Prizes

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Prizes

  • 1st Prize

    Best hack of HackCU Episode V

    Award:
    Oculus Go + Topo Design Klettersack / teammate

  • 2nd Prize

    2nd best hack of HackCU Episode V

    Award:
    Apple Airpods + Hydroflasks + Herschel backpack / teammate

  • 3rd Prize

    3rd best hack of HackCU Episode V

    Award:
    Fitbit Versa + Hammock + GitHub Backpack / teammate

  • Best Beginner Hack

    Your team is eligible if more than half of your team is a first-timer during HackCU V.

    Award:
    Echo Dot / teammate

  • Best Hardware Hack

    Best hack using hardware.

    Award:
    Arduino Kit / teammate

  • Best User Interface/Experience

    Design the ultimate experience for your project to with this prize.

    Award:
    Fujifilm Instax Camera + 10 films / teammate

  • Most RANDOM hack

    To the most random hack. Get crazy to win! (safety first please)

    Award:
    Surprise super-random prize (won't be announced until closing ceremony)

  • Best pitch/business idea

    Do you have a great idea? Prepare your pitch and work on your prototype during HackCU for a chance to enter CU’s accelerator program: CatalyzeCU

    Award:
    Fast pass interview to enter Catalyze

Sponsored prizes

  • Kids + Bikes = happier, more attentive students in the classroom

    It’s a pretty simple formula: kids + bikes = happier, more attentive students in the classroom, and for the past few years, The Specialized Foundation has been helping this happen. We’re dedicated to giving both schools and children the tools to achieve academic, health, and social success. However, we believe this benefit increases when taken beyond the school and into the home. The winner of this challenge will design a family based app or program that encourages kids to put down their phones & game consoles and throw a leg over their bike to experience the same wonders of the outdoors as we did. Your hack will be judged on its ability to extend the Riding For Focus program into the home, and extend it by adding elements not capable in a school setting. Make sure your solution gives parents the peace of mind that their kids (and their data) is safe.

    Award:
    Ambush Mountain Bike Helmet with ANGi sensor / teammate

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  • Coolest Hack with Twilio

    This prize goes out to the coolest hack with Twilio. Be it by combining various of our own APIs, use our APIs in ways we haven’t seen before or by solving a great problem with them. Your creativity sets all the limits in this one. Documentation: twilio.com/docs. Check out Twilio Quest to learn Twilio APIs in a fun and interactive way (plus there will be credit and t-shirt awards): twilio.com/quest

    Award:
    TBA

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  • Dish Device Tracker

    Track a device through beacons as it moves through a building. This means for example that you could track a cellphone in someone’s pocket and identify where they are or were in a building through using stationary beacons throughout the building. Questions? Contact us at the #dish - HackCU slack channel

    Award:
    AirTV Player | 4K Media Streamer | for each team member

  • Design, Build or Break Cyber Games for K-12 Education

    This challenge asks for your creative ideas in cybersecurity to K-12 students through the use of games. Topics may include encryption, authentication, code hacking, cyber risk, and network analysis and mapping - you are free to choose your own topic related to cybersecurity, as well as topics will be provided.

    Award:
    First Place – choice of: 1) Free trip to the Pentagon (DoD Headquarters) with the TCP Program with paid airfare, lodging, and custom tour for 3 days, 2 nights, or 2) Nintendo Switch Game Consoles. Second Place – choice of: 1) Circadence Project Ares Licenses, or 2) Google Home Minis - Smart Speakers with Google Assistant. Third Place: Tile Mate Item Trackers (2/person). All Participants: Pride and TCP SWAG.

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  • Twisted Hackers

    Use your creativity and our APIs to bring even more features to Twist. Integrate Twist with apps you think will enhance the product experience or be creative and build new features of your own. API: api.twist.com/api/v3/

    Award:
    One Google home mini + One Todoist lifetime account + $100 in Twist Unlimited credit for each team member

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  • Best use of Typeform APIs

    Use a Typeform in your hack, retrieve answers using webhooks or with the APIs create and modify forms on the fly. The most original hack using Typeform will be awarded. Come to the API 101 workshop. Contact Michael or Nicolas if you have any question :)

    Award:
    3 Makeymakey collector edition (1 per team member)

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  • MLH: Best Use of Snap Kit

    Use Snap Kit’s web or mobile SDK in your hack.

    Award:
    Each winning team member will receive a pair of Spectacles by Snapchat or another awesome prize.

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  • MLH: Best Use of Google Cloud Platform

    Use Google Cloud Platform in your hack. Find a full list of GCP products & services at: cloud.google.com/products/.

    Award:
    Each winning team member will receive a Google Home Mini, max 4 per team.

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  • MLH: Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

    Register a domain using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team.

    Award:
    Each winning team member will receive a Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit.

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  • MLH: Best IoT Hack using a Qualcomm Device

    Use a Qualcomm device, like the Dragonboard 410C, in your IoT project.

    Award:
    Each winning team member will receive their own DragonBoard 410C.

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