BrickHack is back in the Brick City! RIT's premiere annual hackathon returns fully in-person to the RIT campus for the first time in two years. February 25th ignites a weekend devoted to hundreds of designers and coders sinking 24 hours into building and creating. Mentors and industry representatives will also join the fray to lend expertise and share wisdom. Expect food, swag, and timeless brick-laden memories!
Event details, registration, and a full schedule can be found at brickhack.io
You must be a registered participant of BrickHack in order to qualify. You must also be over the age of 18 and a current student or be within one year of your graduation date if you have already graduated.
To have a project considered for prize tracks, hackers must submit their project by 9am on Sunday and prepare to present it in front of our judges. At least one person from your team must be at the judging expo in order for your submission to be considered.
Judging will happen in person on Sunday, February 26, 2023 from 1-4pm EST.
$4,640 in prizes
Constellation Brands - Elevating with AI
Our hackathon challenge invites you to use AI to improve the human experience. Utilize existing services (ex., ChatGPT, GitHub Copilot, Tensorflow), develop your own intelligent system, or create mockups of AI responses to bring your ideas to life. We want you to showcase how AI can elevate human abilities rather than replace them. Consider how AI could enhance your creative work by streamlining everyday tasks. Take inspiration from existing technologies and think about the potential for AI integration. Let your imagination run wild, and consider how AI could improve your life and work. Let's work together to revolutionize the future of productivity – we can't wait to see what you come up with! Each member of the winning team will receive a $150 Amazon gift card.
Most Viable Product
RIT's Simone Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will award the winning team $2,000 to advance their concept toward commercialization. This money may be spent on prototyping, customer discovery travel expenses, or as a stipend to make the project an entrepreneurial co-op. NOTE: At least one RIT student must be on the winning team in order to qualify.
Best "Brick" Hack
Give us your best project! Bonus if it involves a brick. Enjoy :) Each member of the winning team will win a $100 Visa gift card.
Best Educational Hack
We want to learn something, so give us your best education-related project! Each member of the winning team will receive a $100 Amazon gift card.
Best Game Hack
Have a cool game idea? This track is for you! Each member of the winning team will receive an Arctis 3 Headset.
Best Health Hack
Give us your best health-related project! Each member of the winning team will receive a JBL Flip Speaker.
Best Solo Hack
Give us your best project created by one hacker! The winner will receive a CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3.
Enter this track if you think your project has the best User Interface and User Experience! Each member of the winning team will receive a HUION H610 Drawing Tablet.
Most Creative Use of Twilio
Twilio allows you to incorporate mobile messaging, phone calls and a ton of other awesome communication features right into your hackathon project using a web service API. Are you building an e-commerce website and want to send text notifications or email confirmations once an order is completed? Or maybe you'd like to verify users based on their mobile numbers? Twilio makes all this possible and more. Build a hack that simplifies your life using any Twilio API for a chance to win a Twilio Swag Box & GameGo Console ! Get started with $50 in free credit
Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Register a .Tech domain name using Domain.com during the weekend for your chance to win a Domain.com branded backpack for you and each member of your team! Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. The more creative the domain the better!
Best Use of Google Cloud
Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: g.co/cloud. Winners located in the US will receive a Google Cloud Swag Bag complete with a beanie, Android pillow, journal, socks & lanyards. Winners outside of the US will receive a Google Cloud branded backpack.
Best Blockchain Project Using Hedera
Best Use of MATLAB
MATLAB and Simulink are computation tools used at more than 5,000 institutions worldwide. Use their software in your next hack to win some exclusive MathWorks swag including a MathWorks branded yoyo wireless speaker! You can also claim a free MATLAB software license to get started.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
A qualified panel of expert judges
Judges make the final decision
20% - Originality & Creativity & Novelty
Is the project new and something that hasn't been attempted before? How does this approach a unique solution to a problem?
20% - Wow Factor
Subjective and buzz-wordy, huh? That's what makes it fun :) We know you have something up your sleeve that's going to knock our socks off!
20% - Polish / Design / Execution
Did your team successfully execute your project concept? Is it usable? Does it work? Is it well-designed? Is the user experience smooth?
20% - Demo / Presentation
You'll have 2-3 minutes for a demo to tell the judges about your project, followed by a Q/A. We're interested in the problems you solved, API's you leveraged, technologies used, and lessons learned. We recommend a quick powerpoint.
20% - Multidisciplinary project
We encourage and applaud interdisciplinary projects fueled by eclectic teams with diverse backgrounds.