BrickHack: RIT's premiere collegiate hackathon. January 27th ignites a weekend devoted to 500+ designers and coders sinking 24 hours into building and creating. Mentors and industry representatives will also join the fray to lend expertise, and share wisdom. Expect food, swag, and timeless brick-laden memories.

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You must be a registered participant of BrickHack in order to qualify. You must also be over the age of 18 and a current student or be within one year of your graduation date if you have already graduated.


At least on person from your team must be at the judging fair in order for your submission to be considered.

Judging will happen in person on Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 1pm – 3pm.

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$6,973 in prizes

Best IoT Hack

Up to four AWS IoT Starter Kits to the team that creates the best Internet of Things (IoT) hack.

Best Newbie Hack

Up to four Arduino Uno Starter Kits to the newbie team that creates the best overall hack. NOTE: All team members must be first time hackers.

Best Health Hack

Up to four FitBit Charge 2 wristbands to the team that creates the best health-oriented hack.

Best Design

Up to four Wacom Intuos Tablets to the team that creates the most visually pleasing hack. This involves UI, UX, and overall design.

Civic and Humanitarian Open Source

Up to four kits to the team that best involves the principles of Free and Open Source (FOSS) and/or humanitarian ideals. All projects submitted for the must have their code made available on GitHub with an open source license, and provide a link to the code in the project submission.

Best Reverse Engineering Hack

Up to four Wifi Pineapples to the team that best "hacks" or reverse engineers an existing project or device.

Best Use of Real Time Network Communication

Datto is offering up to four $250 Amazon gift cards to the team that best utilizes some form of real-time network communication.

Best Impact to the Community

SapientRazorfish is offering up to four Google Home Minis to the team that creates a hack that best impacts the community in a positive way.

Best Use of the Wegmans API

Wegmans is offering up to four Google Chromecasts to the team that can answer the question of what data/concepts can drive a customer to want a specific product?

Best Use of Google Cloud Platform

Google Cloud Platform is offering up to four Google Home Minis to the team that best utilizes Google's Cloud Platform.

Most Commercially Viable Product

RIT's Simone Center will award the winning team $2,000 to advance their concept towards commercialization. This money may be spent on prototyping or customer discovery travel expenses. It may also be used as a stipend for an RIT team member seeking to work on this project as an entrepreneurial co-op. To qualify, the winning team must include at least one RIT student.

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

$250 Amazon Web Services Credit

Best Domain Name from

Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Participants must be attending the physical event to join and submit a project. Simply register and submit.


Reid Gershbein

Reid Gershbein
ACV Auctions, Unity, Facebook, DreamWorks, Thrave, Pixar

Valentina Peric

Valentina Peric
Girl Develop It (Rochester Chapter Leader)

Paul Cupo

Paul Cupo
Wegmans (Director of Enterprise Architecture)

Jennifer Indovina

Jennifer Indovina
TED Fellow, Tenrehte (CEO & Founder), PICOwatt (Inventor)

David Brenner

David Brenner (Founder), Open Source Enthusiast

Judging Criteria

  • Judges make the final decision.

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