Brandeis University's annual "friendly" software and hardware hackathon!

Hackathon Sponsors


Judges' Pick

Best High School Hack

Best Beginner Hack

Best Hardware Hack

Best Machine Learning Hack (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place) (3)

Best Mobile/Web App Hack by TIBCO

Best NLP Hack by Callminer

Social Impact Award


Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Ian Roy

Ian Roy
Head of Brandeis MakerLab

Kirsten Stallings

Kirsten Stallings
Data Scientist at CallMiner

Indico Team

Indico Team
Intelligent Process Automation for Unstructured Content

Brandeis Innovation

Brandeis Innovation

Judging Criteria

  • Technology
    How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many different components? Did the technology involved make you go "wow"?
  • Design
    Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface?
  • Completion
    Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
  • Learning
    Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before?
  • Creativity/Originality
    Did the team provide a new conceptualization or unique application of existing technology?
  • Category Adherence
    Hacks will be up for consideration for specific categories should they meet the conditions specified.

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