Prizes

$11,950 in prizes

Grand Prize presented by Quicken Loans

1st Place Medal and Google Homes

Second Prize

2nd Place Medal and Echo Dot (2nd Generation) - Black

Third Prize

3rd Place Medal and All-New Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa, 7" Display, 8 GB, Black

Best Hardware Hack

CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 Complete Starter Kit - 32 GB Edition

Best Mobile Hack

2.5" laptop 250GB/250G Portable External Hard Drive USB 3.0

Best use of GPU

Atomi Sonick Plus Portable Charger Hub with Speaker (Black)

First Time Hacker

Mophie Essentials Power Boost XL Portable Charger

Best Domain Name Registered from Domain.com

Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit

Best Consumer Engagement Project - HelloWorld (2)

$50 Amazon gift cards to each team member and an office visit for up to four members.

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

$250 Amazon Web Services Credit

Best Hack Related to Finance - Quicken Loans

Redragon M601 Gaming Mouse and Razer BlackWidow Chroma Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Best Implemented Design Hack - Atomic Object

CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 Kit with Clear Case and 2.5A Power Supply

Best Robotic Hack - Dataspeed

Top RaceĀ® Remote Control Robot, Smart Self Balancing Robot, 5 Operating Modes, Dancing, Boxing, Driving, Loading, Gesture. 2.4Ghz Transmitter

Free Hosting resource scholarship - Host Your Voice (3)

Host Your Voice is powering hackers and their team project that want to take it next level a Free Hosting resource scholarship

Judges

Lakshminarayanan (Laks) Ramaswamy

Lakshminarayanan (Laks) Ramaswamy
Intrepid Control Systems

Doug Witten

Doug Witten
Oakland University

RJ Fischer

RJ Fischer
Ford Motor Company

Amanda LaBelle

Amanda LaBelle
Ford Motor Company

Derelle Redmond

Derelle Redmond
HelloWorld

Judging Criteria

  • Technically Impressive
    How impressive was the technology used in the project?
  • Originality
    Was this a unique idea that the team came up with?
  • Creativity/Design
    Did the team put effort into the presentation of their project beyond an MVP?
  • Learning
    Did the team stretch themselves to learn new things instead of staying within their comfort zone?