Build awesome stuff in 24 hours with a focus on aviation and airplanes!

HackRiddle is a 24 hour hackathon scheduled for October 15th, 2016 at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University that plans to bring together over 250 students from across the nation to work on anything they set their mind to. With great sponsors, judges, mentors, and industry leaders, HackRiddle will be an innovation packed weekend for everyone in attendance!

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Eligibility

  • Participants: Individuals (over 18 years of age); Teams (up to 4 people max)
  • Everyone from everywhere is welcome to participate in the event as long as they are 18 years or older!

Judges

Becky Vasquez

Becky Vasquez
Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

David Spitzer

David Spitzer
Staff Research Engineer, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Dr. Wesley A. Milks

Dr. Wesley A. Milks
Principle Technical Advisor, Virtual Heroes- Applied Research Associates, Inc.

Christina Frederick

Christina Frederick
Professor/Director of GEARS Lab, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

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Dr. Gregory Spradlin
Professor of Mathematics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

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Ian McElhenny
Advanced Technology Center, Rockwell Collins

Prince Wilson

Prince Wilson
Dev Evangelist, Clarifai

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Dr. Glenn Newman
Professor of Mathematics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Marisa Gomez

Marisa Gomez
iOS Developer, Beachfront Media

Justin Yapp

Justin Yapp
PhD. Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Dr. Richard Stansbury

Dr. Richard Stansbury
Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

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Tina Frederick
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Oliver Vandagriff

Oliver Vandagriff
Professor of Mathematics, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
    “Is this project technically difficult? Was it something that was easy to build or was simply an add on to something that is already out there? Were there real challenges to surmount in the 24 hours to make this product work?”
  • Originality
    “Is this solution to a problem something that has been seen millions of times before? Is the idea unique and creative? Is it a new solution to an old problem or something novel, advanced, and never before seen?”
  • User Experience/ Design
    “Is the hack usable in its current state? Does everything appear to work? How is the overall User Interface of the project? Is the project easy for the user to navigate and understand?”
  • Usefulness
    “Is the hack practical? Is it something that people could actually use? Does it solve a real world problem? What kind of audience is it geared towards? Does it help solve a problem for a social good? What kind of social impact does it have?”