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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Prizes

1st Place

Prize Pool: (Each Team Member Can Pick 1 of the Following) Beats Solo Headphones, Pebble Time Smartwatches, 32" Smart TV

2nd Place

Prize Pool: (Each Team Member Can Pick 1 of the Following) Beats Solo Headphones, Pebble Time Smartwatches, 32" Smart TV

3rd Place:

Prize Pool: (Each Team Member Can Pick 1 of the Following) Beats Solo Headphones, Pebble Time Smartwatches, 32" Smart TV

Best Aviation Hack

Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane

Riddle's Choice

Fisher Space Pen

Best Aerospace Hack

Drones

Best .tech Domain

$50 Amazon Giftcards to each winning member

Best Use of the Clarifai API

DSLR Cameras and Clarifai Sponsored Skateboards

Most Innovative Hack Sponsored by Rockwell Collins

Amazon Echo to each member of the winning team

Best Mobile App Sponsored by ERAU MAD Club

Amazon Fire Tablet to each member of the winning team, $10 Amazon Giftcard

Watch Dogs® 2 Best Device Privacy Hack

Everything is part of the internet of things now - from your phone to your fitness band to your thermostat. Build a hack that utilizes private data being collected from your devices, and show how you can turn potential vulnerabilities into something constructive.

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

1 TB Hard Drives

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Domain.com Swag Bags

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

Dr. Gregory Spradlin

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

Ian McElhenny

Ian McElhenny
Advanced Technology Center, Rockwell Collins

Prince Wilson

Prince Wilson
Dev Evangelist, Clarifai

Dr. Glenn Newman

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

Tina Frederick

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?”