hackathon, university, collaboration
RedbirdHacks is Illinois State University's first hackathon for students across departments and majors to prototype, program, and pitch their ideas to corporate sponsors to cultivate innovation and collaboration.
$2,900 in prizes
Best Application Overall
By RedbirdHacks: 1 Dell Venue 8 Tablet per team member
Best Use of Pebble Watch
By MLH: 1 Pebble Steel per team member
Best Application That Assists or Improves Everyday Life For Those Who Are Differently Abled
By The Means Center for Entrepreneurial Studies / The Coleman Foundation: 1 Pebble Watch per team member
Best Consideration of User Privacy and General App Security
By Trustwave: $300 per team
Most Potentially Disruptive Hack
By Mirus Research: $300 per team
Best Use of a Rainbow-Unicorn-Ninja
By ISUSEC: $200 per team
Best Use of Node.js
By RedbirdHacks: $100 per team
Most Startup/Commercialization Potential*
By The Means Center for Entrepreneurial Studies: Finalist spot in ISU Startup Showcase (http://www.startupisu.com). Up to $50,000 prize package.
*Must include at least one Illinois State University student on your team.
“Anything but normal.” Hack
By TEDxNormal: A showcase at TEDxNormal in November 2015
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Students from any major regardless of programming experience may submit projects for judging. All code must be created during the time of the event (April 24-26).
Submissions can be made to showcase applications on the site. Judges will be walking around to judge your apps at your tables.
How to enter
Submit your hack before 9:00am on April 26, 2015.
Submissions will be judged based on how well they meet each prize category.