From October 2-4, hackers from all over the world will come together for a 36 hour sprint to build, design, and develop the best and brightest ideas.
- Individuals must be over 18 years of age.
- Teams can be comprised of up to 4 members.
- Hacks must be created completely during SD Hacks by registered participants.
To be considered, hacks must be completely created during SD Hacks, and teams will need to present their hacks at the expo at the end of the hackathon.
$18,300 in prizes
Ultimate Hacker Kit:
- $150 in Amazon Gift Cards
- Dell Ultra HD 4k Monitor
- Das Keyboard 4 Ultimate
- Arduino Uno Ultimate Starter Kit
- Arduino Uno Ultimate Starter Kit + LCD Module
- Raspberry Pi 2 Complete Starter Kit
- Muse: The Brain Sensing Headband
- Leap Motion Controller
- Myo Gesture Control Armband
These were the top 5 projects at SD Hacks 2015. Each team was given the opportunity to present their hack to the final judging panel during the closing ceremony to compete for the grand prize.
Most Disruptive Hack by Qualcomm
The hack will be judged on how well it was presented, how much potential for impact to create a market or make a new one, and how complete it is.
Sphero Robot Ball 2.0 and $100 Amazon Gift Card per person, & bonus prize
Hack that Best Connects Us by Viasat (3)
ViaSat’s mission is to connect the world; our company-sponsored prize will be for those projects we think are best in line with our mission.
$600/$500/$400 per team for top 3 in this category
Most Entrepreneurially Promising Hack by Perkins Coie
Decided by Perkins Coie representatives.
$10K in free legal services in connection with the formation and organization of a new technology company
Best Cybersecurity Hack by iBoss
Decided by iBoss Cybersecurity representatives.
Mechanical keyboards to each member of winning team
Best Smart City Internet of Things hack by Leidos
Hack that uses the Internet of Things to enable a smarter, more efficient city.
Apple Watch for each member of team.
Best use of IBM Bluemix API
Decided by IBM reps.
GoPro for each member of the team.
Best use of Touch Tiles Hardware
Decided by Touch Tiles representatives.
Best Online Shopping Application by Slice
Will go to the team that develops the most interesting or useful application related to online shopping. We'll favor teams that use the Slice API, but this is not a requirement.
$1,000 worth of travel credit on United, Virgin, or another major US airline to be split among the members of the winning team.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
How difficult was it to produce the hack?
Does the hack serve a useful purpose? Will the hack be useful for its target audience?
Does the hack bring a fresh new idea to the hacking community? Is the hack unique and groundbreaking?
Is the hack intuitive to use and does it function well?
Does this hack just make you say "Wow!"?