Akron's Premier 24-Hour Hackathon

HAkron is back for round 2; This time with an arcade! Come hack hardware and software in this fun and FREE 24-hour hackathon. Check out hakron.io for the event schedule and more information

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Prizes

$3,645 in prizes

Grand Prize

$1000 Cash for the best overall hack. Money is divided between team members.

Runner Up

A pair of Jaybird X3s for each team member

Second Runner Up

A JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth Speaker for each team member

Best Software Hack

Amazon Echo Dots for each team member

Best Hardware Hack

Philips Hue Starter Kit - Two bulbs and a connector hub for each team member

Best Newbie Hack

Boogie Board LCD drawing tablets for each team member

Most Creative Hack

Husban X4 (H107C) Miniature Quad Copter w/ camera for each team member

Tremco Leak Locator Tracking System

Tremco is giving $1000 to the best solution for their Leak Locator App - They're looking for an iOS application that accurately reports the position of a leak given user input or on-board device sensors. Attend their information session at 3 on Saturday for more info.

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

$250 Amazon Web Services Credit

Eligibility

All college students who are 18 or older can participate. You must be physically present at the event to submit and be judged. 

How to enter

Register by fillilng out the application on our website. Make sure to register through Devpost too, and that's it!

Judges

James Hilton

James Hilton
Co-Founder / The Bit Factory

Jack Hilton

Jack Hilton
Co-Founder / The Bit Factory

Austin Kettner

Austin Kettner
Co-Founder / Flurgle

Anthony Margida

Anthony Margida
President / Akron Global Business Accelerator

Carolyn Behrman

Carolyn Behrman
Co-Director / EX[L] Center

Annal Vyas

Annal Vyas
Co-Director / EX[L] Center

Elyse Ball

Elyse Ball
Project Manager / UARF

Will Crissey, Jr.

Will Crissey, Jr.
C.S. Professor / The University of Akron

Dominic Falcione

Dominic Falcione
Craftsman / Krunchworks Design+Build

Curtis Clemons

Curtis Clemons
Math Professor / The University of Akron

Jay Adams

Jay Adams
CPE Professor / The University of Akron

Shiva Sastry

Shiva Sastry
CPE Professor / The University of Akron

Michael Ziccardi

Michael Ziccardi
Application Owner / Progressive Insurance

Yingcai Xiao

Yingcai Xiao
C.S. Professor / The Universiry of Akron

Judging Criteria

  • Expo Judging
    All Devpost submissions will demo their projects in an Expo to hackers and judges. The top 5 will be selected by the judges (using MIT Gavel) and sent on to the presentation round.
  • Presentation Round (Top 5)
    The top 5 teams will present their projects in front of everyone to determine the overall winner of the grand prize, $1000!
  • Category Prize Judging
    Other category winners will be individually judged based on the Expo. See the prizes in the sidebar ->