Michigan State University's third annual, 500 student, 36-hour hackathon!

SpartaHack 2017 is Michigan State University's third annual student-run hackathon. On the weekend of January 20th, we're bringing together 500 students of all skill levels and disciplines to get creative with tech, connect with peers and professionals, and forget the words "I can't." We're excited to see what you will create!

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Prizes

$9,250 in prizes

1st Place

$1000 to split + $3000 SendGrid credits + 6 months of Loader.io + 1 year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro

2nd Place

$750 to split +$1560 in SendGrid credits + 1 year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro

3rd Place

$500 to split + 1 year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Top Ten (10)

1 year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Best Android App

$400 to split

Best UX

$400 to split

Best iOS App

$400 to split

Funniest/Most Creative Hack

$400 to split

Most Technically Impressive

$400 to split

First-Time Hacker Prize

$400 to split

Best Hardware Hack

$400 to split + $200 in Shapeways 3D printing credit

Best Pitch

$500 to split

Best Startup Idea

$500 to split

Best Hack for Social Good with preference for using a Michigan-based open dataset

$400 to split

Most Innovative Use of Public Web APIs

Software keys for Snagit and Camtasia + 4 $100 Amex gift cards

Best Use of Open Source

Robolink CoDrone

Best Hack for Education

3 Wacom Bamboo Slates

Best Overall Use of X-Keys

1 XK-24 for each team member

Best Integration of X-keys with Other Hardware

1 XK-24 for each team member

Best With Wolfram Tech Award (x2) (2)

1 Year of Wolfram Development Platform + Wolfram Mathematica Student Edition + Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Best Voice User Experience Using Amazon Alexa (3)

Amazon Echo for each team member

Best Hack that Helps Someone

$500 to split + a sweatshirt blanket for each team member

Best Hack Using Multiple Containers

$200 Amazon gift card to split + $100 in Cycle platform credit for each team member

Best Use of Security in a Mobile Environment

$200 to split

SMART Mobility Award

$400 to split

Best Use of Bluemix Platform (4)

Beats headphones for each team member

Best Hack for Improving Access to Legal Services

$500 to split

Best Use of Amazon Web Services

$250 AWS Credit

Best Domain Name Registered with Domain.com

Domain.com Swag Bag

Best Hack to Reduce Online Harassment

Hack Harassment Swag Bag

MSUFCU Community Class Act Hack

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B for each team member + $200 to split

Best Automation Hack

$400 to split

Best Use of SendGrid API

$3000 SendGrid credits + 6 months of Loader.io

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Participation is limited to students who have been enrolled in the past year.

- Teams can have a maximum of 4 members.

- All team members must be registered SpartaHack attendees.

- All team members must be physically present at SpartaHack.

Judges

Judging Panel

Judging Panel
SpartaHack + Various

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
  • Technical Impressiveness
  • Implementation