HackFSU 5: Dare to be bold

5 Years Strong. A PLACE TO CREATE

At hackathons, you have the ability to build on any idea you can come up with. Web design, frontend/backend development, iOS and Android apps, hardware hacks, and server management are just a few of the possibilities!

AN OPPORTUNITY FOR EXPERIENCE

Workshops, tech talks, and access to mentors allows both beginning and experienced students to learn new technologies. Head over to our sponsor tables and find out about potential internship and career opportunities!

A CHANCE TO COLLABORATE

Working alongside equally passionate people allows you to become encouraged to keep building and learning. You’ll be amazed what you can accomplish as a team.

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Prizes

$6,550 in prizes

1st Place

Choose from a prize pool of Nintendo Switches, Google Homes, and a mystery item, plus $500 DigitalOcean credit to each hacker.

2nd Place

Choose from a prize pool of Nintendo Switches, Google Homes, and a mystery item, plus $250 DigitalOcean credit to each hacker.

3rd Place

Choose from a prize pool of Nintendo Switches, Google Homes, and a mystery item, plus $125 DigitalOcean credit to each hacker.

Best Newbie Team

If you're a team of first time hackers, you qualify for this prize!

Best Veteran Team

Sponsored by First Commerce Credit Union

Best Hardware Hack

Most Ridiculous Hack

Domi Station Prize

For the hack which best utilizes tech to address and/or highlight a Diversity and Inclusion facing society: Google Chromecasts

State Farm Prize

Raspberry Pi 3's

Department of Scientific Computing Prize

Indoor Drones

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

$250 AWS Credit

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essentials Kit

Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device

DragonBoard 410C for each team member

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

HackFSU Judging Team

HackFSU Judging Team

Judging Criteria

  • Presentation
    Overall design and presentation of the final product. Expo performance and style both fall into this category.
  • Technical Difficulty
    How challenging is the product on a technical level?
  • Creativity
    How original is the product? Did the team go out of their way to make their project unique?
  • Effort
    Did this team go above and beyond? If there was an opportunity to expand on the project did the team take it?
  • Completeness
    How finished is the product? Is there a complete and functioning demo?