HackPrinceton is back this fall! With over 600 students last spring, we're opening the show up to more talented hackers from all across the country. Whether it is your first time, or you're a seasoned veteran, we'd love to see you here!
Note: The winners of the following prizes have not yet been announced:
- Town of Princeton
- Kimono Labs
- Rough Draft
- All hacks must be built by registered and accepted HackPrinceton attendees.
- Teams must consist of no more than five members.
- Hackers must be enrolled in an accredited college or university and present enrollment identification (i.e. student id) to a HackPrinceton organizer when asked.
- Due to university liability requirements, individuals must be over 18 years old.
NOTE: Please make sure each team member is registered with a unique ChallengePost account and listed under the submission.
We welcome both hardware and software hacks! We're looking forward to what you produce, but please keep the following in mind.
Submissions should be reasonably complete to be considered for any prizes and reimbursements. They must be submitted to ChallengePost by 9:00:00 AM on Sunday, November 16th, 2014. No late submissions will be accepted, so please submit with time to spare! If you're stuck, there will be mentors around to help you out. Keep content appropriate and please try to be aware of what has been done before. The judges love to see original ideas at play, not rehashes of what has been around for years. The completeness of a hack will be at the organizer's discretion. Please include a video or photo of the working product, and link to the source on GitHub.
$5,750 in prizes
1st Place Software
$1000 + Dell touchscreen monitors + 1-year license of Unity Pro w/ Android and iOS extensions
2nd Place Software
3rd Place Software
1st Place Hardware
$1000 + Portable hard drives + Electric Imp DevKits
2nd Place Hardware
3rd Place Hardware
Best iOS App
Presented by Apple.
Winners receive iPad Minis
Best Apple Hardware Hack
Presented by Apple.
Best Use of Twitter API
Presented by Twitter.
Winners receive Makey Makeys + JBL Wireless Speakers + Orbotix Ollies
Best Use of Microsoft Tech
Presented by Microsoft.
Winners (up to 4 team members) receive Surface Pro 3s for the best use of Microsoft APIs (including OneNote, OneDrive, and Bing), Kinect, Azure (cloud) or Windows Phone/Windows 8.1 app
Best Use of MongoDB
Presented by MongoDB.
Winners receive Amazon gift cards and special MongoDB swag
Best Use of Yo API
Presented by Yo.
Winning team receives $1000
(Open to Princeton students only)
Presented by Princeton USG.
Winning teams receive $250 and conversion of their hack to a full TigerApp for the best prototype TigerApp that would benefit the student body (e.g. ICE, EasyPCE, FindA).
Best Electric Imp Powered Project
Presented by Electric Imp.
Winners receive Electric Imp Dev Kits + Digital Multimeters
Best Use of Bloomberg APIs
Presented by Bloomberg.
Winners receive Parrot AR.Drones
Best Use of Unity
Presented by Unity.
Winners receive a 1-year license of Unity Pro
Best Myo Hack
Winners receive Thalmic Myos
Best Leap Motion Hack
Winners receive Leap Motions
Best Use of Ziggeo
Presented by Ziggeo.
"A Nod from Nod"
Presented by Nod.
Winners receive Nod gesture control rings
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
How original is the idea? Is it simply a repackaging of a previous project (i.e. Floppy Bird) or is it something that has never been done before? Projects can also blend two concepts together in a refreshing new way (i.e. chocolate-covered bacon).
Does it feel like a quickly hacked-together project, or something that is well thought out? This can be apparent from the UI or the lack of bugs in the project.
Can this hack be used in real life to better somebody's life? Is it enough to justify people wanting to use it?
Is the project zany, interesting or just plain amusing? Will it bring a smile to the face of those who see it, whether they are adults, teenagers or little kids?