9:30am - Check-in

11:00am - Opening ceremony

12:00pm - Hacking begins

12:30pm - Lunch

2:00pm - Workshops

3:30pm - Workshops

6:30pm - Dinner

7:30pm - Microsoft Fireside Chat

9:00pm - 1517 Fireside Chat

12:15am - Midnight snack

1:00am - Late night activity

7:30am - Breakfast

12:00pm - Hacking ends

12:00pm - Lunch

1:00pm - Judging begins

2:30pm - Final judging

3:00pm - Closing ceremony

5:00pm - Busses depart

Hackathon Sponsors


1st Place

Dell Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1's for each team member

2nd Place

Dell Venue 10 Tablets for each team member

3rd Place

Dell 22" Monitor for each team member


Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment. Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment. Win HackHarassment Swag Bag.

Watch Dogs® 2 Best Device Privacy Hack

Everything is part of the internet of things now - from your phone to your fitness band to your thermostat. Build a hack that utilizes private data being collected from your devices, and show how you can turn potential vulnerabilities into something constructive. Each winning team member will get the Watch Dogs® 2 game.

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

1 TB Hard Drives

Best Domain Name from Swag Bags

Most Likely to Change Behavior

At Square Root, we believe data should lead to action. We want to know how your project will actually change a user's behavior. The best example of how data can change behavior will win $500 towards Amazon Web Services (AWS) for their team. To learn more about Square Root and our philosophy around data + action visit our blog here:

Best use of Capital One’s API, Nessie

Nessie is Capital One’s Hackathon API that gives you access to a multitude of real public-facing data - such as ATM and bank branch locations - along with mock customer account data. Use HTTP requests to set up peer-to-peer transactions, simulate a weekly paycheck, or even schedule bills for customers! This is all structured in a way that resembles how we actually run things here at Capital One. You have the power of the bank at your fingertips – how will you reimagine banking?”
$250 Amazon Gift Cards for each member of the winning team.

Best Use of Data Visualization

We want to see what you can do with insights! Create a project using data visualization that leads to a meaningful call to action. Snowboard/longboard/or mountain bike for each member of the team.
Sponsored by Qualtrics

Best UX

Prize will be awarded to the project with the best overall user experience. 4 Fitbits will be awarded to the winning team!
Sponsored by Goldman Sachs

HBK That's So Money Prize of Awesomeness

Just impress us. $100 Amazon gift certificate for each member of the winning team.
Sponsored by HBK

Best Use of Microsoft Technology

Visit the Microsoft booth for more information! Build with one of our technologies. You can find more resources at and Prize: Surface Pro 4 i7; 1 team, max of 5
Sponsored by Microsoft

Best Open and Connected Hack

Facebook's mission is to make the world more Open and Connected. We will be awarding each member of the winning team who incorporates this idea best an Oculus DK2. In addition, Facebook will be flying out the winning team to their Global Hackathon (Expenses paid with additional information to come later).

Best Use of Statistics

Prize: drones for the team. Sponsored by Quantlab Financial

CDK Global's Evolution Award (3)

Change the car buying experience! The Evolution Award will be given to team(s) whose project(s) work to evolve the automotive retail experience.
Prizes – Mini drones! The number of awards and prizes will be determined by team size.

Keep Building - by 1517 (3)

Best hack that teams really need to keep building on post weekend. Sponsored by 1517

Best Use of API's through RapidAPI

Prize of drones! Sponsored by RapidAPI.

Keep Austin Weird

Prize: something weird. Sponsored by Jane Street.

Best Social Good Hack

Hack on any social good or civic topic that you're interested in or passionate about. If you don't have a specific idea, feel free to select one of the following social good challenges: Accessibility information or Inspiring STEM education. SPonsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

You must be confirmed to attend in order to pariticpate. Registration closed on September 30th and we are unfortuantely not taking late registrations.

Go to to view your registration status. Additional day of information can be found at


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