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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.
$27,191 in prizes
First place overall prize. Prize: 2021 iPad 10.2-Inch, 64GB
2nd place overall prize. Prize: Samsung 31.5" 4K Monitor
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 Domain.com
Register a .tech domain name using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a Domain.com Branded Backpack Prize: Domain.com 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
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 https://aka.ms/startedu. 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
Create a solution for the airline industry, be it passenger experience, employee experience, or operational efficiencies.
Prize: AAdvantage 25k, 50k, 75k miles
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
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 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
Create a financial literacy tool for either children, adolescents or college students
Prize: $80 Amazon Gift Cards
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 $1000. Your hack must align with one of the following five leading patient safety challenges anywhere across the continuum of care:
- Medication Errors
- Procedural / Surgical Errors
- Errors during routine patient care
- Diagnostic safety
Prize: 250$ Amazon Gift Cards
Hardware Challenge: Best Hardware Hack
Best hack that involves hardware usage/integration.
Prize: Mechanical Keyboard, Smart LED light strip
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
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
A Stupendous Judging Panel!
How unique and original is the hack?
How useful is the hack based on the problem they are trying to solve?
What type of technical challenges did the group face during the hack? How did they overcome these obstacles?
How was the visual design and interaction experience? Was the demo seamless? Did the group have good cohesion and explanation of their hack?
Were you blown away by the hack?