HackRice 9 in Rice University's Fall 2019 hackathon! Come design, build, and code while meeting sponsors, eating good food, and having fun! Check out everything you need to know at hack.rice.edu!

Hackathon Sponsors


$14,180 in prizes

General Prize: 1st Place

LG 4k Monitors

General Prize: 2nd Place

Oculus Go VR Headsets

General Prize: 3rd Place

JLB Bluetooth Speakers

First Timers Track (4)

Nintendo Switches

Data Science & ML Track (4)

Bose Speaker Sunglasses

Ethics Track (4)

Expensive Dinner with CS Staff -OR- $500 donation to charity of your choice

Design Track (4)

Polaroid Cameras

Chevron Challenge: Workload Scheduler (4)

Nintendo Switches

Two Sigma Challenge: Best DataSci Usage (4)

Prize TBA

JP Morgan Chase Challenge: Best Hack for Social Good (4)

Bose Wireless Headphones

Schlumberger Challenge: Best Usage of Machine Learning (12)

Raspberry Pi 4

Capital One Challenge: Best Financial Hack (4)

$250 Amazon Gift Cards

Facebook Challenge: Most Algorithmically Complex (4)

Oculus Go VR Headsets

Bill.com Challenge: Best Bill.com Integration (4)

Take home one of the tech devices you integrated Bill.com with!

ForeFlight Challenge: Best Flight Recommender (4)

$100 Apple Store Giftcards

Best use of Google Cloud

Google Home Minis for each team member.

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Domain.com branded backpack for each team member.

Best Automation Hack with UiPath

Build an automation hack using UiPath! Each winning team member will receive a UiPath/MLH Branded Backpack and DROCON Drone!

Best use of Transposit

Only 24 hours to create your project? No problem, Create an app and compose different APIs together with the world's first API composition platform, Transposit. Each winning team member will receive a $50 Amazon gift card.

MLH Best Automation Hack Using UI Path (4)

Winners will get UIPath and MLH co-branded backpacks and DROCON drones

MLH Best Use of Google Cloud (4)

Winners will get Google Home Minis

MLH Best Domain Registered with Domain.com (4)

Winners will get Domain.com backpacks

MLH Best Use of Transposit (4)

Winners will get $50 Amazon gift cards

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:




Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
    We are looking for technically advanced solutions to technically challenging problems that make use of hardware and API's.That being said, if you can solve a technically challenging problem with a simple solution, we will be very impressed!
  • Design & Polish
    We are looking for aesthetically pleasing projects with smooth and clear user experience.
  • Creativity
    We are looking for original ideas or new angles on existing ideas. For example, using an API in a unique way. We know API's work - we want to see if you can do something new and awesome with them!
  • Practicality & Usefulness
    We are looking for socially good projects that people would use. Additionally, we would like to emphasize that we will extensively check to make sure that your project doesn't only work on the cases you demo.

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