BoilerMake is Purdue University's largest hackathon. Over the past seven years, thousands of students from across the country have come to BoilerMake. This event is for experienced hackers, newbies to technology, and everyone in between.
$4,952 in prizes
1st place prize
Dell Ultrasharp Monitor, from the BoilerMake Team
2nd place prize
FitBit Versa 2's, from the BoilerMake Team
3rd place prize
Echo Dots (4th gen), from the BoilerMake , from the BoilerMake Team
Best Financial Hack
$200 Amazon gift cards, from Capital One
We have an API you can use in your hack. It can be found at api.nessieisreal.com. Using our API isn’t a requirement to qualify for our prize.
Best Water, Food, Health or Climate Hack
Hack: A Hack that improves the world in one of these areas: water, food, health or
Water – We take a circular approach to the world’s most precious resource,
helping customers manage water through conservation, recycling and reuse.
Food – We help keep food safe all along the supply chain, preventing foodborne
illnesses and ensuring safe, high-quality food for people around the world.
Health – We protect people and businesses from the risk of exposure to germs,
keeping people healthy everywhere they eat, stay, play, shop and heal.
Climate – We’re tackling climate change by increasing energy efficiency and
reducing greenhouse gas emissions – for our customers and in our own
Criteria Categories: Technical excellence, global impact, and business viability
Prize: $200 gift cards per person
John Deere Prize
from John Deere
Simulate a tractor planting a field, taking into account implement width, field size, speed, obstacles, row width, etc. while also tracking planting progress as the tractor moves across the field.
Prize: $50 Visa gift card per person
Best Domain Registered with Domain.com
Register a .tech, .space, or .online domain name using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger & Domain.com Backpack.
Prize: PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger & Domain.com Backpack
Best use of Google Cloud
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 Branded Parkland Academy Backpack.
Prize: Google Branded Parkland Academy Backpack
Best Hardware Hack Sponsored by Digi-Key
Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with Arduino Uno R3 included. We select two winning teams for this category. Each winning team member will receive a prize!
Prize: Winners receive Grove Beginner Kits
Most Likely to Be A Startup
from The Anvil
Direct admission into their startup accelerator which is directly funded by Purdue
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Hacker submission deadline: Sunday, Jan 24th at 9AM EST
Include in submission:
- Repository link
- Project demo URL (if applicable)
- Link to YouTube video demo
- Devpost description
- Any photos
*Make sure you have read our hackathon rules before submitting!