Code, compete, create at biggest hackathon in San Antonio, TX!

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RowdyHacks is a 24-hour competitive programming event at the University of Texas at San Antonio in which, teams of students work together to “hack” a website, app, or tool. Whether you have never written a line of code or you are a seasoned programmer, RowdyHacks is for YOU! Use RowdyHacks to your advantage to learn and gain valuable skills, increase your network, boost your resume and have fun. Come collaborate and code with us here in downtown San Antonio this weekend. 

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Prizes

$8,360 in prizes

1st Place - Oculus Go - Virtual Reality Headset & 1-Year Geekdom Membership

2nd Place - Holy Stone HS120D FPV Drone & 9-Month Geekdom Membership

3rd Place - Fire TV Cube & 6-Month Geekdom Membership

iHeartMedia Challenge - Alexa, what can you do for iHeart?

1 YEAR iHeartRadio Premium Subscription & VIZIO Soundbar system with 5-1/4” Wireless Subwoofer & Digital Amplifier

ManTech Challenge - CRACKME and Titulus

Winner of CRACKME Challange - Raspberry PI
Winner of Titulus Challange - Raspberry PI

The winner who solves both challenges first - HACKRF

Best use of Google Cloud Platform

Google Home Minis for each team member

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit for each team member

Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device

410C Dragonboard for each team member

Snap Kit Prize

Casio Watches

Best use of Blockstack

Use the Blockstack Platform in your web or mobile hacks. Each winning team member will receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Must be over 18 years of age to participate, and currently enrolled in college/university as an undergraduate or graduate student.

Judges

Steve Barish

Steve Barish
Chief Operating Officer / CNF Technologies

Mark Bennett

Mark Bennett
VP, Infrastructure and Operations / iHeartMedia

David Neuman

David Neuman
Global Chief Information Security Officer / iHeartMedia

Joe Nieten

Joe Nieten
Director of Digital Innovation & Enterprise Architecture / Marathon Petroleum

Steven O'Hara

Steven O'Hara
Assistant Professor in Practice / UTSA

Zy Mazza

Zy Mazza
Founder / Kopek Group

Shane Becker

Shane Becker
Software Developer and Integrator / USAA

Mark Vandenbrink

Mark Vandenbrink
Director and Deputy PM / ManTech

Carl Petty

Carl Petty
Senior Principal Software Engineer / ManTech

Mauricio Gomez

Mauricio Gomez
Assistant Professor in Practice / UTSA

Sam Silvestro

Sam Silvestro
PhD Computer Science Student / UTSA

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
  • Creativity
  • Technical Proficiency
  • UI/UX Design
  • Innovation