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.

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$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

from Ecolab

Hack: A Hack that improves the world in one of these areas: water, food, health or
climate.
 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
operations.
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

from MLH

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

from MLH

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

from MLH

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

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Requirements

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!

Judges

Anita Ambalavanan

Anita Ambalavanan

Anna Kuruvilla

Anna Kuruvilla

Ariana Zhu

Ariana Zhu

Bengisu Cuneyit

Bengisu Cuneyit

Carlo Cirrincione

Carlo Cirrincione

Carolyn Chen

Carolyn Chen

CJ Enright

CJ Enright

Daniel Joseph

Daniel Joseph

Harshitha Janardan

Harshitha Janardan

Iris Yuan

Iris Yuan

Jacquie Yu

Jacquie Yu

Jeonghu Park

Jeonghu Park

Jisoo Kim

Jisoo Kim

Max Cherbak

Max Cherbak

Murugan Dhanushkodi

Murugan Dhanushkodi

Nate Ashta

Nate Ashta

Nguyen Do

Nguyen Do

Pallav Agarwal

Pallav Agarwal

Pranav Jaikumar

Pranav Jaikumar

Sweta Saravanan

Sweta Saravanan

Tanya Khandelwal

Tanya Khandelwal

Varun Shah

Varun Shah

Vicki Liu

Vicki Liu

Kevin Campbell

Kevin Campbell
Ecolab

Digesh Patel

Digesh Patel
Ecolab

Amanda Carrol

Amanda Carrol
Ecolab

Oluwabori Oludemi

Oluwabori Oludemi
Capital One

Jason Yang
Capital One

Leah Haugh

Leah Haugh
John Deere

Aakash Sivasankar

Aakash Sivasankar
The Anvil

Kevin Choe

Kevin Choe
The Anvil

Alfonso Cantu
The Anvil

Sameer Kapur

Sameer Kapur
The Anvil

Miranda Chai
The Anvil

Aarushi Upadhyaya
The Anvil

Daniel Grum

Daniel Grum
John Deere

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
  • Technical Completion
  • Complexity

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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