Design. Create. Code.

RowdyHacks is a 24-hour competitive programming event at the University of Texas at San Antonio in which, teams of students work together to “hack” a website, app, or tool. Whether you have never written a line of code or you are a seasoned programmer, RowdyHacks is for YOU! Use RowdyHacks to your advantage to learn and gain valuable skills, increase your network, boost your resume and have fun. Come collaborate and code with us online this weekend! 

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Prizes

$11,166 in prizes

RowdyHacks General Track (2)

Grand Prize - PS4 Bundle (slim 1Tb, 3 games, controller) + 12 month PS plus

Runner Up - 3-D Printer: Creality3D Ender-3 3D Printer Economic Ender DIY KIT and Filament

RowdyHacks Cyber Track (2)

Grand Prize - Raspberry Pi Bundle + Status Audio Headphones

Runner Up - Hackerbox Best of IoT + 2 Factor Authentication

RowdyHacks Learners Track (2)

Grand Prize - Rocketbook Bundle + JBL Waterproof Portable Speaker

Runner Up - Mpow H5 Headphones + Portable Charging Bundle

RowdyHacks - Best Hardware Hack

Best use of Hardware.
Prize: PC Bundle (Keyboard, Mouse, Mouse Pad, Gaming Headset)

RowdyHacks - Best UI/UX Hack

Best use of User Interface and User Experience.
Prize: Nanoleaf Modular Light Panels

Best use of Google's Map API

Prize: Google Nest Wifi Router

Best Use of Twilio Challenge

The Best Use of Twilio prize is awarded to the team (or teams) who make the best use of the Twilio API--whether this be SendGrid email, SMS, voice, video, chat, Authy 2FA, Autopilot, or Functions, you just need to use one (or more) Twilio product. (See all Twilio products here: https://www.twilio.com/products).

We'll be judging all projects by reviewing your DevPost submissions. Your post there will be your opportunity to shine! To help you out, we wanted to provide more information and context around how we're going to be scoring the submissions.

On Devpost, describe your hack: what problem or goal does it tackle? Why did you choose to build it and dedicate your weekend to it? Is there a working demo? Can we text-in or call-in and see it in-action?

Make a video of your hack in action! Briefly explain the "why", and go straight into the demo--this is the most important part to us. Include a link to the GitHub repo as well! We like to see code.

MLH - Best UiPath Automation Hack

Limited Edition UiPath Branded Backpack

MLH - 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 Nest Mini.

MLH - 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.

MLH - 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.

Eligibility

  • Must be a student 18 years or older.
  • Team size is up to 4.
  • Must have applied and RSVP'd on www.rowdyhacks.io before March 23rd.

Requirements

RowdyHacks has three competition tracks: Learners, Cybersecurity, and General! Create and code anything you want :) 

Judges

Anna Arroyo

Anna Arroyo

Veronica Maddox

Veronica Maddox

Lauren Dill

Lauren Dill

Jada Ebong

Jada Ebong

Gage Nichols

Gage Nichols

Jessica Gomez

Jessica Gomez

Edwin Calderon

Edwin Calderon

Christopher de León

Christopher de León

Leon Yuan

Leon Yuan

Rosa Rivera

Trey D'Amico

Joseph Rocha

Amberlyn Rodriguez

Amberlyn Rodriguez

Mark Robinson

Mark Robinson

Soe Than

Neal Goyal

Neal Goyal

Shelbi Chandler

Shelbi Chandler
Google

Ryan Buckley

Ryan Buckley
Google

Guy Grebla

Guy Grebla
Google

Judging Criteria

  • UI/UX
  • Originality
  • Creativity
  • Technical Proficiency
  • Innovation
  • Growth
    How much you learned over the course of the weekend!

theme

  • Cybersecurity