36 hours. 300 students. One unforgettable weekend.

PickHacks, the premier hackathon at Missouri S&T is scheduled for March 1-3, 2019 at the Havener Center in Rolla, MO. Over the course of 36 hours, the top innovators and game changers in the Midwest will come together to solve problems in the sports and athletics industry.

Hacking will begin directly after the opening ceremony (8:00 PM) and continue until Sunday morning (8:00 AM). All submissions must be made on DevPost, and teams must be present at the event to be eligible for prizes. 

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Eligibility

Students enrolled in high school or college are allowed to participate. Teams are a maximum of 4 people.

Judges

Christopher Gu

Christopher Gu
PickHacks of Co-Director

Luis Ocampo

Luis Ocampo
PickHacks of Co-Director

Nicole Goetz

Nicole Goetz
PickHacks Advisor

Allison Chan

Allison Chan
PickHacks Board Member

Jose Alega

Jose Alega
PickHacks Board Member

Alan Troung

Alan Troung
PickHacks Board Member

LanChau LeTran

LanChau LeTran
PickHacks Board Member

Dylan Burr

Dylan Burr
PickHacks Board Member

Kevin Schoonover

Kevin Schoonover
ACM President

Anna Pankiewicz

Anna Pankiewicz
ACM-W President

Todd Drury

Todd Drury
Head Football Coach

Andy Ball

Andy Ball
Assistant Football Coach

Mackenzie Long

Mackenzie Long
S&T Assistant Volleyball Coach

Robert Cummings

Robert Cummings
Head Men's Soccer Coach

Amy West

Amy West
Head Women's Golf Coach

Heinrich Thomas

Heinrich Thomas
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
    Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount? This is the most important criterion that your hack will be judged upon for the general prizes.
  • Originality
    Is the hack more than just another generic social/mobile/local app? Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
  • Polish
    Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well designed?
  • Usefulness
    Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?