The annual hackathon at Kansas State University

Hack K-State is the third annual hackathon at Kansas State University!

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Prizes

$26,735 in prizes

1st Place

Nintendo Super NES Classic Edition (1 per team member)

2nd Place

Amazon Echo 2 ‑ 2nd Generation (1 per team member)

3rd Place

Amazon Fire TV Stick (1 per team member)
Tile Mate (1 per team member)

Wolfram - Top 10 Teams (10)

Top 10 Teams
Wolfram|One Personal Edition (1 per team member)
One Year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro (1 per team member)

ACM-W - Hacking Hurricanes

24000mAh Solar Powered Battery Bank (1 per team member)

E-Club - Best Hardware Hack

Soldering Kit (1 per team member)

GDC - Best Game

Logitech G230 Headset (1 per team member)
Gameboy Mug (1 per team member)

MDC - Best Mobile Hack

Dragon Touch Android Tablets (1 per team member)

SIGAI - AI For Good

Amazon Echo Dot - Second Generation (1 per team member)

Best Hack on a .TECH Domain

$200 Amazon Giftcards (1 per team member)

Best Decorated Card

Jetbrains Software Licenses

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

$250 Amazon Web Services Credit

Best IoT Hack

Requires the use of the DragonBoard 410c in your hack. 1 per team member.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Russ Feldhausen

Russ Feldhausen

Josh Weese

Josh Weese

Dwight Day

Dwight Day

Graham Leach-Krouse

Graham Leach-Krouse

Nathan Bean

Nathan Bean

Jorge Valenzuela

Jorge Valenzuela

Miriam Feldhausen

Miriam Feldhausen

Alex Lesperance

Alex Lesperance

Ryan Woodburn

Ryan Woodburn

Lauren Lynch

Lauren Lynch

Cody Baldwin

Cody Baldwin

Judging Criteria

  • Technology
    How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many different components? Did the technology involved make you go “Wow”?
  • Design
    Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface? For a website, this might be about how beautiful the CSS or graphics are. Is it easy to use or does it use a cool interface?
  • Completion
    Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
  • Learning
    Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before?