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Channel your crazy ideas to reality, regardless of whether you are a first-time coder or have 20 years of Android development experience. TAMUhack is the place to think, try, break and create. Hang out with us this one weekend in the heart of Aggieland or virtually to find out the limits of your creativity. All types of projects are welcome, and we'll be providing support for anything you want to build!


Teams should be a maximum of 4 hackers. 

If your team is participating virtually then you must submit a youtube link of your project demo of max 3 minutes. 

If your team has a combination of in-person and virtual hackers then you have the option to demo either in-person or submit a video. 

You can only submit a project that is built during this time period. Additionally, you cannot submit this project to any other hackathon. 

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$27,356 in prizes

First Overall

First place overall prize.

Prize: iPad (Latest Generation)

Second Place

Second place overall prize.

Prize: Airpods Pro or Beats Pro

Third Place

Third place overall prize.

Prize: Creality Ender 3 3D Printer

Best Beginner Hack

Congratulations for competing in your first hackathon! Best hacks created by first-time hackers at TAMUhack (team must have at least 2 first-timers to qualify)

Prize: 1080p 60" Wi-fi Projector

Best UI

In the world of hacking and engineering, a product must not only work well, but also provide the best user experience possible -- design and usability go a long way! best hack that demonstrates clear design and usability intentions.

Prize: Fujifilm Intax Mini 9

Best Hardware Hack

Best hack that involves hardware usage/integration.

Prize: Kechron K2 Mechanical Keyboard

American Airlines Challenge: Best Airline Hack (3)

• First Place: 75K AAdvantage Miles
• Second Place: 50K AAdvantage Miles
• Third Place: 25K AAdvantage Miles

Google Cloud Challenge: Best use of Google Cloud (2)

• First Place: Google Cloud branded backpack
• Second Place: Google Cloud Swag Box + Google Cloud credits + Google Cloud Skills Boost access

USAA Challenge: Best Remote Learning Hack (3)

• First Place: ASUS Portable Monitors
• Second Place: Solar Power Banks
• Third Place: Smart LED Lamps

Capital One Challenge: Best Financial Hack

Prize: $200 Amazon Gift Card

JP Morgan Challenge: Best Hack for Social Good

Prize: Airpod Pros

State Farm Challenge: (3)

State Farm sells more than auto insurance. State Farm offers customers Drive Safe and Save, a mobile application that tracks driving habits in order to reward safe driving practices.

Design a system that would allow State Farm to offer discounted home owners/renters insurance and/or life insurance based off of positive customer behavior.

• First Place: Oculus Quest 2
• Second Place: Power Beats Pro
• Third Place: Mechanical Keyboard

PIMCO Challenge: (3)

For 50 years, PIMCO has worked relentlessly to help millions of investors around the world pursue their financial goals while navigating market change. Our growing technology team plays a crucial role in that mission by building and improving applications that the firm uses to support our clients on the path to meeting their goals.

For this challenge, we'd like to see hacks that encourage good financial behavior and help to set individuals up for success in meeting their financial goals. Whether you choose to focus on saving, investing, building credit, financial literacy, or anything else you dream up, from our perspective, when you combine finance with technology, the sky's the limit.

• First Place: $80 Amazon Gift Card
• Second Place: $40 Amazon Gift Card

CBRE Challenge: Best Hack for NLP

Get everything you can from an invoice and to what category it belongs to. Invoices are in English and can be pdf or image. Approach to the problem, most times, matters more than the mere solution. The Discord channel would be open during the Hackathon for any queries.

Prize: $100 Visa Gift Card

Ford Challenge: Best Lifestyle Improvement Hack for Drivers powered by Ford

Ford is challenging you to change the way drivers experience the road. From safety, navigation, fuel emissions or comfort, build a hack that improves the way we travel. Whether your focus is on building features like hands free mirror adjustment or crafting more efficient trips by improving navigation, we're excited to see the types of innovative solutions you and your team come up with. As an added bonus, Ford is giving each winning team member a $100 credit to the Ford store, usable towards a huge collection of amazing swag including sweatshirts, backpacks, hats, stickers and so much more!

Prize: $100 credit to the Ford Store

Credera Challenge: Best use of Serverless Technology

Prize: Echo Dot

Office of Sustainability Challenge: Disaster Resilience Challenge (3)

Disasters in the Gulf Coast have impacted communities, often disproportionately. Develop an original innovative solution that tackles disasters for disenfranchised communities to manage their food, energy, and/or water challenges during and after disasters. Disasters may include (but not limited to) hurricanes, high winds, flooding, storm surge, winter extreme weather or others. Focus on the US Gulf Coast but could be applicable to anywhere in the world. Solutions with advanced data analytics, optimization (e.g. asset management, supply chain networks), and/or app development ideas will be given credits.

Prize: TAMU TEES Polo Shirt + Camelbak Water Bottle

**All participating teams will also have the opportunity to further develop and present their project ideas at a workshop in July as part of an NSF-funded project (led by Dr. Debalina Sengupta).**

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A Stupendous Judging Panel!

A Stupendous Judging Panel!

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    How unique and original is the hack?
  • Practicality
    How useful is the hack based on the problem they are trying to solve?
  • Technicality
    What type of technical challenges did the group face during the hack? How did they overcome these obstacles?
  • Presentation
    How was the visual design and interaction experience? Was the demo seamless? Did the group have good cohesion and explanation of their hack?
  • X-Factor
    Were you blown away by the hack?

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