Welcome to the tenth biannual HackRU, hosted at Rutgers University by USACS, the Undergraduate Student Alliance of Computer Scientists!

Schedule: http://bit.ly/HackRUS16-Schedule

Tech Talks:

  • 2:00 pm - Intro Tech Talk - Andrew Tjang
  • 3:00 pm - Environment Setup Workshop - Twilio
  • 3:30 pm - Intro to API - USACS
  • 4:30 pm - Intro to Android - USACS
  • 5:30 pm - How to Deploy a Sensor Network - Scriptr.IO
  • 6:00 pm - Makerspace
  • 7:00 pm - Watson IoT Cognitive APIs and Bluemix - IBM
  • 7:30 pm - Programming the ESP8266 with Arduino - Rutgers DoC's Rick Anderson
  • 8:30 pm - How to use Bootstrap - IEEE

Remember to check the Slack at http://hackrux.slack.com  for updates!

If you are not in the Slack, please notify an organizer or volunteer.


Students who have registered for HackRU and checked-in to the event are eligible to participate. As per MLH regulations, all hackers must currently be a student or have graduated within the last school year.

All participants are only allowed to be a part of one team and submit one project. The max amount of people for a team is 4 people. Participants will risk disqualification if they don't adhere to these guidelines.

Participants MUST print and sign this waiver to be allowed entry. Anyone under 18 MUST have their waiver signed by a PARENT or GUARDIAN.

Hackathon Sponsors


$3,493 in prizes

First Place

Pebble Time Round + ($30 Amazon/Watch Band) x 4

Second Place

Amazon Echo Dot + $30 Amazon x 4

Third Place

Audio Technicas + $10 Amazon x 4

Best Rutgers Hack

HackRU Snapback and $20 Starbucks Gift Card x 4

Funniest Hack

Pie Sakib and Horse Mask x 4

Best First Hackathon Project

Chromecast x 4

Best Solo Hack

Sennheiser Earbuds

Best Hardware Hack

Arduino x 4

Best Command Line Hack

Red Dragon Keyboard x 4

Best Use of AWS

1 TB hard drives x 4

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Swag bags with Sparkfun Redboards x 4

Best Developer Tool from Github

Octocat Statue x 4

Best Health Hack from Merck

Tablet x 4

Best Use of MongoDB

Amazon Gift Card x 4

Best Use of Edison from Intel Corp

Tablet x 4

Best Use of the Watson Cognitive APIs from IBM

Raspberry Pi3 Starter Kit x 4

Best Use of Capital One API (2)

$250 Amazon Gift Card x 4

Best Educational Hack from DonorsChoose.org

$250 Donation Credit towards teachers' projects on DonorsChoose.org x 4

Verizon Sponsorship Prize

iPad mini and tickets to Tech Crunch Destruct x 4

The Most Innovative Embedded Application from L-3 Communications

Quadcopter Drone

#HackHarassment Innovation

Fossil Q Reveler Wearable

Best Use of Twilio API

Technomancer Hoodies

IoT Princeton Presentation from New Brunswick Office of Innovation

Winner gets the chance to present at NJTC's Internet of Things competition at Princeton University on April 26th to a panel of Venture Capital and Angel Investors.

New Brunswick Mayor's Prizes (7)

Winners whose hacks/ solutions can benefit residents of New Brunswick get the opportunity to meet the Mayor of New Brunswick and share their ideas for using tech to improve quality of life for residents of the City.

Last year's winners have 3 projects current either completed or in production for the city right now.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


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Judging Criteria

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