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Channel your crazy ideas to 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 one weekend in the heart of Aggieland to find out the limits of your creativity. All types of projects are welcome, and we'll be providing support for anything you want to build!

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Prizes

$33,480 in prizes

TAMUhack 2019 Grand Prize

Choice between: iPad 2018 + Apple Pencil, 4K Monitor + Das Mechanical Keyboard, or Oculus Rift + Touch Virtual Reality System

TAMUhack2019 Second Place Prize

Choice between: iPad 2018 + Apple Pencil, 4K Monitor + Das Mechanical Keyboard, or Oculus Rift + Touch Virtual Reality System

TAMUhack 2019 Third Place Prize

Choice between: iPad 2018 + Apple Pencil, 4K Monitor + Das Mechanical Keyboard, or Oculus Rift + Touch Virtual Reality System

TAMUhack Best Hardware Hack

Choice between: Google Home Mini + LIFX Smart Bulb or Amazon Alexa Dot + Smart Plug

TAMUhack Best First-time Hack

Congratulations for competing in your first hackathon! Best hack created by first-time hackers at TAMUHack (team must have at least 2 first-timers). UE Wonderboom to each member of winning team

Best Airline Industry Hack - 1st Place

Sponsored by American Airlines - Any hack related to the airline industry. 1st place receives miles for (2) round trip economy airfare tickets to most European cities where American flies OR (1) round trip economy ticket to most Asia/Australia/New Zealand cities where American flies

Best Airline Industry Hack - 2nd Place

Sponsored by American Airlines - Any hack related to the airlines industry. 2nd place receives miles for (1) round trip economy airfare tickets to most European cities where American flies OR (2) round trip economy tickets to any domestic city where American flies, including Hawaii and Alaska

Best Airline Industry Hack - 3rd Place

Sponsored by American Airlines - 3rd Place receives miles for (1) round trip economy ticket to any domestic city where American flies, including Hawaii and Alaska

Charles Schwab Challenge

Sponsored by Charles Schwab - Nintendo Switch to each member of winning team

JP Morgan Social Good Challenge

Sponsored by JP Morgan - Bose SoundLink Wireless Headphones and CanaKit Rasberry Pi 3 Model B+ Complete Starter Kits to each member of winning team

CBRE Social Good Challenge

Sponsored by CBRE - Hack that best helps either the enviornment or the community. $50 Amazon Gift Cards to each member of winning team

Best Financial Hack

(INCLUDE GITHUB LINK) Sponsored by Capital One -
How Will You Reimagine Banking?
http://api.reimaginebanking.com/
$250 Amazon Gift Cards to each member of winning team

Gartner Challenge

Sponsored by Gartner - CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (B Plus) with Premium Clear Case and 2.5A Power Supply to each member of winning team

Best Use of Microsoft Cognitive Services API

Sponsored by Microsoft - Xbox One S to each member of winning team

Southwest Airlines Challenge

Sponsored by Southwest Airlines -
Southwest Airlines is famous for many things, one of which is our speedy “Ten Minute Turn” which means that the time it takes to deplane, restock the aircraft, and be ready to board again should be ten minutes or less. Using modern technologies, find a way to improve the “Turn” of an aircraft. $200 Southwest Gift Card to each member of winning team

Best Car App using the Smartcar API

Sponsored by Smartcar - Google Home Mini + Amazon Gift Card to each member of winning team

MLH Best Domain Registered with Domain.com Prize

Register the most interesting domain using your FREE Domain.com credit this weekend to win Raspberry Pis!

MLH Best Use of Google Cloud Platform

Use a Google Cloud Platform service (like hosting or machine learning) in your project to win Google Home Minis.

MLH Best IoT Hack using a Qualcomm Device

Use a Qualcomm device, like a DragonBoard 410c, in an Internet of Things project this weekend to win a DragonBoard 410c.

MLH Best Use of Snap Kit

Use Snap Kit to Integrate Snapchat's best features into your hack to win Casio Calculator Watches!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Must be over 18 years of age to participate, and currently enrolled in college/university. High school hackers are allowed if approved beforehand, and based on our policy (noted on our website).

Judges

An Awesome Judging Panel!

An Awesome Judging Panel!

Judging Criteria

  • Design
    How clean it looks, the UX / UI aspect of the project.
  • Technical Difficulty & Implementation
    How hard it is to build - did you just throw some APIs together, or create a new, novel application?
  • Innovation & Application
    The creativeness of the idea and how big of a problem it could solve.
  • The X-factor
    The indescribable awesomeness of the project.