Dragon Hacks 2016. The best hardware-focused hackathon. Over $10,000 in prizes.

Dragon Hacks 2016 is the best 24 hour hardware-focused hackathon event hosted by Drexel University IEEE on Jan 16th - 17th 2016 in the Bossone Research Enterprise Auditorium. Dragon Hacks 2016 is bringing in the brightest minds of the world's best schools to spend 24 hours to create ground breaking new products from scratch!

We will have more than enough East coast exclusive food and caffeine to energize hungry and excited hackers. With over $10,000 in prizes this year, your sleepless efforts will be rewarded!

Hacking begins at 2 PM Saturday January 16th right after the 1 PM opening ceremony and ends at 2 PM Sunday January 17th. You must submit your project on Devpost. In order to be eligible for prizes, you also must participate on the Sunday judging.

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Eligibility

Dragon Hacks accepts registrations from all college students 18+ of age. 

If you applied to Dragon Hacks 2016, received an offer to attend and went on to confirm through RSVP that you will do so, you are eligible to attend Dragon Hacks 2016. Hackers can work alone, or in teams of two to five people. If you attended and hacked at Dragon Hacks 2016, then you are eligible to make a submission. 

Requirements

Develop your project at Dragon Hacks, submit project through Devpost, and participate in the Sunday January 17th pitching and judging. In order to be eligible for prizes, you must submit through Devpost and participate in judging on Sunday!

Judges

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Mike Swift
Major League Hacking

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Glenn Griffin
AmeriGas

Remko de Knikker

Remko de Knikker
IBM

Oliver D Rodriguez

Oliver D Rodriguez
IBM

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Stormy Mayersky
Linode

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Timothy Birbeck
Vanguard

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Mark Neuburger
PRA Healthsciences

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Christopher Peters
Drexel University ECE Teaching Professor

James Shackleford

James Shackleford
Drexel University ECE Department Assistant Professor

Jacky Liang

Jacky Liang
Dragon Hacks 2016 Organizer

Savannah Lee

Savannah Lee
Dragon Hacks 2016 Organizer

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Avichal Chum
Drexel University Masters Student

Bryan Wong

Bryan Wong
Industrial Designers

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Dan
Industrial Designers

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Ioannis Savidis
Drexel University Professor

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Marco
Drexel University PHD Student

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Christopher Connock
Kieran Timberlake

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Eric Eiseles
Kieran Timberlake

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Mike Lui
Drexel University PHD Student

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
    How difficult is it to create the hack
  • Practicality
    How useful is the hack in its intended real world situation.
  • Completion
    How complete or polished the hack is.
  • Presentation
    How polished and impressive is the presentation of the hack.
  • Design
    How well-designed is the hack, paying attention to user experience and user interface.