Join HopHacks for 36 hours of coding, hardware hacking, free food and swag!

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.

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Eligibility

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.

Requirements

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.

Judges

Margaret Roth

Margaret Roth
Yet Analytics

Steve Marra

Steve Marra
Associate Teaching Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Dan Roche

Dan Roche
JHTV Mentor in Residence

John Lane Schultz

John Lane Schultz
Spread Concepts

Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen
JHMI Technology Innovation Center

Peter Fröhlich

Peter Fröhlich
JHU CS Professor

Mehrdad Zadeh

Mehrdad Zadeh
JHU/Kettering Professor

Judging Criteria

  • Polish
    Judges will rate how polished your product and code looks, so make sure you submit the neat stuff!
  • Usefulness
    Judges will rate how well your product fills its intended need.
  • Creativity
    Judge will rate how unique and innovative your idea is.
  • Technical Difficulty
    Judges will rate how advanced your design and execution is, so don't be modest!