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
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.