HackRice 7.5

March 2 - 3, 2018
Rice Liu Idea Lab
Rice University


what to do, and when

friday, march 2
event time location
Check-in 4 - 6 pm Outside Lilie
WalkIn Registration 6 - 7 pm Outside Lilie
Opening Ceremonies 7 pm - 7 :15 pm Lilie
Hacking Begins 7 : 15 pm everywhere!
Workshop 1 : Web Development 8 pm - 9 pm Lilie
Workshop 2 : Data Science 9 pm - 10 pm Lilie
Late Night Food Arrival 11 pm Lilie

saturday, march 3
event time location
Breakfast Arrival 8 am Lilie
Lunch Arrival 12 pm Lilie
Dinner Arrival 5 pm Lilie
Hacking Ends 7 : 15 pm Lilie
Judging 7 : 15 pm - 8 : 30 pm Lilie
Final Presentations & Judging Cer
8 : 30 pm - 9 pm Lilie


a guiding light

  First-Timers Track

If you’re a first-timer, HackRice is the perfect Hackathon for you! This year, we’ll be presenting a special “First-Time Hacker Only” prize for first-time individuals, or teams totally comprised of first-timers. Don't know what to do? No problem. We'll help you make a slackbot that can do anything that you want it to do. From there, the possibilities are endless!

Click Here For The Slackbot Starter Pack!

  Data Science Track

Never done anything with data science before? No problem. This year, we're introducing a new take on the data science track where we guide you through a data science problem and a known solution. After that, it's up to you as to what you want to do with it, or if you want to improve it!

Click Here For The Data Science Starter Pack

Judging Criteria

what we're looking for

Technical Difficulty

We are looking for technically advanced solutions to technically challenging problems that make use of hardware and API's. That being said, if you can solve a technically challenging problem with a simple solution, we will be very impressed!


We are looking for original ideas or new angles on existing ideas.

Design & Polish

We are looking for aesthetically pleasing projects with smooth and clear user experience.

Practicality & Usefulness

We are looking for socially good projects that people would use.

Essential Info

event at a glance


24 Hours
150 Hackers
4 Hackers Per Team
Top-notch mentors, workshops, and prizes


Event page


Hackathon page


Rice Liu Idea Lab
Houston, Texas 77005

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