Like to write programs? Dig into interesting datasets? Design creative works? Or maybe you’ve never written a line of code? We will provide the space and the resources for you to express your creativity, ingenuity, and determination to create anything you want to. Whether you’re building your first website, dabbling in Photoshop, or hacking with an Oculus Rift, HackCU is for you. HackCU is for people of all backgrounds and experiences. So, come and join us!
Any student, 18 or older, is welcome to apply!
$32,987 in prizes
Beats Solo Wireless
Backpack filled with swag and goodies (WD 1TB Hard Drive, Anker portable charger, Anker Soundcore 2, GitHub promo codes, stickers and more!)
GitHub Coupons for all team members
GitHub Coupons for all members
Hue Color Starter Kit
Amazon Echo 2
Insignia WiFi Smart Plugs
Best Beginner Hack
Most Devpost Likes
Amazon Fire TV Stick
Neo dApp Challenge
Competition on who can make the best and most innovative NEO Dapp. All documentation and support will be provided by two NEO lead developers.
Prize: 500 $GAS
FREEWAVE IoT App Challenge (3)
Create an application to process remote sensor data from a hypothetical edge environment.
The team that demonstrates the best use of Freewave Technologies Programmable Platform and develops a working application, wins. The members of the winning team receive $200 worth VISA cards each. The runner-up team will receive Raspberry Pi's and Raspberry Pi kits
utonomous systems, like drones, self-driving cars, and submersibles, are taking on new importance every day, and we want to see your ideas for the future. Build the best hack involving an unmanned system - land, sea, or air. Build the best hack involving an unmanned system - land, sea, or air - and win $500 in Amazon gift cards for your team.
Oppenheimer Funds/Beacon.io Business Challenge (2)
Sentiment Analysis Challenge - Students should find correlations between societal/emotional trends and financial trends.
The Oppenheimer team will provide a paper detailing more specific requirements about the Catastrophe Bond challenge.
Winning teams will get priority admission to Leeds Wall Street and $100 scholarships
Alteryx Data Challenge (3)
What's the attendance of a specific event? Hackers will be given an unexplained data set and will need to get through a series of different challenges, in Alteryx, to determine a specific event that they will need to tell us the attendance of.
Prizes: 1st Place: AppleTV, 2nd Place: Echo Dot, 3rd Place: $50 Amazon Card, All: Interview with Alteryx
Twitter - Best use of Public API
Best hack that uses Twitter's Public API. Prize: Special Twitter Swag
Dish Network - GPS Sticker Labels
Tracking assets with sticker labels enabling GPS and connectivity through wireless now, and develop the project further to use NB-IOT. Winners get a certificate for free Sling TV. Winners also get to present their idea to the executives at Dish Network. More information at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1B0tcA-IBeJx39dPutMmz1wkgIL68OVDn/view
Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS
$250 AWS Credit
Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essentials Kit
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
How to enter
Apply at my.hackcu.org!
Leeds School of Business
Leeds School of Business Burridge Center for Finance
Entrepreneurship for Engineering
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