HackRiddle is Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's premier collegiate hackathon held in Daytona Beach, FL.

Held on the beautiful campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in bright and sunny Daytona Beach, Florida, this hackathon is guaranteed to be a unique experience for all attendees. Our event partners represent big players in the aviation and aerospace industry, not to mention all kinds of software startups from Florida's rapidly growing Space Coast economy. HackRiddle just so happens to be an MLH Member Event, which entitles you to a whole host of perks and benefits just for showing up. Learn more here: https://mlh.io/about

You'll be competing against students from the smallest private universities and students from some of the largest, most well-respected universities in the entire country.

Last year, HackRiddle awarded over $2000 worth of prizes and received more than 30 project submissions in our first 24-hour hackathon. Come back this year for a bigger, better, and unbelievably innovative hacking experience like never before.

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Prizes

$5,400 in prizes

1st Place

First choice of a prize from our event prize pool, which includes Snapchat Spectacles, Das Keyboards, and more!

2nd Place

Second choice of a prize from our event prize pool, which includes Snapchat Spectacles, Das Keyboards, and more!

3rd Place

Third choice of a prize from our event prize pool, which includes Snapchat Spectacles, Das Keyboards, and more!

Best Aviation/Aerospace Hack

The award for the project that best represents innovation in the field of aviation and aerospace. Winner of this category will receive a Wi-Fi enabled FPV drone.

Rockwell Collins Choice (2)

This is the project that is selected as most innovative by representatives of Rockwell-Collins.

Best First-Timer Hack

This is the prize awarded to the best project submitted by a team of first-time hackers.

Best Hardware Hack

The award for the project selected by the judges as the best project utilizing hardware at a meaningful level. Winners will receive a hardware kit!

Best Information Security Hack

Provided by ERAU IT Security Services, this is the award for the project selected by the judges as the best project that promotes or supports information security practices in academic, professional, or personal life. Winners will receive an Amazon Echo (2017)!

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

$250 AWS Credit

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit

Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device

410C Dragonboard for each team member

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Registration for HackRiddle 2017 is no longer available, and submissions are only available to those that have pre-registered.

Judges

Amy Monaham

Amy Monaham
STEM Specialist at Volusia County Schools

Wes Milks

Wes Milks
Principal Technical Director at Virtual Heroes, a Division of Applied Research Associates

Leo Ghelarducci

Leo Ghelarducci
PhD Student / Instructor for EGR101 at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

William Layne

William Layne
Software Engineer at Boeing, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Alumbus

Sean Thomas

Sean Thomas
IT Security Services, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Vaibhav Singhal

Vaibhav Singhal
Sr. Software Engineer at Rockwell Collins

Mike Repko

Mike Repko
Engineering Manager at Rockwell Collins

Judging Criteria

  • Overview
    Projects will be judged based on a variety of factors. This might include the technical complexity of your project, the depth of your idea, and more.