Hoya Hacks is Georgetown's premier hackathon. We are gathering 300 talented students for 36-hours this winter to build and innovate in both software and hardware, as part of a larger technological revolution at Georgetown.

No experience necessary. We invite you to come learn something new!


Participant Eligibility

  • You are a student over the age of 18 (Georgetown students are eligible regardless of age)
  • You have received an invitation to Hoya Hacks
  • You have confirmed your attendance to Hoya Hacks

Project Eligibility

  • No lines of code written before 9pm on Jan 29, 2016
  • All code must be submitted to Devpost by 9am on Jan 31, 2016
  • Project must be presented at the expo on Sunday to be eligible for prizes


A link to a github is required.

Hackathon Sponsors


$4,972 in prizes

First Place

Dell Venue 10 5000 Android Tablet, Amazon Fire Stick with Voice-Control remote, Prescription Coffee mug, $200 in DigitalOcean credit

Second Place

Small Quadcopter, Sound-Activated LED T-Shirt, $150 in DigitalOcean credit.

Third Place

Color-Changing LED Candles,Foldable, WaterProof Lightweight Keyboard, $100 in DigitalOcean credits.

Best Software Project

R2D2 USB car charger, Floppy disk coasters.

Best Hardware Project

Ultimate Arduino Starter Kit with Ethernet Connection

AABDP: Best innovation in Data Analytics

Gift cards

AIS: Best user experience


BAH: best Internet of Things hack

FiscalNote: Best use of FiscalNote API

Gift cards

MITRE: best use of Pi

Raspberry Pi

Optum 360: Best potential to improve health

Beeck Center: Best Social Innovation

$250 in gift certificates to Adafruit.com

Twitter: most interesting use of Twitter APIs

Four 64GB AppleTVs

General Assembly: Best Education Hack

Best use of Domain.com

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


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Judging Criteria

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