits of your creativity. All types of projects are welcome, and we'll support anything you want to build!


Teams should be a maximum of 4 hackers. 

You can only submit a project that is built during this time period. Additionally, you cannot submit this project to any other hackathon. 

The video should be a MAXIMUM of 3 minutes and should only include a demo of the final project.

You can select UP TO 3 tracks and you will be automatically considered in the overall track.

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$27,191 in prizes

First Overall

First place overall prize. Prize: 2021 iPad 10.2-Inch, 64GB

Second Overall

2nd place overall prize. Prize: Samsung 31.5" 4K Monitor

Third Overall

3rd place overall prize. Prize: Beats Solo 3

Best UI/UX Hack

In the world of hacking and engineering, a product must not only work well but also provide the best user experience possible. Best hack that demonstrates clear design and usability intentions. Prize: Fujifilm Instax Mini 7+

Best Beginner Hack

Congratulations on competing in your first hackathon! Best hack created by first-time hackers at TAMUhack (team must have at least 2 first-timers to qualify). Prize: Echo Dot (5th Gen) + Phillip Hue Smart Lightbulb

Best Use of MongoDB Atlas

MongoDB Atlas takes the leading modern database and makes it accessible in the cloud! Get started with a $50 credit for students or sign up for the Atlas free forever tier (no credit card required). Along with a suite of services and functionalities, you'll have everything you need to manage all of your data! Build a hack using MongoDB Atlas for a chance to win a M5GO IoT Starter Kit for you and each member of your team. Prize: M5G0 IoT Starter Kit

Best Domain Name from

Register a .tech domain name using during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a Branded Backpack Prize: Branded Backpack

Best Use of MATLAB

MATLAB and Simulink are computation tools used at more than 5,000 institutions worldwide. Use their software in your next hack to win some exclusive MathWorks swag including a MathWorks branded cinch bag, pair of socks, baseball cap, stylus pen & deck of cards! You can also claim a free MATLAB software license to get started. Prize: MathWorks Swag Bag

Best Use of Velo by Wix

We know how difficult it can be to create a phenomenal website in a short period of time, especially when it comes to hackathons. Velo by Wix cuts down your development time without sacrificing on functionality! With a built-in database and fully customizable JavaScript frontend and backend, you can develop a full-stack application directly in your browser. With Velo, all the tools you need are conveniently located in one platform! Build your hackathon project with Velo by Wix for a chance to win Wacom Drawing Tablets for you and each of your teammates. Prize: Wacom Drawing Tablet

Best Use of Microsoft Cloud for Your Community

Bring your idea to life using the Microsoft Cloud - automatically build and deploy a full stack web app from a code repository, create and train a Machine Learning model, develop business applications with little to no code using Power Platform, and more! View our recommended popular solutions in the Education Hub at Build your hackathon project with the Microsoft Cloud that tackles a social impact issue of your choice, and have a chance to win a LinkedIn Premium 12-Month subscription and an Xbox Ultimate 3-Month Game Pass subscription. Prize: LinkedIn Premium 12-Month subscription and Xbox Ultimate 3-Month Game Pass

AA Challenge: Best Airlines Hack (3)

Create a solution for the airline industry, be it passenger experience, employee experience, or operational efficiencies.

Prize: AAdvantage 25k, 50k, 75k miles

GM Challenge

Design an app or system that helps GM accomplish its goal of Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions, and Zero Congestion

Prize: 250$ Amazon Gift Cards

Goldman Sachs Challenge (3)

Build a risk analysis tool that someone would use when considering how to manage and invest their money.

Prize: 1. Apple TVs, 2. JBL Speakers, 3. Grubhub Giftcards

CBRE Challenge (3)

CBRE is the largest Commercial Real Estate Services company by revenue. One common challenge we help our clients overcome is to help fill an office space, given a team structure and preferences. And at the same time, maximize the amount of space available. Create an app to visualize the most optimal way of allotting the teams to the space across the floors, so that none of the floors remain empty and at least 25% of each floor remains occupied.

Prize: $150, $75, $50 Amazon Gift Cards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place

PIMCO Challenge

Create a financial literacy tool for either children, adolescents or college students

Prize: $80 Amazon Gift Cards

PRHI Challenge

Envision the best technology-enabled patient safety solution that has the potential to avert patient harm and save lives and the top team will win $1000. Your hack must align with one of the following five leading patient safety challenges anywhere across the continuum of care:

- Medication Errors
- Procedural / Surgical Errors
- Errors during routine patient care
- Infections
- Diagnostic safety

Prize: 250$ Amazon Gift Cards

Hardware Challenge: Best Hardware Hack (2)

Best hack that involves hardware usage/integration.

Prize: Mechanical Keyboard, Smart LED light strip

USAA Challenge (3)

Build a solution using open source technology, preferred use object orientated language, cloud technology, and include a data source. Stretch goals: build an information aggregator, or ad maintainability and reliability.

Prizes: Govee Light Bars, Anker Portable Chargers, Lifdea Metal Fidget Cube

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Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    How unique and original is the hack?
  • Practicality
    How useful is the hack based on the problem they are trying to solve?
  • Technicality
    What type of technical challenges did the group face during the hack? How did they overcome these obstacles?
  • Presentation
    How was the visual design and interaction experience? Was the demo seamless? Did the group have good cohesion and explanation of their hack?
  • X-Factor
    Were you blown away by the hack?

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