Connect, collaborate, and create with 700 of the brightest developers, engineers, and designers. Whether you’re a seasoned hacker or a tech newbie, Knight Hacks welcomes you. Just bring an open mind and an insatiable desire to learn, and we’ll take care of the rest. Create a product, learn new skills, and have fun with friends old and new - all in 36 hours. This year, Knight Hacks will be hosting our first-ever virtual hackathon! Register today by visiting www.knighthacks.org
Undergraduate and graduate students from any college or university anywhere in the world are eligible to apply to Knight Hacks, as well as those who have graduated in the past 12 months. Unfortunately, Knight Hacks 2020 cannot admit high school students or students under 18 years of age.
$5,409 in prizes
Xbox Series S
Ryze Tech Tello Drone
Best AR/VR Hack
A Google Home Hub for each team member!
Best Hardware Hack
An Adafruit LED 64x64 RGB LED Matrix for each team member
A **Wacom CTL4100 Intuos Graphics Drawing Tablet** for each team member
Most Ridiculous Hack
Best Beginner Hack
A **Canakit Raspberry Pi 4 Starter Kit** for each team member
**Eligibility:** A project built by a team where at least 75% of team members are first-time hackathon attendees
Best use of AI for Good in Environmentalism from AI@UCF
One **NVIDIA Jetson Nano Developer Kit** per team member
One **Tronco Glass Tumbler with Silicone Sleeve and Bamboo Lid** per team member in the team's choice of color
Here are some repos with tutorials and datasets for inspiration:
Best Hardware Hack from MLH & Digi-key
Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with Arduino Uno R3 included. 1 prize for each winning team member with 2 winning teams per event!
Best Domain Registered with Domain.com from MLH & Domain.com
Domain.com provides all the domain services you need from registration to hosting to SSL certificates and beyond. Each hacker will receive a FREE domain name and year of domain privacy from Domain.com for their project this weekend!
Technology as a Force for Good from PWC
We believe that technology, when used responsibly, can be a force for good. We challenge you to live out our purpose and hack for the future by developing a prototype that addresses one of these major societal challenges:
1. Upskilling today’s workforce to give them the skills necessary to contribute in tomorrow’s digital economy
2. Resource or income inequality
3. Access to healthcare
You may use any technology but we encourage teams to consider both the technical design and user experience of your prototype.
Prizes: Each member of the winning team will receive a $50.00 gift card to Amazon
COVID-19 Hackathon Fund from Google Cloud
Supporting hackathon projects solving for challenges related to COVID-19
Selected programs will receive an exclusive invitation to apply for up to $5000 in Google Cloud Credits and guidance from Google Developers.
Best Financial Hack from Capital One
The winning team will receive $150 Amazon gift card for each team member
You're welcome to use Capital One's API at reimaginebanking.com
Best Use of Google Cloud from Google Cloud
Use any Google Cloud product (Firebase counts!) to qualify.
**First Place - Each member of the team receives:**
- Patagonia Backpack
- Acrylic Trophy
- Water Bottle
**Second Place Team - Each member of the team receives:**
- Google Nest Mini
All But War Is Simulation Challenge from U.S. Army PEO STRI & NSIN
- Using any open source game engine platform, develop a game that simulates a military Tactic, Technique, or Procedure (TTP) of your choice. Design and implement terrain models and AI agents to interact with players using realistic behaviors.
- Judging will be based on doctrinal accuracy and training realism!
- Prize: TBD
Best Hack for Tech Education by Facebook
Build an interactive platform that teaches students technical problem solving skills
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many different components? Did the technology involved make you go "Wow"?
Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface? For a website, this might be about how beautiful the CSS or graphics are. For a hardware project, it might be more about how good the human-computer interaction is.
Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
Did the team try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before? If a team which always does virtual reality projects decides to switch up and try doing a mobile app instead, that exploration should be rewarded.