Join us for Virginia Tech's 10th annual hackathon! Live updates and information about the event on the day-of can be found on our live site or in our Discord
- The judging phase starts on Sunday, Nov 13th at 10:30 AM EST and ends at 12:30 PM EST. The Judging process will be in-person in a science fair style; you'll have 3 minutes to present your project to judges.
- If you have questions about how to submit to Devpost, drop a question in the Discord #submission-faq channel.
- Remember that you are only allowed to submit projects made during VTHacks X (and not at other events, multiple submission is grounds for disqualification).
Submission Rules FAQ:
Accept submission to multiple events? No Able to work on an old project? No Does every member on Devpost need to be registered for the hackathon? Yes Are hackers allowed to work on multiple teams (across 1 event or multiple)/submitting multiple projects? No Public repositories for our code required (GitHub, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.)? Yes What type of project is accepted? Code required or is a concept (Figma, Powerpoint) acceptable? Code required
$8,856 in prizes
VTHacks - First Place
Prize: 4 Nintendo Switches (One for each team member) + MLH Fellowship Fast Track Interview + MLH Winner Pins
VTHacks - Second Place
Prize: Beats Studio 3 (One for each team member) + MLH Fellowship Fast Track Interview + MLH Winner Pins
VTHacks - Third Place
Prize: JBL Flip 5 (One for each team member) + MLH Fellowship Fast Track Interview + MLH Winner Pins
Capgemini - Best ML Hack Using Carbon Footprint Data
The team will use carbon footprint data in their machine learning hack.
Prize: Oculus VR Headsets (One for each team member)
Peraton - Best Web Hack Using React
Prize: $100 Amazon gift card for each team member and tons of swag!
J.B Hunt - Best Hack Implementing a Mapping API
Prize: 3D printers for the whole team (Ender 3s) and summer internship offers with us for the whole team which could very likely lead to full time employment.
EY - Best Data Visualization Hack
Prize: Branded Backpack and a Portable WiFi & Bluetooth Speaker with Amazon Alexa (for each team member)
Cipher Tech - Best Digital Forensics Hack
Design the best application that pertains in some way to Digital Forensics.
Prize: $100 Amazon Gift Card and Swag Bag (Yeti Tumbler, Nike Hat, and more!)
VTHacks - Best UX/UI
Prize: 4 Drawing Tablets (One for each team member)
VTHacks - People's Choice
Prize: Logitech K380 (One for each team member)
VTHacks - First Hackathon
Prize: Uno Arduino Starter Kit (One for each team member)
VTHacks - Most Unique (Penguin)
Prize: 4 Bean Bag Chairs (One for each team member)
VTHacks - Most Polished (Glass)
Prize: 4 Apple AirTags (One for each team member)
VTHacks - Best Presentation
Prize: Echo Show 5 (One for each team member)
VTHacks - Almost Hack (Best Hack that Failed)
Prize: Govee Glide LED Wall Lights (One set for each team member)
[MLH] Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Register a .Tech domain name using Domain.com during the weekend for your chance to win a Domain.com branded backpack for you and each member of your team! Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. The more creative the domain the better!
[MLH] Most Creative Use of Twilio
Twilio allows you to incorporate mobile messaging, phone calls and a ton of other awesome communication features right into your hackathon project using a web service API. Are you building an e-commerce website and want to send text notifications or email confirmations once an order is completed? Or maybe you'd like to verify users based on their mobile numbers? Twilio makes all this possible and more. Build a hack that simplifies your life using any Twilio API for a chance to win a Twilio Swag Box & GameGo Console ! Get started with $50 in free credit.
[MLH] Best Accessibility Hack sponsored by Fidelity
At Fidelity, accessibility is viewed as a major key to the success of their business, which is why they are challenging you to come up with innovative ways to make tech more accessible! We want you to use your hacking skills to find and build solutions that put opportunities and resources within reach to all communities. The team with the best accessibility hack will win a Fidelity branded wireless charger for each team member!
[MLH] Best Use of CockroachDB
Build your hackathon project on CockroachDB's open source and indestructible SQL database. Utilize CockroachDB in your hack for a chance to win a 3D printing pen for you and each of your team members. What's more, if you submit a verified project and are a US resident, we'll be sending you a free CockroachDB T-shirt while supplies last!
[MLH] Best Blockchain Project Using Hedera
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
How challenging or impressive your project is from a software or hardware development perspective.
How novel, creative, or outside the box is your idea.
How likely is it that your project could warrant further development as a complete application which others would use.
UI and UX
How visually appealing the project is, how well the target audience was considered in development, and ease of use
How well the team explained their project, it's importance, how it was made, and their professionalism/creatitivty in speaking.