HopHacks is the bi-annual hackathon hosted at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

HopHacks is the bi-annual hackathon hosted at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. This event brings engineers, designers, and entrepreneurs together to explore new ideas, compete for prizes, and create amazing applications. For 36 hours, students work in teams of up to 4 to bring a software or hardware idea to life.

Teams start working on their hacks (at 9:00 PM) after the Friday evening kickoff event and continue working until Sunday morning (9:00 AM). All submissions MUST be made on Devpost.

All of the prizes, including sponsored prizes, will be judged and announced at the presentation.

See more at https://www.hophacks.com.

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Prizes

$2,386 in prizes

Hacking - First Place Overall

Awarded to the team with the highest overall score from the judges ($1024)

Hacking - Second Place Overall

Awarded to the team with the second highest overall score from the judges ($512)

Hacking - Third Place Overall

Awarded to the team with the third highest overall score from the judges ($256)

HII (2)

Prize for Best Use of Machine Learning or Advanced Analytic - Prize is a $50 Visa gift card

John Snow Lab

Best Use of John Snow Data

Bloomberg

Best hack that supports a philanthropic cause. The prize is Skullcandy Hesh 3 Bluetooth Wireless Over-Ear Headphones

Google

Best Use of a Google API. The prize is four Google bags with four of the Google Home Mini

Zcoin

The best blockchain project

Twilio

Best use of the Twilio API. The prize is Sonos speakers.

Capital One

Best Financial Hack

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit for each team member

Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device

410C Dragonboard for each team member

Snap Kit Prize

Use Snap Kit's web or mobile SDK in your hack. Each winning team member will receive a Casio Calculator Watch.

HopkinsIT

Best Student Focused Hack
Prize: Amazon Echo with Smart Bulb

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Any university student, regardless of university, may participate. Graduate and undergraduate students from all departments and divisions are welcome. 

You must register online and receive email confirmation before attending. Please be prepared to show your University ID upon check-in.

Requirements

At the end of the hackathon, your team can submit a project on DevPost. Your project will then be judged during your science fair style presentation during the presentation time.

Judges

Avi Rubin

Avi Rubin
Founder & Chief Scientist of Harbor Labs

Joshua Reiter

Joshua Reiter
President of ApplicationsOnline

Yair Flicker

Yair Flicker
President of SmartLogic

Kevin Carter

Kevin Carter
FastForward U Student Venture Coordinator

Dan Roche

Dan Roche
Johns Hopkins Technological Ventures Mentor in Residence

Andrew Wiles

Andrew Wiles
Senior Advisory Embedded Software Engineer at Northrop Grumman

Zoe Bell

Zoe Bell
Lead Producer at Big Huge Games

Nick Culbertson

Nick Culbertson
CEO & Co-Founder of Protenus

Dave Fine

Dave Fine
Software Engineer at Northrop Grumman

Edward Shiang

Edward Shiang
Associate Manager at Accenture Federal Services

Kirk Sabnani

Kirk Sabnani
Sr. Programmer Analyst at The Johns Hopkins University

Scott Lipcon

Scott Lipcon
Senior Principal Software Engineer

Kathy Dougan

Kathy Dougan
Software Engineer at Northrop Grumman

Ali Soylu

Ali Soylu
IT Architect

Jacob Green

Jacob Green
Founder & Chief Organizer of Mosslabs.io

Judging Criteria

  • Polish
    Judges will rate how polished your product and code looks, so make sure you submit the neat stuff!
  • Usefulness
    Judges will rate how well your product fills its intended need.
  • Creativity
    Judges will rate how unique and innovative your idea is.
  • Technical Skill
    Judges will rate how advanced your design and execution is, so don't be modest!