The first collegiate hackathon to call the rockin' city of Nashville, Tennessee home.

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

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  • 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.


Scott Rigney

Scott Rigney
Product Manager, Microstrategy

Kevin Galloway

Kevin Galloway
Director of DIVE and Making, Vanderbilt University

Zack Martin

Zack Martin
Senior Architect, Fulcrum GT

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
  • Efficacy
  • Technical Difficulty
  • Presentation