HopHacks is a student run, 36 hour Hackathon at the Johns Hopkins University. This event brings engineers, designers and entrepreneurs together to explore new ideas, compete for prizes, and create amazing applications. It allows skilled students to showcase their hard work and knowledge. The great applications students build in the 36 hours are meant to be the starting point for world changing ideas.
Any university student, regardless of university, may participate. Graduate and undergraduate students from all departments and divisions are welcome.
At the end of the hackathon, your team can submit a project on ChallengePost. Your project will then be judged during your 2 minute presentation during our scheduled presentation time.
$2,048 in prizes
1st Place Overall
Awarded to the team with the highest overall score from the judges
2nd Place Overall
Awarded to the team with the second highest overall score from the judges
3rd Place Overall
Awarded to the team with the third highest overall score from the judges
Judges' Honorable Mention
Awarded to the Judges' choice for Honorable Mention
Best Use of the SendGrid API
Awarded to the Best Use of the SendGrid API. Sponsored by SendGrid.
Each member of the winning team will receive a Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane Kit
Awarded to the best 1-2 person team who has a project that relates to big data (parsing, tagging, cataloguing, etc.). Bonus points for something image related. Sponsored by Livingly Media.
The winning team will receive 2 iPad Airs
Best User Experience
Awarded a the team whose project offers the best user experience. Sponsored by Mission Data. Each member of the winning team will receive a $25 AmEx Gift Card.
Best Use of Facebook's Developer Tools and Integrations
Awarded to the team with the best use of Facebook’s APIs, SDKs, Login, Sharing, Parse, and any other resources available on developers.facebook.com. Sponsored by Facebook. The winning team will receive a Facebook Swag Bag.
Best Use of the Google API
Awarded to the hack that has the best use of the Google APIs. Sponsored by Google. The winning team will receive a Nexus 7 Tablet.
Most Interesting Use of Financial/Economic Data
Awarded to the hack that has the most interesting use of Financial/Economic data. Sponsored by Bloomberg.
Best Healthcare Hack
Awarded to the team with the best healthcare hack. Sponsored by Epic. The winning team will receive a $500 NewEgg gift card.
Best Use of Leap Motion
Awarded to the team that best utilized the Leap Motion. Sponsored by MLH
Hopkins Social Innovation Award
Awarded to the team with the best Social Innovation project. Sponsored by the Social Innovation Lab. The winning team will become an automatic finalist in the Social Innovation Lab's Incubator Competition.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
How to enter
To participate in HopHacks you must be registered through hophacks.com.
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Judges will rate how polished your product and code looks, so make sure you submit the neat stuff!
Judges will rate how well your product fills its intended need.
Judge will rate how unique and innovative your idea is.
Judges will rate how advanced your design and execution is, so don't be modest!