Build, Learn, Share > Repeat!

HackWITus aims to bring together students of all backgrounds and provide an unparalleled opportunity to learn beyond the classroom. We want to encourage self-growth by having our attendees experience collaborating with other students solving complex problems, connecting with industry professionals, and developing crucial skills first hand.

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Eligibility

All college students and people who have graduated within the last year are permitted to attend and compete unless given specific permission stating otherwise. All attendees must be over the age of 18. Eligible people must attend the event in person and cannot participate remotely by any means.

Requirements

Hackers should provide links to their projects, detail what they created, why they created, what technology they used, any challenges they faced, and what they learned. Images/videos of their projects are encouraged.

Judges

Shawn Toubeau

Shawn Toubeau
Lead Organizer

Mike Upton

Mike Upton
Head of Technology

Charlie Magnarelli

Charlie Magnarelli
Head of Logistics

Luke Heafield

Luke Heafield
Organizer

Wyatt Phillips

Wyatt Phillips
Organizer

Nova Trauben

Nova Trauben
Organizer

Nate Robinson

Nate Robinson
Organizer

Memo Ergezer

Memo Ergezer
Professor

Ashley Packard

Ashley Packard
Senior Software Developer / Validity

Pat Newell

Pat Newell
Software Guru / Validity

Matt Newell

Matt Newell
Software Guru in Training / Validity

Nancy Ngaou

Nancy Ngaou
Head of HR / Validity

Judging Criteria

  • Best Use of Software
    Prize: Logitech K840 Mechanical Keyboards Criteria: The team demonstrates the usage of software tools and technology in their projects.
  • Best Use of Hardware
    Prize: Raspberry Pi Zero W kits Criteria: The team demonstrates usage of hardware components in their project like microcontrollers, 3D printed parts, or anything with physical interactivity.
  • Best Design
    Prize: 1-year Licenses for Sketch (Note: Sketch is only available for MacOs) Criteria: The team demonstrates a visually appealing project with good user interfaces and good user experiences (UI/UX).
  • Best Beginner
    Prize: Echo Dots (3rd Gen) Criteria: Best attempt at a first time hack.
  • Best Particle Hack
    Prize: Particle Kits Criteria: Best use of Particle IoT equipment.
  • Most Entertaining Hack
    Prize: Google Cardboard Criteria: The most humorous idea! It can be funny, inspiring, or anything at all!
  • Best Community Hack
    Prize: 2 Tile Mate and 2 Tile Slim The project demonstrates a way to help the user's community in any fashion.