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November 7th-8th, 2020 - Online

The Event

Looking to inspire and challenge innovators, developers, creators, and entrepreneurs in New York's Tech Valley and beyond, HackRPI’s 7th annual 24-hour hackathon will help attendees develop their skills, explore new technologies, and turn their curiosities and visions into opportunities.


But wait, there's more!

  • Food - Don't worry, it's on us! The HackRPI team will provide the endless sustenance to fuel your ideas. Sadly we can't deliver food to everyone, but at least you can enjoy this virtual pizza! 🍕
  • Sponsors - You've got support! 💪 Professionals from the industry will be there with swag and mentorship. They're excited to see what you create.
  • Prizes - Oh yeah, we got 'em! Compete for awesome prizes, hand-picked by the HackRPI team and sponsors. 🏆
  • Hacks - Build an awesome project from scratch with the help of engineers and mentors. Build your resume and bring your idea to life! 🔨

This Year's Themes

Staying true to our mantra "why not change the world?", we're excited to introduce special tracks in Natural Disaster and Mitigation, Artificial Intelligence, and Accessibility in Education to tackle current problems in tech facing our world today.


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Natural Disaster and Mitigation
Create an idea that helps first responders and/or civilians tackle the problems around identification of disasters and mitigating risks to build a sustainable society. You can even explore the idea of creating a solution that helps to address health and well-being.

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Artificial Intelligence
Create a game-changing invention in the field of AI, including but not limited to speech recognition, decision-making, visual percep-tion, and translating languages. When it comes to innovations in AI, the sky’s the limit.

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Accessibility in Education
Create an idea that improves the way education is accessed in some way. Recognizing the moral obligation to build a more conducive and inclusive education system will, in turn, create an ecosystem of a well-educated, skilled workforce that can build and grow companies and contribute to a better tech future.

Schedule (EST)

Saturday (November 7)

9:00 am - 10:00 am Opening Ceremony
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Organizing teams
11:00 am
Hacking begins
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Live Tech Talk with Google Cloud
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Live Workshop with Google Cloud

Sunday (November 8)

09:00 am
Submissions opens
11:00 pm
Devpost Submissions Close
12:00 pm
Hacking Ends
01:00 pm - 02:30 pm
Judging and Showcase
02:30 pm - 04:00 pm
Closing Ceremony

Where?


Online through Discord! We'll be sending out the information to join the Discord to everyone who signs up in the near future!

Questions?


Q. What if I have no experience?

A. You're in luck! Hackathons are the perfect place to learn and develop your skills. Whatever you're trying to accomplish, there will be tons of support, from workshops to mentors, all there to help make your HackRPI experience awesome.


Q. How do teams work at hackathons?

A. Working together with a team up to 4 members is highly encouraged. Of course you can hack solo, but there will be time after registration to join a team or create one.


Q. How much does it cost to attend?

A. Nothing! Thank our sponsors for helping make this possible.


Q. Who's allowed to come?

A. Anyone who is interested is free to join!


Q. What can I win?

A. We strongly believe the goal of hackathons shouldn't be to win but to try out new technologies you haven't had the time to, or make connections with new people! However, yes, there will be awesome prizes. Check out past prizes here.


Q. Are there any rules and regulations?

A. Yes, we follow MLH's Code of Conduct which can be found here.


Previous HackRPIs

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Past Projects

2014 2015 2016 2017 2019

tldr code
tldr code
Don't waste time with syntax; unleash the code!
Find it here
OpenHand
OpenHand
Hardware-free motion motion controls!
Find it here
EventUs
EventUs
Web app to create events and link people with SMS messaging
Find it here
okiru
Okiru (Wake up)
An alarm clock web service that gives you a wake up call with some gusto
Find it here
Business QRD
BusinessQrd
Android app to quickly switch contact info using QR Codes
Find it here
Pandora's Key
Pandora's Key
Record all your phone activity
Find it here
Run or Fund
Run or Fund
Exercise your body and soul. And your wallet.
Find it here
Online 6502 IDE
Online 6502 IDE
A pretty and easy to use online IDE for 6502 Assembly programming.
Find it here
Scenic Music
ScenicMusic
The perfect music for the right situation
Find it here
Activity Buddy
Activity Buddy
Find the perfect exercise buddy!
Find it here
Air PnP
Airpnp
A crowd sourced bathroom app
Find it here
Club Hub
ClubHub
Tinder for music
Find it here
Alexa Black Jack
AlexaBlackJack
  • Best Use of AWS
  • Best Project with .tech Domain
Find it here
Tabber
Tabber
  • Best High School Hack
Find it here
Destino
Destino
  • Most Polished Hack
Find it here
Roadies
Roadies
  • Best Web Hack
Find it here
Central Parq
CentralParq
  • Best Data Science Hack
  • Most in the Public Interest
Find it here
emote.io
emote.io
  • Best Media Hack
Find it here
Mixology
Mixology
App that tells you what drinks you can make with ingredients you have
Find it here
Village
Village
2nd Place Overall
Find it here
Transcriber Bot
TranscriberBot
Ever needed to learn what a video's about, but don't have the time to watch it? You need TranscriberBot.
Find it here
Solving Minesweeper
Solving Minesweeper
Using algorithms to solve minesweeper
Find it here
Big Sister
Big Sister
A Text-Based adventure played entirely through the Amazon Echo
Find it here
HackRPI-F17
HackRPI-F17
A hardware-mobile/web game with chickens.
Find it here
Ad Sensible
AdSensible
  • 2nd Place Overall
  • Best Data Privacy Hack
  • Wolfram Alpha Award
Find it here
Hive Map
HiveMap
  • 3rd Place Overall
  • Best Education Hack
  • Wolfram Alpha Award
Find it here
Changing Tides
Changing Tides
  • Best User of TripAdvisor API
  • Wolfram Alpha Award
Find it here
Mercury
Mercury
  • Best Original Idea
  • Wolfram Alpha Award
Find it here
Big Brother
Big Brother
  • Wolfram Alpha Award
Find it here
Open Book
OpenBook
  • Wolfram Alpha Award
Find it here

Sponsors

IBM
Troy Web Consulting PUBG
Linode
WB Games New York
Global Foundries

Past Sponsors

IBM Clinton Global Initiative University Balsamiq Digital Ocean
Bloomberg Lutron Xilinx Major League Hacking
Global Foundries Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Linode Wolfram Language
Sticker Mule Troy Web Consulting Belkin
XYZ WB Games New York Mongo DB
Nuvalence Appatura Contrary

Contact Us

If you're interested in joining the HackRPI team or have any questions, please contact us at hackrpi@rpi.edu