The largest hackathon in Kansas for college and high school students

Welcome to the Hack K-State, the student-led hackathon hosted at the College of Business Building on the campus of Kansas State University. We are excited to have high school and college students from around the area participate in our event from November 8 to 10. 

View our event schedule here: https://hackkstate.tech/schedule

View full rules

Prizes

$841 in prizes

Raspberry Pi Starter Kit

Members of the top 7 teams can win a Raspberry Pi starter kit

Acer Monitor

Members of the top 7 teams can win an Acer Monitor

Mechanical Keyboard

Members of the top 7 teams can win a mechanical keyboard

Gaming Mouse

Members of the top 7 teams can win a gaming mouse

Portable Charger

Members of the top 7 teams can win a portable charger

Portable Speaker (2)

Members of the top 7 teams can win a portable speaker

Wolfram API Keys (10)

The members of the top 10 teams will win API keys to Wolfram Alpha

Cloudsploit Keys

The members of a top-performing team will win Cloudsploit API keys

Jetbrains API Keys (2)

The members of a top team will win API keys for Jetbrains

Best Game Track

The members of the winning team of the Best Game Track will win a game controller and tote bag

Best Automation Hack

The members of the winning team of the Best Automation Track will win an Arduino Uno starter kit

Best Web Hack

The members of the winning team of the Best Web Hack will win a 1TB external hard drive

Best Education Hack

The members of the winning team of the Best Education Hack will win a Raspberry Pi starter kit

Best AI Hack

The members of the winning team of the Best AI Hack will win a portable speaker

Best Hardware Hack

The members of the Best Hardware Hack will win a Raspberry Pi robot starter kit

Best UiPath Automation Hack

The members of the winning team of the Best UiPath Automation Hack will win a chance to interview for an internship with UiPath and an MLH backpack

Best Domain Name Registered with Domain.com

The members of the winning team of the Best Domain Name track will win a Domain.com backpack

Best Use of Twilio

The members of the winning team of the Best Use of Twilio Hack will win a $50 Amazon gift card.

Best Use of Google Cloud

The members of the winning team of the Best Use of Google Cloud track will win a Google Home Mini

Best Use of MongoDB

The members of the winning team of the Best Use of MongoDB track will win an AirCharge Plus

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

High school and college (undergraduate and graduate) students are eligible to participate. Participants may work individually or in teams of up to four.

Requirements

Each project should have one Devpost submission with all team members' names included in it. Any code written for the project should be included in the Devpost submission. Each team will also need to present their project to judges on Sunday morning to be eligible for prizes.

Judges

Nathan Bean

Nathan Bean

Russ Feldhausen

Russ Feldhausen

And More!

And More!

Judging Criteria

  • Technology
    How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many different components?
  • Design
    Did the team put thought into the user experience? How well designed is the interface?
  • Completion
    Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted?
  • Learning
    Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before?
  • Creativity
    Is the idea something that is cool and unique, or just a remake of something you have previously seen? Is this a new idea?