Learn, Create, and Share your hacks at ShellHacks 2018!

Learn about new technologies, create innovative projects, and share your work with the community!

ShellHacks is a 36-hour hackathon at Florida International University (FIU), taking place the weekend of Friday, September 14th to Sunday, September 16th.

Our mission is to provide students with the opportunity to learn about new technologies, create innovative projects, and share their work with the community!

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Prizes

First Place

The ultimate Hackerman

Second Place

Third Place (2)

TBD

Microsoft Azure Challenge

The best use of Microsoft public APIs - come to our Azure workshop to learn more! Each member of the winning team will receive a Harmon Kardon Invoke speaker w/ Cortana

Wix.com Challenge

Use WixCode to create a website of your choice. Each member of the winning team will receive an iPad Pro.

Google Cloud Challenge

Using the Google Cloud Vision API (cloud.google.com/vision) create a resource that would be useful for residents of a multilingual and multicultural city like Miami. Each member of the winning team will receive a Google Home mini.

Cisco Security Challenge

Create a hack that implements data protection and privacy. Each member of the winning team will receive a set of Yubikeys.

GE Digital Web Optimization Challenge

Integrate optimizations and performance-increasing best practice into your application. Each member of the winning team will receive a Raspberry NES kit.

JP Morgan Chase - Best Hack for STEM Education

Develop a web-based game that helps introduce students to computer science. The game must be something that can be experienced by a group of students working together and must have a competitive element for them to compete in real time against other teams. Each member of the winning team will receive a pair of Bose headphones.

Oath Communication Challenge

Whichever hack best implements user communication

World Fuel Services RPA Challenge

Robotic Process Automation Challenge. Create a hack that implements robotic process automation. Each member of the winning team will receive a $100 VISA gift card.

AutoNation Challenge

Creating a Car Recognition App - develop a mobile-friendly or responsive solution for consumers to identify and/or lookup information on a vehicle in a convenient and innovative way. We’re interested to see use of responsive code, machine vision and/or learning. AutoNation will make sample vehicle inventory data available for use in the solution that includes make, model, color, inventory location and quantity at a minimum. Each member of the winning team will receive a Robot Car Kit.

Akamai Security Challenge

Computer Security - We value system safety and secure engineering. Best application pertaining to information security or with thorough application security. Each member of the winning team will receive one drone.

Matrix Creator Challenge

Most Creative use of the MATRIX Creator Hardware Kit. Let your imagination run wild! Use the MATRIX Creator Hardware Kit to control a Unity game, make a cookie ordering voice assistant, or anything else you can think of. If you have any questions we'll be onsite to give a helping hand. Each member of the winning team will receive a MATRIX Creator!

Sketch Design Challenge

The project that has the best user interface / user experience design. Each member gets a Sketch license.

Women in Computer Science: Level Up Challenge

Build a project that addresses diversity and the issue of low number of women in computer science. Each member gets a Nintendo NES Classic.

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit for each team member

Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device

410C Dragonboard for each team member

Best use of Authorize.net

LS20 Gaming Headsets for each team member

MLH Google Cloud Platform

Best Newbie Hack

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

If you're a current college/university student or a recent graduate (up to 1 year), you're more than welcome to attend! The event is open to students of all academic backgrounds and skill levels, so whether you’re an aspiring artist or an expert engineer, there’s a place for you at ShellHacks.

Judges

ShellHacks Organizing Team

ShellHacks Organizing Team
ShellHacks

Judging Criteria

  • Design
  • Creativity
  • Technology