Learn and build with us at Brown's annual hackathon!
Hack@Brown is all about learning. Spend a weekend with us and 400 other students to take a step out of your comfort zone. Make Hack@Brown your event by experimenting with a new platform, API, or that idea that’s always been in the back of your mind!
The Facebook prize will be judged on the best hack that "Gives people the power to build community and/or bring the world closer together"
Best First Time Hacker Prize
The majority of the team members must be first-time hackers in order to be eligible for this prize. The winners will receive premium portable charging packs and classic "leather" notebooks.
Most Innovative Hack
Instax Mini 9 cameras for the winning team (up to 4 people)!
Best Hardware Hack
Waterproof bluetooth speakers for each member of the winning team (up to 4)!
Must use actual hardware (i.e. something outside of a phone or laptop) to count as a hardware hack. Using Google Cardboard alone does NOT count.
Best Real World Application
Amazon Echo Dots for each member of the winning team (up to 4)!
Rough Draft Ventures - Most Entrepreneurial Hack
This prize goes to the team most likely to become future founders. We don’t expect you to start a company overnight--a Rough Draft will do!!
The winning team will get a chance to pitch to Rough Draft Ventures.
Best Google Cloud Platform Hack
Submissions must use at least one Google Cloud product or Firebase. We encourage you to check out App Engine, Cloud Storage, Datastore, and our machine learning APIs. The winning team will receive Google Home Minis (up to 4) and Google Chromecasts (up to 4)!
Google Cloud Platform Hack Runner-Up
pMD - Best User Experience
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Undergraduate or graduate students!
HCI Professor, Brown University
Industrial Design Professor, RISD
Associate Director, HCRI
Creativity, Execution, Impact
Judges will walk around during the expo and pick their favorite projects. Judges come from a variety of backgrounds — engineering, design, business, social impact, and more. Each team will be judged by at least two judges.