The University of Missouri's Largest Hackathon and Programming Competition

 

This Year: Constructing Connections

From fake news detection, to social networking, to tracking personal data, the role of tech in media is becoming increasingly important. This year TigerHacks is partnering with the University of Missouri Reynolds Journalism Institute to focus on new approaches to communicating, connecting, and influencing people.

Teams will be awarded prizes for innovative projects in the field of media and journalism. This multidisciplinary collaboration has the potential for a truly unique hackathon experience, and we know that the ideas will be stronger than ever!

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Prizes

$7,302 in prizes

Overall - 1st Place

Each team member gets first pick of one of the following: 4 Nintendo Switches with Zelda, $1024 cash to split, and 4 Amazon Echos.

Overall - 2nd Place

Each team member gets second pick of one of the following: 4 Nintendo Switches with Zelda, $1024 cash to split, and 4 Amazon Echos.

Overall - 3rd Place

Each team member gets second pick of one of the following: 4 Nintendo Switches with Zelda, $1024 cash to split, and 4 Amazon Echos.

Microsoft 1st Place - Surface Books

Microsoft sponsored prize awarded for best use of the Microsoft Graph API. First place team will receive 2 surface books.

Microsoft 2nd Place - Drones

Microsoft sponsored prize awarded for best use of the Microsoft Graph API. Second place team will receive drones.

Rookie of the Year

Best project made by first-time hackathon participants. 4 x $128 Amazon giftcards.

Amazon Echo Dot (2)

Sponsored by Veterans United

GoPro Hero Kits

Sponsored by Carfax

Powerbeats Wireless Headphones

Sponsored by Centene

Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device

410C Dragonboard for each team member

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

$250 Amazon Web Services Credit

Best website submitted on a .tech domain

$250 Amazon Gift Cards

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Dale Musser

Dale Musser
Associate Teaching Professor, University of Missouri

Mike McKean

Mike McKean
Associate Professor - MU School of Journalism

Dan Silver

Dan Silver
Software Engineer - Microsoft

Jim Ries

Jim Ries
Software Architect - Veterans United & Computer Science Instructor - MU

Aaron Scantlin

Aaron Scantlin
Security Analyst - University of Missouri

Nick Wergeles

Nick Wergeles
Instructor, University of Missouri

Conner Ruhl

Conner Ruhl
Software Engineer - Carfax

George Robb

George Robb
System Administrator, University of Missouri

Judging Criteria

  • Innovation in the field of Media & Journalism
    Does this hack solve a real problem?
  • Technical Difficulty
    Was this hack challenging to make?
  • Execution
    Is the project functional?
  • Design
    Is the hack pleasant and usable?
  • Impact
    Does this project have the potential to make an impact?