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


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Christopher Gu
Co-Director of PickHacks

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Luis Ocampo
Co-Director of PickHacks

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?