HopHacks is the bi-annual hackathon hosted at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. This event brings engineers, designers, and entrepreneurs together to explore new ideas, compete for prizes, and create amazing applications. For 36 hours, students work in teams of up to 4 to bring a software or hardware idea to life.
Teams start working on their hacks (at 9:00 PM) after the Friday evening kickoff event and continue working until Sunday morning (9:00 AM). All submissions MUST be made on Devpost.
All of the prizes, including sponsored prizes, will be judged and announced at the presentation.
See more at https://www.hophacks.com.
$27,692 in prizes
Hacking - First Place Overall
Awarded to the team with the highest overall score from the judges ($1024).
Hacking - Second Place Overall
Awarded to the team with the second highest overall score from the judges ($512)
Hacking - Third Place Overall
Awarded to the team with the third highest overall score from the judges ($256)
Top 10 Finalists (10)
Win a pair of HopHacks socks if you become part of the Top 10 Finalists!
Best use of Google Cloud
Google Home Minis for each team member
Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Domain.com branded backpack for each team member.
Winner of MOSSTrack (BWOpen)
Winner of Microsoft Marco Challenge (Microsoft) (2)
Win an interview with the Microsoft NLP team!
Winner of Mathpix Challenge (Mathpix)
We offer an API that can read math equations (printed or handwritten) really well. We can also read a few lines of printed text at a time, but not more than that.
Use our API to process a full page of a PDF (for example a math paper) at once!
*API credentials will be provided to all teams that participate in the challenge
- Mathpix Snip (our app) free for life
- a Mathpix T-shirt (for each team member)
- $500 (total)!
Winner of FastForward U (FFU)
FFU will be giving away $1,000 to one team* interested in continuing their HopHacks project!
*At least one member of the team must be a JHU student.
Best Hack for Social Good (J. P. Morgan)
Hack on any social good topic that you’re passionate about!
If you don’t have a specific idea, you can consider one of the below social good themes:
-Student Loan Debt Crisis
-Increasing Diversity & Inclusion in STEM
-Empowering Small Business Owners
-Improving Cities and Local Communities
JPMORGAN CHASE JUDGING CRITERIA
-Projects will be judged based on the following criteria:
-Innovation & Creativity
-Completeness of Solution
Best Hack for a Philanthropic Cause (Bloomberg)
The team whose hack best supports a philanthropic cause will win a 3D Pen!
Best Healthcare Hack (Siemens)
-Solves a problem that does not already have a solid commercial solution
-Demonstrates good understanding of the intended users’ needs
-Proof of feasibility – Demonstrate that the design works
-Creativity in the design including: technical solution, cost effectiveness, aesthetics of the design (if relevant)
PRIZE: Each member will win an Altair Aerial drone
Best Hack for Mental and Physical Well-being (Accenture)
How can technology assist with maintaining/improving mental and physical well-being? Innovation and creativity – Is the idea novel, or does it break new ground?
Technical complexity – does the solution demonstrate more than one technology? Does your solution possess functionality which exceeds our expectations?
Feasibility – Can your team’s solution exist in reality? Could the relevant community support your solution?
Design – Does the solution look polished, attractive, intuitive, usable?
Presentation – Can your team present and describe your solution clearly, organized, and with confidence?
Swag bags as prizes
Best Use of MongoDB Atlas
AirCharge Plus external battery for each member of the team.
Best use of Google API/ Technology (Google)
Google Home Mini for each team member.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Any university student, regardless of university, may participate. Graduate and undergraduate students from all departments and divisions are welcome.
You must register online and receive email confirmation before attending. Please be prepared to show your University ID upon check-in.
At the end of the hackathon, your team can submit a project on DevPost. Your project will then be judged during your science fair style presentation during the presentation time.
PhD alum, facetWealth
Christopher Sean Morrison
Judges will rate how polished your product and code looks, so make sure you submit the neat stuff!
Judges will rate how well your product fills its intended need.
Judges will rate how unique and innovative your idea is.
Judges will rate how advanced your design and execution is, so don't be modest!