An online, socially distant, Aggie-only hackathon!

HowdyHack is Texas A&M's 24-hour, beginner-friendly, Aggie-only hackathon taking place virtually. Hackers at HowdyHack will brainstorm, build, and break their product before they'll submit it to a panel of judges for evaluatin and hopefully win some cool prizes.

Beyond hacking, HowdyHack is about connecting creative and talented Aggie hackers with each other. We want to give hackers the creative space to showcase their skills and create something amazing while getting to know fellow hackers with the same Aggie pride!

For live updates, day-of-event logistics, and more fun check out https://live.tamuhack.com/.

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Prizes

$1,776 in prizes

First Overall

Choice between Acer 144Hz Computer Monitor, Logitech MX Master Mouse 2S, RK61 RGB Mechanical Keyboard

Second Overall

Choice between Acer 144Hz Computer Monitor, Logitech MX Master Mouse 2S, RK61 RGB Mechanical Keyboard

Third Overall

Choice between Acer 144Hz Computer Monitor, Logitech MX Master Mouse 2S, RK61 RGB Mechanical Keyboard

Best UI

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9
In the world of hacking and engineering, a product must not only work well, but also provide the best user experience possible - design and usability goes a long way! Best hack that demonstrates clear design and usability intentions.

Most Impractical Hack

A sweet devpost badge and a "You Tried" trophy

Best Hack for Spies

Tile Mate 2020
Most creative and functional spy theme hack that James Bond would be proud to use!

Best Beginner Hack

(All team members must be beginner hackers)
Ultimate Swag Pack

Best Aggie Hack

Reveille Pillow Pet
The best hack that helps, improves, or unites Aggies, the University, or Aggieland community overall.

Most 508 Compliant/Accessible Hack

Sendestar 40 oz Water Bottle

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

HowdyHack is only open to students from Texas A&M, including College Station, Galveston and Qatar campuses. If you're not a Texas A&M student, be on the lookout for TAMUhack, our inter-collegiate Spring hackathon!

Judges

An Awesome Judging Panel!

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    How unique and original is the hack?
  • Practicality
    How useful is the hack based on the problem they are trying to solve?
  • Technicality
    What type of technical challenges did the group face during the hack? How did they overcome these obstacles?
  • Presentation
    How was the visual design and interaction experience? Was the demo seamless? Did the group have good cohesion and explanation of their hack?
  • X-Factor
    Were you blown away by the hack?