Join HopHacks for 36 hours of coding, hardware hacking, free food and swag!

HopHacks is a student-run, 36 hour Hackathon. This event brings engineers, designers and entreprenuers together to explore new ideas, compete for prizes and create amazing applications. It allows skilled students to showcase their hard work and knowledge. The great applications students build in the 36 hours are supposed to be a starting point for world changing ideas.

Inidividuals and teams of up to 4 people can work on whatever they like for the 36 hours and then present there project on Sunday morning. All of the prizes, including sponsored prizes, will be judged and announced at the presentation.

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Prizes

$1,965 in prizes

1st Place Overall

Awarded to the team with the highest overall score from the judges

2nd Place Overall

Awarded to the team with the second highest overall score from the judges

3rd Place Overall

Awarded to the team with the third highest overall score from the judges

Judges' Honorable Mention

Awarded to the Judges' choice for Honorable Mention

Best Use of the Bloomberg API (2)

The team that has the best use of the the Bloomberg API, as judged by Bloomberg employees, will receive a GoPro camera

Booz Allen Hamilton Reverse Engineering - 1st Place

Awarded to the team with the best use of reverse engineering hardware or software to interface with a device/sensor. The winning team will receive $100 in Amazon gift cards.

Booz Allen Hamilton Reverse Engineering - 2nd Place

Awarded to the team with the second best use of reverse engineering hardware or software to interface with a device/sensor. The winning team will receive $50 in Amazon gift cards.

Booz Allen Hamilton Reverse Engineering - 3rd Place

Awarded to the team with the third best use of reverse engineering hardware or software to interface with a device/sensor. The winning team will receive $25 in Amazon gift cards.

Best Use of IBM Bluemix and Watson

Awarded by IBM to the team with the best use of Bluemix and Watson. The winning team will get a meeting with a Watson Specialist.

Best Use of the Dropbox API

Awarded to the team with the best use of the Dropbox API. The winning team will receive 100GB of Dropbox space.

Imprivata 1st Place

The Imprivata sponsored prize will go to the top medical-related hack. The hack will be evaluated based on difficulty, creativity, and execution. The winning team will receive two sets of Bose in-ear headphones and one $100 Amazon gift card.

Imprivata 2nd Place

The Imprivata sponsored prize will go to the top medical-related hack. The hack will be evaluated based on difficulty, creativity, and execution. The winning team will receive one $100 Amazon gift card.

Best Myo Hack

Awarded by MLH for the best use of the Myo. Each member of the winning team will receive a Myo.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Any university student, regardless of university, may participate. Graduate and undergraduate students from all departments and divisions are welcome. 

You must register online and receive email confirmation before attending. Please be prepared to show your University ID upon check-in.

Requirements

At the end of the hackathon, your team can submit a project on ChallengePost. Your project will then be judged during your 2 minute presentation during our scheduled presentation time.

How to enter

Register at hophacks.com to sign up. We are currently in a waitlist situation but we still encourage you to sign up and we'll notify you if a space opens up.

We're working on providing transportation from New York City, Philadelphia and the MD/DC area and more info will go out about that once you've registered.

Judges

David Troy

David Troy
410Labs

Peter Froehlich

Peter Froehlich
JHU Computer Science Professor

Andreas Andreou

Andreas Andreou
JHU Electrical & Computer Engineering Professor

Mike Cohen

Mike Cohen
JH Medicine Technology Innovation Center

Jason Hardebeck

Jason Hardebeck
DreamIt Ventures

Judging Criteria

  • Polish
    Judges will rate how polished your product and code looks, so make sure you submit the neat stuff!
  • Usefulness
    Judges will rate how well your product fills its intended need.
  • Creativity
    Judge will rate how unique and innovative your idea is.
  • Technical Difficulty
    Judges will rate how advanced your design and execution is, so don't be modest!