Welcome to VandyHacks V - Vanderbilt University's annual collegiate hackathon! We welcome hackers of all skill levels and backgrounds to attend our event. Our official hacker guide can be found at hackerguide.vandyhacks.org.
- Participants must be enrolled in a college, university, or trade school (or have graduated within the past six months) and possess a student ID.
- Participants must be at least 18 years of age.
- Team sizes are capped at 4 participants.
- Participants should be excited for a fun-filled weekend!
You have a project, mock up, slide deck, demo, anything! We want to see your hard work. We are hosting a How to Demo workshop at 9am before the expo teaching you how to present your project to judges and other hackers.
$16,560 in prizes
DJI Spark Drones. Awarded to the best project all around.
GoPro Hero7. Awarded to the second best project all around.
JBL Flip 4 Speaker. Awarded to the best hack utilizing a tool or tech taught in a workshop. Winners must have attended the corresponding workshop.
Zero to Hero
Amazon Echoes. Awarded to the best hack from a team with minimal to no prior experience.
Code for Good
Nimble Portable Chargers + $30 to a charity of your choice. Awarded to the best hack dedicated to social good.
1More Earphones. Awarded to the best musical project.
Best Use of MicroStrategy, Courtesy of MicroStrategy
Nintendo Switch and Swag backpack with a notebook, t-shirt, and tumbler. Awarded to the best project utilizing the MicroStrategy API.
Best Combined Use of Public and Tractor Supply Data from an Analytics Perspective, Courtesy of Tractor Supply Co
Samsung 2 in 1 Chromebook Tablet with pen. Awarded to the best project analyzing public and Tractor Supply data.
Best Geospatial Application, courtesy of L3 ForceX
Backpack, blanket, $50 gift card, water bottle, and guaranteed interview.
Most Fun Hack, Courtesy of The Home Depot
32 GB Apple TVs. Awarded to the most fun hack.
Social Determinants of Health, Courtesy of Centene
Echo Spots awarded to each winning team member.
Best Use of the Eventbrite API, Courtesy of Eventbrite
Samsung Galaxy Tab A plus Eventbrite backpacks, jackets, hats, and other swag. Awarded to the best project utilizing Eventbrite API.
Life is Stressful Enough, Shopping Shouldn’t Have To Be, Courtesy of Dollar General
Airpods and Bose QC35s. Awarded to the best hack that reimagines and simplifies how the shopper gets the most value from Dollar General's digital and in-store offers. This includes simple/fast account creation (digital coupons) that is secure/safe, easy and fast identification of what coupons exist for what they need, and improved awareness of additional deals that may have been perceived as unaffordable with limited dollars.
BOS Built for Business Award, Courtesy of BOS
Sony Wireless Headphones (WH-CH400). Awarded to the team that hacks the best product that best represents a startup-ready, scalable business idea.
Red Ventures’ Choice
Apple TVs from Red Ventures for their favorite hack of the weekend.
Best Financial Hack, Courtesy of Capital One
$250 Amazon Gift Card awarded to each team member.
Most Business Viable Hack, Courtesy of Contrary Capital
Each winning team member gets Office Hours with a Contrary Capital managing partner.
Best Use of Algolia
Casio Calculator Watched awarded to each team member.
Best IoT Hack Usinig A Qualcom Device
DragonBoard 410Cs awarded to each team member.
Best Use of Authorize.Net
LS20 Gaming Headsets awarded to each team member.
Best Use of Google Cloud Platform
Google Home Minis awarded to each team member.
Best Domain Registered with Domain.com
Raspberry Pis awarded to each team member.
Best Use of HERE.com
Hacker gear from HERE.com awarded to each team member.
Best Use of the Cisco Webex Teams API
Power Banks awarded to each team member.
Best Social Good Hack
$50 gift cards awarded to each team member.
Best Use of Clarifai's API
Hacker gear from Clarifai awarded to each team member.
Snap Kit Weekly Challenge
Spectacles by Snapchat awarded to each team member.
[Weekly Challenge] Best Social Good Hack from Fidelity
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Product Manager, Microstrategy
Director of DIVE and Making, Vanderbilt University
Senior Architect, Fulcrum GT