Hacklahoma is an annual 24-hour hackathon hosted by students at the University of Oklahoma. Our goal is to create a collaborative environment for students of all backgrounds, experience levels, and majors to express their creative and innovative visions.  We are excited to host our fourth-annual event virtually this year to offer hackers a fun and safe experience!

Check out our website for more information: https://2021.hacklahoma.org 
Register at https://register.hacklahoma.org

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Prizes

$4,760 in prizes

First Place: Apple iPad

Individual or team who places first, overall. Each team member will receive a 10.2-inch iPad (8th Generaton, 32GB).

Second Place: Nintendo Switch Lite

Individual or team who places second, overall. Each team member will receive a new Nintendo Switch Lite.

Third Place: 27-inch Curved Monitor

Individual or team who places third, overall. Each team member will receive a 27-inch curved monitor.

Best Beginner: Google Nest Mini and Mechanical Keyboard

Individual or team who wins the Best Beginner Hack category. Each team member will receive a Google Nest Mini and a mechanical keyboard.

Best Design: Holystone Drone

Individual or team who wins the Best Design Hack category. Each team member will receive a Holystone Drone.

Best Theme Hack: Blue Yeti Mic

Individual or team who wins the Best Theme Hack category. Hacks considered for this category will embrace our retro theme this year. Each team member will receive a Blue Yeti mic.

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com: PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger & Domain.com Backpack

Register a .tech, .space, or .online domain name using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger & Domain.com Backpack.

Best use of Google Cloud: Google Branded Parkland Academy Backpack

Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: g.co/cloud. Each winning team member will receive a Google Branded Parkland Academy Backpack.

Best Hardware Hack Sponsored by Digi-Key: Grove Beginner Kits (2)

Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with Arduino Uno R3 included. We select two winning teams for this category. Each winning team member will receive a prize!

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Prizes limited to residents of the United States only with the EXCEPTION of MLH and echoAR prizes which are open to all participants

Best use of echoAR

Use echoAR's cloud platform for augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) to build your project. The winning team will receive a $50 amazon gift card and each member will receive 3-month free Business Tier access with the project featured on their "Inspiration" page.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Not sure if you're eligible? Here's how to tell:

  1. You can work individually or in teams of up to 4 people.
  2. You must be a current student or have graduated within the last academic year.
  3. Any field of study/background is welcome!

Requirements

All projects and source code must be submitted to Devpost by 12:00pm CST on Sunday, February 7th, 2021.  We also highly encourage hackers to submit a video/presentation demonstrating their projects for judges to review.

Judges

To Be Announced

To Be Announced

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity/Individuality
    How is your project unique to you? How does it stand out from other projects that are at Hacklahoma, or already out in the world?
  • Technical Difficulty
    Does it seem feasible that the project was able to be completed in 24 hours? Does the project seem like it was too difficult, too simple?
  • Learning
    Did you push yourself or minimize your skills and effort? Did you overcome any challenges or did you do it with your eyes closed? The risks you took play a big role here.
  • Presentation
    Did you submit a presentation or explanation that clearly demonstrates your project, its features, and how well you meet the above criteria?
  • Code Submission
    Did you submit your source code?
  • Overall Execution
    Overall, how does your project compare to the other projects given the above criteria?

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