BrickHack: RIT’s premiere collegiate hackathon.

February 8th 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

$11,004 in prizes

Best use of the Wegmans API

Wegmans Award:
Each member of the winning team will win a $200 Wegmans gift card

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 team must include at least one RIT student.

Most impactful to RIT student lives (3)

Create a product or service that you believe will be most beneficial to RIT student life on campus. You may make use of any APIs available from existing campus services. If you have questions about those APIs, come see us at the Student Government table (look for the RITchie Balloons). We are offering 12 very unique prizes such as a lunch with Pres. Munson, a song of your choice on the school bells, and reserved parking passes! The full list of prizes and descriptions is at our table.

Best Omni-Channel Consumer Experience

Constellation Brands Award:
How can Constellation Brands creatively connect with consumers across multiple touch points? Each member of the winning team will win a Patagonia quarter-zip jacket, 15.6 inch USB Portable Slim Monitor with Case

Best Community Impact

Each member of the winning team will win a Nintendo Switch

Best Newbie Hack

Each member of the winning team will win a CanaKit: Pi 3 Model B+ Starter Kit - 32 GB

At least half of the team members must be first time hackers.

Best Mulitmedia Hack

Each member of the winning team will win BeatsX - Black

Best "Brick" Hack

Each member of the winning team will win a Fire TV Cube

Best VR/AR Hack

Each member of the winning team will win an Oculus Go

Best Design

Each member of the winning team will win a one year subscription Adobe Creative Cloud (active students only)

Best UiPath Automation Hack

Build or add automation to your hack using UiPath! Each winning team member will receive a Limited Edition UiPath Branded Backpack and an opportunity to interview for a UiPath Internship in 2020 with high recommendation!

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Register a domain using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a Domain.com branded backpack.

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. Each winning team member will receive a Google Home Mini.

Best use of MongoDB Atlas

Create a hack using MongoDB Atlas to host a database in the cloud! Automate the provisioning and deployment process with ease, while focusing all your efforts on your hack. Projects built using MongoDB Atlas will be eligible to win an AirCharge Plus per team member.

Best Data Visualization

ACV Auctions Award:
Each member of the winning team will win a Jabra Elite 75t.

Data Mining to Help the Community

Datto Award:
Winning team will win a $400 Amazon gift card, distributed among the team.

Chaos Engineering Champion Award

Gremlin Award:
Awarded to the most reliable hackathon project that can withstand the Gremlin state, resource and network attacks. Winning team will win an Arduino Kit and 4 x 1-hour remote mentoring sessions with a Principal Engineer.

Best IoT Hack

Publicis Sapient Award:
Each member of the winning team will receive a 2GB Raspberry Pi 4 starter kit.

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 9, 2020 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

  • 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.

themes

  • AR/VR
  • Machine Learning/ AI
  • Social Good