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.


  • 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


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.

Hackathon Sponsors


$4,792 in prizes

First Place

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

Second Place


Third Place


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:


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Judging Criteria

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