Welcome to the ninth biannual HackRU, hosted at Rutgers University by USACS, the Undergraduate Student Alliance of Computer Scientists!

Schedule can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/hackruf15sched.

Rooms:

  • Main Lounge and Multipurpose Room - Floor 2 - Main hacking area, ceremonies, food
  • Red Lion Cafe - Floor G2 - Tech Talks, additional hacking space
  • Room 411AB - Floor 4 - Additional hacking space
  • Room 411C - Floor 4 - Reserved for sleeping
  • Lion's Lounge - Floor G2 - Reserved for sleeping

Tech Talks:

  • 2:00PM - Type- and Resource-safe C++ (without overheads) with Bjarne Stroustrup of Morgan Stanley
  • 2:50PM - An introduction to building webapps, geared towards first-time hackers with Eddie Zaneski of Twilio
  • 3:30PM - Accelerate your hack with Firebase - Real-time App in 5-minutes with Ray Tsang of Google
  • 4:00PM - AT&T Dev Program and APIs Lightning - Chief Technology Disruptor, Spondon Dey, of AT&T
  • 4:10PM - Hack on Google Cloud Platform - Infinite Possibilities with Ray Tsang of Google
  • 4:50PM - Hacking NES Games with Sam Agnew of Twilio

Check out the Morgan Stanley challenge here: http://tinyurl.com/morganstanleychallenge

Remember to check the Slack at http://hackruix.slack.com for updates!

If you are not in the Slack, please notify an organizer or volunteer and fill out this form: http://tinyurl.com/hackruslack

Check out the New Brunswick Office of Innovation here: http://innovatenb.org

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$4,792 in prizes

First Place

$1,024 and Dell Venue 10 tablets courtesy of MLH and Dell.

Second Place

$512

Third Place

$256

Best Rutgers Hack

Funniest Hack

Best Hardware Hack

Best First Hackathon Project

Best Solo Hack

Best Morgan Stanley Challenge Hack - Morgan Stanley

-Overnight trip to NYC and visit to Morgan Stanley
-Choice between upcoming Oculus Rift consumer version and PrintBot 3D printer

Best Designed Using Behance API - Behance

1 Year Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription

Best Financial Hack - Prudential Financial

$100 Amazon Gift Cards

Best Health Hack - Merck (2)

-1st Place: iPad Mini 4
-Runner Ups: Skullcandy Hesh 2 Headphones

Best Use of MongoDB - MongoDB

$50 Amazon Gift Card + chance for a free trip to MongoDB World 2016

Best Use of Twilio - Twilio

Wearable Sleeping Bags

Best Use of SendGrid APIs - SendGrid (2)

BB8 Spheros

Linode: Best Use of Linode Services (2)

Raspberry Pi 2s

Best Use of Bloomberg Data - Bloomberg

Parrot Mini Drones

Best Use of Amazon Web Services - MLH/Amazon Web Services

1TB Hard Drives

Best Use of Domain.com - MLH/Domain.com

Domain.com Swag Bag

Best Pebble Hack - MLH/Pebble

Pebble Steels

Best Command Line Hack

New Brunswick Office of Innovation Challenge

Best use of Google APIs

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Students who have registered for HackRU and checked-in to the event are eligible to participate. As per MLH regulations, all hackers must currently be a student or have graduated within the last school year.

All projects MUST be submitted to DevPost by 11:30AM on Sunday, October 4th.

Participants MUST print and sign this waiver to be allowed entry. Anyone under 18 MUST have their waiver signed by a PARENT or GUARDIAN.

Judges

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Judging Criteria

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