Florida’s Largest Hackathon

Learn about new tech, create sick projects, and share your work with the community!

ShellHacks is a 36-hour hackathon at Florida International University (FIU) in Miami, taking place the weekend of Friday, September 20th to Sunday, September 22nd.

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Prizes

$11,150 in prizes

First Place Overall

You'll see.

Second Place Overall

You'll all see.

Third Place Overall

You'll aaaaaaaaaall see.

ShellHacks - Best First-Time Hacker

Are you or anyone on your team hacking for the first time? Let us know. You could win an Otomatone!

ShellHacks - Best Environmental Hack

Is your hack environmentally friendly or will help people think a little greener? We're always down for helping the environment. You could win an Anchor Charger!

ShellHacks - Best Hardware Hack

You think you got hardware skillz? We'd love to see them. You could win a Raspberry Pi Kit!

JP Morgan Chase & Co. - Best Hack for Social Good

Hack on any social good topic that you're passionate about! Whether it's the student loan debt crisis, hurricane relief & recovery, or improving cities & local communities... you choose. Each member of the winning team will receive a pair of Bose headphones.

MITRE - Cyber Phishing Hackathon Notebook

Please use the data set provided for this challenge:

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=0BwICJao2TyrlNFlDMGtLQ0EtTlY3c2lPdWxaRjZqQTBTb2JB

Microsoft Azure - Use Azure to Hack for Good

The best use of Microsoft public APIs - come to our Azure workshop to learn more!
- Surface Go and keyboard for each team member
- Streamlined entry to Imagine Cup
- $1,000 donation to an approved charity

Xbox - Perspective

Build a game that is viewed from the point of view of an NPC, support character, inanimate object, or an unconventional spatial angle. First place wins one year of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate! The runner-up wins one year of Xbox Live!

AutoNation - PNK AutoBot Challenge

Teams will be provided with necessary software & resources for this challenge. You could win an Echo Show 5!

Carnival Cruise Line - Enhancing Crew Experience Onboard

Our crew members onboard our 26 ships spend many months at sea making sure our guests have the best cruise experience. They must provide a consistent level of service each and every day. What service or product offering can you create that can enhance the crew experience onboard our ships? What can we do to improve communication, crew morale and life at sea? You could win a Crowpi Rasberry Pi Programming Kit!

Citrix - Most Inclusive Hack

We would like to see hacks take on 'real world' problems that enable diverse solutions to accommodate people with unique needs. It could be anything from a unique way to teach someone how to code or a toolset that allows companies to act on fighting harmful biases. This topic was chosen because we believe it directly aligns with Citrix's core company values of respect and unity.

Dell Technologies - Get There Safe GPS App

You could win an Alienware Gaming Headset!

State Farm - Like a Good Neighbor Challenge

We want you to join us in our commitment to give back by creating apps that have a purposeful and meaningful impact in improving your local community and helping your neighbors. You could win an 28kmAh battery pack to charge your laptop, a sweet laundry bag, and adorable StateFarm puppy plushie. Runner up gets a swag goodie bag.

Akamai - Security Challenge

We value system safety and secure engineering. Best application pertaining to information security or with thorough application security.

MATRIX Labs - Best Project using Audio or Voice AI with MATRIX Devices

You could win a MATRIX Voice ESP32!

MLH - Best Automation Hack with UiPath

Build an automation hack using UiPath! Each winning team member will receive a UiPath/MLH Branded Backpack.

MLH - Best use of MongoDB Atlas

Create a hack using MongoDB Atlas to host a database in the cloud! Automate the provisioning and deployment process with ease, while focusing all your efforts on your hack. Projects built using MongoDB Atlas will be eligible to win an AirCharge Plus per team member.

MLH - Best use of Google Cloud Platform

Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: g.co/cloud. Each winning team member will receive a Google Home Mini.

MLH - Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Register a domain using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a Domain.com branded backpack.

Devpost Achievements

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Eligibility

If you’re a current college/university student or a recent graduate (up to 1 year), you’re more than welcome to attend! The event is open to students of all academic backgrounds and skill levels, so whether you’re an aspiring artist or an expert engineer, there’s a place for you at our Hackathon.

Judges

ShellHacks Team

ShellHacks Team

Major League Hacking

Major League Hacking

JP Morgan Chase & Co.

JP Morgan Chase & Co.

MITRE

MITRE

Microsoft

Microsoft
Microsoft Azure

Microsoft

Microsoft
Xbox

Twitter

Twitter
#ShellHacksTweetUp

Nike

Nike
#NikeShellHacks

AutoNation

AutoNation

Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Cruise Line

Citrix

Citrix

Dell Technologies

Dell Technologies

State Farm

State Farm

Akamai

Akamai

MATRIX Labs

MATRIX Labs

Judging Criteria

  • Submission
    Just submit your project for judging on Devpost!