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. 

View full rules

Prizes

$50,672 in prizes

1st Place | PickHacks

Each winning team member will receive $500 DigitalOcean Credit, MLH Finalist Medals, and first choice from the following: iPad Mini 4, XBOX One S, GoPro HERO7 White.

2nd Place | PickHacks

Each winning team member will receive $250 DigitalOcean Credit, MLH Finalist Medals, and second choice from the following: iPad Mini 4, XBOX One S, GoPro HERO7 White.

3rd Place | PickHacks

Each winning team member will receive $125 DigitalOcean Credit, MLH Finalist Medals, and third choice from the following: iPad Mini 4, XBOX One S, GoPro HERO7 White.

Most Unforgettable Hack

Each winning team member will receive a Tile Sport Bluetooth Tracker.

Best Data Hack

Each winning team member will receive a Fitbit Charge 3.

Best Rookie Hack

Your team must have never competed in a hackathon to be eligible for this prize. Each winning team member will receive an Amazon Echo Dot (Gen 3).

Best Female Hack

Presented by Missouri S&T ACM-W.
Your team must at least half female hackers to be eligible for this prize.
Each winning team member will receive a DJI Tello Drone w/ Controller.

Best High School Hack

Presented by Missouri S&T ACM-W.
Your team must must all be high schoolers to be eligible for this prize.
Each winning team member will receive a Kano Computer Kit.

Best Nutritional Hack (Panera Bread)

Hack must involve some sort of nutritional data under the theme of athletics.
Each winning team member will receive an offer for a paid internship with Panera Bread form May 29 – Aug 16th.

Best Health Hack (Express Scripts)

Express Scripts is looking for innovative healthcare solutions that are powered by technology. Winning ideas redefine our experience to enable patients to live healthier lives. Each winning team member will receive a Sphero Bolt App-Enabled Robot.

Most Fun Hack (Centene Corporation)

Details coming soon.
Each winning team member will receive an Echo Spot.

Best Human Centered Design (UI/UX) (Enterprise Holdings)

Details coming soon.
Each winning team member will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card.

The Wolfram Award (Top 10) (10)

Presented by Wolfram.
Each team member of the top 10 teams will receive a year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition plus a one-year subscription to Wolfram|Alpha Pro.

Best Hack/Website submitted on a .TECH domain

Presented by .TECH domains.

Each winning team member will receive a $200 Amazon Gift Voucher.

Best User Interface

Presented by Sketch.
Each winning team member will receive a Sketch License.

Best Use of Snap Kit

Presented by Snapchat.
Each winning team member will receive a Casio Calculator Watch.

Best Use of Google Cloud Platform

Presented by Google Cloud Platform.
Each winning team member will receive a Google Home Mini.

Best Domain registered with Domain.com

Presented by Domain.com.
Each winning team member will receive a Raspberry Pi + PiHut Essentials Kit.

Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device

Presented by Qualcomm.
Each winning team member will receive a Dragonboard 410C.

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?