HackRice is Rice University's annual hackathon event. Participants trade their sleep for a weekend and join a team to create a project - typically software - in an environment optimized for creativity. At the end of the event, the participants demonstrate their projects to fellow hackers, visitors, and a panel of judges. The event is hosted by the Rice Computer Science Club.
Learn more at http://hack.rice.edu/.
$10,880 in prizes
Dell P2415Q 24-Inch 4k Monitor for each member of the winning team
16GB Samsung Galaxy Tab for each member of the winning team
Google Home and Chromecast Ultra for each member of the winning team
Best Data Science Track Project
PNY Elite 240GB Portable SSD for each member of the winning team
Best Design Track Project
12-month Adobe Creative Cloud Photography subscription for each member of the winning team
Texas Childrens' Hospital: Best Healthcare Track Project - Patient Engagement
Team members receive Timbuk2 Parkside Laptop Backpacks
Texas Childrens' Hospital: Best Healthcare Track Project - Disease Management
Team members receive Losei Dual Wireless Earbuds V4.1
MLH: Best Domain Name Registered with Domain.com
Team members receive Raspberry Pi/PiHut essential kit
Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS
$250 Amazon Web Services Credit
Capital One: Best FinTech Hack
Team members receive $200 Amazon Giftcards
LILIE: Hurricane Harvey Track
Team members receive Bose Quiet Comfort Bluetooth Headphones
Two Sigma: Best Use of Data Science
IBM: Best Use of IBM Watson BlueMix API
Team members receive Apple Watches
Microsoft: Best Use of Microsoft Azure that Empowers Individuals or Groups to Achieve More
Team members receive $75 in Azure credit
BlueChasm: Collaboration with Texas Childrens' - Caregiver - Computer Interactions (3)
Team members receive Amazon Echo Dots
BlueChasm: Sci-Fi Technology
Team members receive Code & Quill Monolith nodebooks and rOtring mechanical pencils
HBK: Best Hack Involving a Financial Transaction (Bonus for Digital Currency)
Team members will receive Beats by Dre
Indeed: Most Artistic Project (2)
Team members receive Amazon giftcards
ForeFlight: Track Log Analysis
ForeFlight is devoted to giving pilots the best possible mobile flight planning tools. Earlier this week, one of our developers used our iOS application to record a flight that he took around the Houston area. The data is available for free on GitHub. Your challenge is to take our flight data and reconstruct the flight. Then, display the flight data or analyze it in a unique way. Can you browse the flight from your desk using augmented reality? Replay the flight from the pilot's perspective using virtual reality? Can you analyze the data to detect takeoff, landing, climb, or descent? What about 360º turns, loops, or crashes? Show us your best and win Apple Store gift cards for you and your team. Check out our repository to download the data and sample project:
JPMorgan Chase & Co.: Best Hack for Disaster Response Using Social Media Data (2)
Team members receive Bose Soundlink Bluetooth Speakers
PROS: Product Recommendations
Team members receive drones
Facebook: Community Building Award
Facebook will sponsor a Community Building Award to the team whose hack helps bring people together and build communities. For details, please see https://www.facebook.com/notes/mark-zuckerberg/building-global-community/10154544292806634. Members of the winning team will get solar backpacks mailed to them.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Confirmed HackRice 7 attendees may make a Devpost submission. Submissions should be one per project. Alumni may also submit a submission, but it will not be eligible for judging and prizes.
The following items will be expected for the submission:
- Team members, including contact information.
- Application name and its description and purpose.
- A 2 minutes max video demonstrating the hack can be helpful, but is not required.
- URL to live demo of the application if applicable.
Innovation and Creativity
Have you seen a project like this before? How innovative is the solution?
How technically impressive is the project?
Does this project have important implications? Would this project be used outside the hackathon?
How refined is the idea, UI, and overall presentation?