SD Hacks is an intercollegiate hackathon where student hackers from all over the world come together to create innovative solutions in 36 hours. We're hosting a dedicated hardware lab, maker space and a virtual reality lab, in addition to the many cloud APIs, prizes, and swag offered by our incredible sponsors.
Best Overall Hack.
Prizes include: Nintendo Switch, DJI Spark , Wireless Studio^3 Beats by Dre, Amazon Gift Card $300 Retail Value
2nd Best overall hack.
Prizes include: Intel Compute Stick, Amazon Echo Plus, PS4, Amazon $200 Gift Card
3rd Best overal hack.
Prizes include Amazon Card $100 Store Credit, Snapchat Spectacles, Fitbit Charge Charge 2, Apple TV 4K (32GB).
DoD Track Prize by SPAWAR
Each member of the winning team will receive an interview with SPAWAR as well as tours of their robotics and AR/VR facilities.
NAVAIR FRCSW Advanced Technology and Innovation Sponsor Prize
We have a behind the scenes of the Coronado Island Naval Air base, home of the F-18 and E2-C2 defense and communications aircraft. The prize will include a tour of production and repair facilities, face to faces with base leadership, and insight into up and coming innovations posed to transform the Navy's operations.
Northrop Challenge: Build Rome in a Day with an FPGA
- $500 gift card
- $300 gift card
- $100 gift card
Best use of DocuSign's eSignature API
Create a novel hack that involve preparing, signing, sending and managing the status of "digital envelopes".
1st place will receive:
- $2000 cash
- Internship/full-time interview
- VIP access to DocuSign Momentum Conference in San Francisco
- Pitch your winning project to SVP Engineering
- Will be featured on the Developer Center and will be showcased on DocuSign's social media platforms
2nd place will receive:
- $1000 cash
Best Neural Gaming Prize by PoNG
Create a sensor-enabled game or experience to make what is invisible in the everyday world around us visible for users to explore and understand.
One winning team will get an Amazon gift card and an opportunity to present their work at Fleet's Genius in the House series.
Best Enhancement That Helps Seniors Thrive Independently at Home
Develop an enhancement for a senior who has (pick one or multiple): a) sensory impairment (hearing loss and/or vision loss); and/or b) pain in their joints (limiting their grip strength and/or lower extremity mobility with increased risk of falls).
One winning projects gets:
- Amazon Gift Card
- Copy of the "You Only Old Once" book by Dr. Seuss
- Opportunity to present at the division of Geriatrics and Gerontology
Nanome Blockchain AR Collectibles Challenge
Create an ERC721 Ethereum contract to give ownership to collectible 3D objects of your choice.
One winning team will receive 2500 Matryx Tokens (MTX) + Media mentions
Best Use of Authorize.net
Use Authorize.Net’s payment solutions (API, SDK, etc.) in your project. Each winning team member will receive an L20 Gaming Headset.
Snap Kit Weekly Challenge
Use Snap Kit in your hack. One winning team will be selected to receive a pair of Spectacles by Snapchat.
Sponsored by Snapchat.
Best Chat Bot using Botkit & Cisco Webex Teams
Use the Botkit SDK (https://botkit.ai/) to develop a chat bot that runs on the Cisco Webex Teams platform. One winning team will be selected. Each member of the winning team will receive a power bank.
Sponsored by Cisco Webex Teams
Best use of Google Cloud Platform
Use Google Cloud Platform in your hack. Find a full list of GCP products & services at: https://cloud.google.com/products/. Each winning team member will receive a Google Home Mini, max 4 per team.
Sponsored by Google.
Best use of Algolia API
Use Algolia's search API in your project. Each winning team member will receive a Casio Calculator Watch.
Sponsored by Algolia.
Best Domain Registered with Domain.com
Register a domain using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit.
Sponsored by Domain.com
Best use of HERE.com
Use HERE.com's mapping API or SDK in your project. Each winning team member will receive hacker gear & swag from HERE.com.
Sponsored by HERE.com.
Best IoT Hack using a Qualcomm Device
Use a Qualcomm device, like the Dragonboard 410C, in your IoT project. Each winning team member will receive their own DragonBoard 410C.
Sponsored by Qualcomm.
Best use of Clarifai's API
Use Clarifai's image or video recognition API or SDK in your project. One winning team will be selected to receive hacker gear from Clarifai.
Sponsored by Clarifai
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Is the project and the problem complex? Does it tackle an important issue? Will the hack benefit the community?
How difficult was it to implement this project? How original was the idea?
How is the design and user experience of the project? Is it easy to understand and use? Wow-effect? Does it work?
How effective was their teamwork? Was there a clear direction? Did someone have a leadership role?