Hacklahoma is an annual 24-hour hackathon hosted by students at the University of Oklahoma. Our goal is to create a collaborative environment for students of all backgrounds, experience levels, and majors to express their creative and innovative visions.  We are excited to host our fifth-annual event in a hybrid fashion this year. That means that you can attent virtually or in-person! We are happy to provide a safe and fun experience for hackers.

Check out our website for more information: https://2021.hacklahoma.org 
Register at https://register.hacklahoma.org


All projects and source code must be submitted to Devpost by 12:00pm CST on Sunday, February 13th, 2021.  We also highly encourage hackers to submit a video/presentation demonstrating their projects for judges to review.

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$3,732 in prizes

First Place: Oculus Quest 2

Second Place: Airpod Pros

Third Place: Mini Projector

Best Hardware Hack: Arduino Kit

Best Theme: 3D Puzzle Box

Best Beginner: Bluetooth Speaker and Portable Charger (2)

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Register a .Tech domain name using Domain.com during the weekend for your chance to win a PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger for you and each member of your team! Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. The more creative the domain the better!

Best Use of Google Cloud

Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: g.co/cloud. Winners located in the US will receive a Google Cloud Swag Bag complete with a beanie, pillow, journal, socks & lanyards. Winners outside of the US will receive a Google branded backpack.

Best Use of MATLAB

MATLAB and Simulink are computation tools used at more than 5,000 institutions worldwide. Use their software in your next hack to win some exclusive MathWorks swag including a MathWorks branded cinch bag, pair of socks, baseball cap, stylus pen & deck of cards! You can also claim a free MATLAB software license to get started.

Best Blockchain Project Using Hedera

Hedera is a next generation blockchain technology that’s accessible from familiar programming languages like Java and JavaScript. Their goal? To make Web3 development even more accessible to hackers like you! Build a project on Hedera's test network for a chance to win amazing Glorious Modular Compact Mechanical Keyboards for you and your team!

Most Creative Use of Twilio

Twilio allows you to incorporate mobile messaging, phone calls and a ton of other awesome communication features right into your hackathon project using a web service API. Are you building an e-commerce website and want to send text notifications or email confirmations once an order is completed? Or maybe you'd like to verify users based on their mobile numbers? Twilio makes all this possible and more. Build a hack that simplifies your life using any Twilio API for a chance to win some awesome prizes! Get started with $50 in free credit!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


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Judging Criteria

  • Creativity/Individuality
    How is your project unique to you? How does it stand out from other projects that are at Hacklahoma, or already out in the world?
  • Technical Difficulty
    Does it seem feasible that the project was able to be completed in 24 hours? Does the project seem like it was too difficult, too simple?
  • Learning
    Did you push yourself or minimize your skills and effort? Did you overcome any challenges or did you do it with your eyes closed? The risks you took play a big role here.
  • Presentation
    Did you display a presentation or explanation that clearly demonstrates your project, its features, and how well you meet the above criteria?
  • Code Submission
    Did you submit your source code?
  • Overall Execution
    Overall, how does your project compare to the other projects given the above criteria?

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