BrickHack: RIT’s premiere collegiate hackathon.

February 16th ignites a weekend devoted to 500+ 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.

You must register at BrickHack.io

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Prizes

$19,304 in prizes

Datto: Most socially impactful project

$250 Amazon gift card for each team member by Datto

Best API Mash-Up Using Wegmans Data

$250 Wegmans gift card for each member of the winning team

Most Commercially Viable Product

RIT's Simone Center will award the winning team $2,000 to advance their concept towards commercialization. This money may be spent on prototyping or customer discovery travel expenses. It may also be used as a stipend for an RIT team member seeking to work on this project as an entrepreneurial co-op. To qualify, the winning person or team must be affiliated with RIT.

Hack Our Health

Awarded to the team that develops a product/application that shows the most promise in benefiting the mental health needs of college students. Ideally, this project would be open source and could be further developed in collaboration with Hack Our Health for potential future use as a tool to support the campus community. Judges will be evaluating based upon the criteria of innovativeness, accessibility, and practical application to a college population

Best Constellation Brands Consumer Experience

"The team with the most engaging brand experience will win the opportunity to present your Hack to leadership at Constellation Brands headquarters and have your hack showcased in our Innovation Lab. The winning team will also receive a branded Burton backpack and ski goggles.

Discover our lovable brands in unique ways
Drive brand choice at the point of purchase
Create shareable moments
Builds we two-way relationships with consumers
Gather consumer preferences/insights
Creative use of an emerging technology (AR/VR, AI, IOT, Blockchain, etc.)"

Winning team will receive: Present your Hack to leadership at Constellation Brands headquarters and have your hack showcased in our Innovation Lab. Burton backpack and ski goggle

Best Use of 5G Currencies in Immersive Media

We challenge BrickHackers to show how 5G can be applied to create new value in the media industry. 5G will create new opportunities for creators and consumers to tell stories and share their points of view – and likely much more. Additionally, we’d like teams to consider situations in which immersive content might be streamed across thousands of simultaneous connections on 5G within one venue (e.g. mall, stadium, park, etc.) given the challenges of implementing high bandwidth solutions over WiFi without massive infrastructure investment. For an intro to the power of 5G, see Verizon's CEO Hans Vestburg's speech at CES 2019.

Winning team will receive: Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses for each member

Best Game

Unity Plus Licenses (1-year) for each member of the winning team

Most Creative Use of Vuzix Blade AR Smart Glasses

The members of the team with the most creative hardware or software use of Vuzix AR Technologies will win a pair of Vuzix Blade Smart Glasses!

Best iOS App

Each memeber of the team that develops the best iOS app will win a $100 Best Buy gift card!

Best Use of Google Cloud Platform

Google Home Mini for each member of the winning team

Best Design

Adobe Creative Cloud 1 year subscription for each member of the winning team

Best Newbie Hack

CanaKit: Pi 3 Model B+ Starter Kit - 32 GB for each member of the winning team

Best Multimedia Hack

BeatsX for each member of the winning team

Best "Brick" Hack

Goes to the project that embodies bricks to its core!

Fire TV Cube for each member of the winning team

Best VR/AR Hack

Oculus Go for each member of the winning team

Best Community Impact

Nintendo Switch for each member of the winning team

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit for each team member

Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device

410C Dragonboard for each team member

Snap Kit Prize

Use Snap Kit's web or mobile SDK in your hack. Each winning team member will receive a pair of Spectacles by Snapchat or another awesome prize.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

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.

Requirements

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 17, 2019 from 12:30pm – 2pm.

How to enter

Participants must be attending the physical event to join and submit a project. Simply register and submit.

Judges

A qualified panel of expert judges

A qualified panel of expert judges

Judging Criteria

  • Judges make the final decision