NOTE: This is the page for HackRPI 2014. You can view the page for HackRPI 2015 here:


HackRPI is the first intercollegiate hackathon hosted at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, completely organized and run by RPI students. We will be hosting 500 hackers from the Northeast and beyond for 24 hours.  Students begin working on their hacks on sunday and have until Sunday afternoon to complete their hack. All final submissions must be made here, on ChallengePost before the end of hacking.



To be eligible, you must have confirmed an offer to attend, and then have shown up to the event.


Make your product, submit your hack to ChallengePost.

Hackathon Sponsors


Hidden Categories (16)

Hundreds of smaller prizes including:
Solar powered phone chargers,
RC Helicopters,
Laser Tag Games,
Newegg, Sparkfun, or Adafruit gift cards,
Retro Video Games + consoles,
Nerf Guns,
Trampoline Park Tickets
Cloud Computing Credit,
Raspberry Pi's,
Blue tooth speakers,
TI Launchpads

Humanitarian / Health

Nexus 7's Tablets

Data Science

Brand new Fitbits.


480$ total of Sparkfun Credit split between the team.


Chromeboxe Desktops for the entire team!


Mobile Controllable Sphero's.

Video Game / Virtual Reality

Leap Motions + 20$ of Steam Credit for each team member

Best use of IBM products (2)

Bluetooth speaker with microphone

CommerceHub Favorite Web Hack

Nexus Tablet + Tour of offices at the SUNY Nano College

Best Hack Built With TI LaunchPad

Chronos Watch

Best use of Microsoft Technologies

2 Surface Pros and 3 Nokia Lumia 1520s.

Best Bose Hack (3)

1) Bose QC 20i noise cancelling in-ear headphones for the most creative use of the SoundTouch API
2) Beaglebone Black embedded development platform + accessories for the best embedded project
3) 2 Bose Soundlink Color Bluetooth speakers for best runner up in either category

Bloomberg API Prize (2)

Samsung Galaxy Gear Smart Watch, WASD Keyboard 150$ Gift Certificate

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Only current students in University or High School who have been accepted to HackRPI can make submissions.


Nate Bragg

Nate Bragg

Josh Greenman

Josh Greenman

Bardiya Shadmehr

Bardiya Shadmehr

Jeff Thorne

Jeff Thorne
Trend Micro

Janet Campbell

Janet Campbell

More TBA!

More TBA!



Judging Criteria

  • Will be Announced Soon!

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