HackRice is Rice University's annual hackathon. We bring tinkerers together to collaborate on beautiful products. It brings together four hundred of the brightest minds to develop & showcase their creative and entrepreneurial talents. Attendees join a team (max of 5) to work on a project – typically some hardware or software – in an environment designed for creativity. Teams showcase their projects after 36 hours of hacking, with the opportunity to build their networks, win incredible prizes from world-class sponsors, and learn modern tools and systems.
HOW ARE YOU EVALUATED?
We are looking for technically advanced solutions to technically challenging problems that make use of hardware and APIs. 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. For example, using an API in a unique way. We know APIs work - we want to see if you can do something new and awesome with them!
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. Additionally, we would like to emphasize that we will extensively check to make sure that your project is one that people can use in the real world and doesn't only work on the cases you demo.