HackRPI 2017 is the fourth intercollegiate hackathon series 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 Saturday at 12:00pm and have until Sunday afternoon to complete their hack. All final submissions must be made here, on DevPost, before the end of hacking at 12:00pm on Sunday November 11.

For the event schedule and further details, see https://hackrpi.com.


 Individuals (over 18 years of age); Teams; 

Hackathon Sponsors


$2,525 in prizes

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

$250 AWS Credit

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essentials Kit

Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device

410C Dragonboard for each team member

Bluetooth Speaker

Best Gaming Related Hack

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x Monitor Headphones. (One for each team member)

Best Hardware Related Hack

Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus Base (6.6'), and a Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 Single Bulb with Richer Colors (Gen 3). (One for each team member)

Best Web/Mobile Related Hack

Amazon Echo(2nd gen) (One for each team member)

Best use of TripAdvisor API

$200 visa gift cards for each team member

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


HackRPI Team

HackRPI Team

Judging Criteria

  • Best Game Hack
  • Best Hardware Hack
  • Best Mobile/Web Hack
  • Best RPI Related Hack
  • Best Security Hack
  • Best UI/UX Design Hack

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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