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Channel your crazy ideas to reality, regardless of whether you are a first-time coder or have 20 years of Android development experience. TAMUhack is the place to think, try, break and create. Hang out with us this one weekend in the heart of Aggieland to find out the limits of your creativity. All types of projects are welcome, and we'll be providing support for anything you want to build!


Must be over 18 years of age to participate, and currently enrolled in college/university. High school hackers are allowed if approved beforehand, and based on our policy (noted on our website).


Each team submission must attach a YouTube link no longer than 3 minutes.

Hackathon Sponsors


$34,966 in prizes

TAMUhack 2021 Grand Prize

Dual Monitors

TAMUhack 2021 Second Place Prize

iPad (Latest Generation)

TAMUhack 2021 Third Place Prize

Oculus Quest 2

Best Beginner Hack

Congratulations for competing in your first hackathon! Best hack created by first-time hackers at TAMUhack (team must have at least 2 first-timers to qualify).
AirPods Pro to each member of the team.

Best Hardware Hack

Best hack that involves hardware usage/integration.
Rasberry Pi 4 to each member of the team.

Best UI/UX

In the world of hacking and engineering, a product must not only work well, but also provide the best user experience possible - design and usability goes a long way! Best hack that demonstrates clear design and usability intentions.
Logitech MX Master 2S + Hard Case to each team member.

Hacker Favorite

JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth Speaker

American Airlines Challenge (3)

Thousands of people fly American each and every day. This awesome responsibility opens the door to incredible opportunities. Help us elevate the customer travel experience, boost operational efficiences and employee performance (baggage handling, gate agents, etc.), or enhance American's brand image with your innovative hacks!

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Each team member from the top three teams will receive prizes according to the following:

1st Place - 75,000 miles, one round trip international
2nd Place - 50,000 miles, one round trip in the US
3rd Place - 25,000 miles, one round trip in the US

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Challenge

At Hewlett Packard Enterprise we believe in being a force for good and making bold moves. Our culture defines us as a company; how we act, how we treat others, and how we conduct business. Our culture is more than words on page. You create our culture and bring it to life.We are looking for a hack that helps put these beliefs into action. Create a solution to a social, health, or environmental issue facing your community and serves as a force for good. Solving problems facing our communities is what we do. Our customers' challenges inspire us to advance technology and create solutions - their success is our success.
Challenge Parameters.
•We are looking for a hack that exemplifies being a force for good. Solve a health, social, or environmental issue facing your community.
•HPE is transforming how people interact with technology. Projects that showcase how customers would interact with your solution, or how it could be deployed as a service is encouraged.
•HPE covers it all – Edge to Cloud – so keep in mind that your solution space isn’t limited.

Winners will be awarded a Raspberry Pi 4 Kit

Dell Technologies Challenge (2)

Dell Technologies is a leader in the work from home initiative. Think about the classes you are in; the students/faculty members you work with, or who work with one another; the data generated, transmitted, or received from the various devices used throughout the pandemic. Consider the problems that have risen from the new way in which we work, learn, communicate, and protect ourselves (as well as personal/device data). Provide a solution to such an issue in which you have seen and/or experienced in the past 8-ish months that would make a positive impact on the vast majority of people working from home.
Each member of the winning teams will receive an exclusive Dell Technologies swag pack!!

Capital One Challenge "Best Financial Hack"

$200 Amazon gift card for each member on the team

echoAR Challenge

echoAR is a cloud platform for augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) that provides tools and server-side infrastructure to help developers & companies quickly build and deploy 3D apps. We are excited to offer this sponsorship package to you and to participants of you hackathon so they can benefit from a faster and simpler development process for AR/VR apps, including those aimed at solving COVID-19 related challenges. The best project that uses our plaform will win a $50 Amazon gift card for the team and a 3-month free Business Tier access to echoAR for each team member. Selected projects will also be featured on our "Inspiration" Page.

Best Use of Google Cloud Challenge (2)

First Place Prize: Each team member will win a GCP Patagonia Backpack and a GCP water bottle or if you are competing internationally a choice of a Patagonia backpack or Patagonia tote

Second Place Prize:Each team member will win a Parkland Backpack (International team members too!)

Other Top Finalists: Members will win Reserval Google Pillow, Google Cloud Beanie, Google Cloud socks, Google Cloud journal, and a Google Cloud lanyard

1517 Fund Challenge (2)

1517 Fund loves to work with founders at the earliest stages and invest in outstanding projects. Two of the best projects will each receive a $1,000 grant from 1517 Fund to continue further pursuing your project!

PIMCO Challenge (3)

For nearly 50 years, PIMCO has worked relentlessly to help millions of investors around the world pursue their financial goals while navigating market change. Our growing technology team plays a crucial role in that mission by building and improving applications that the firm uses to support our clients on the path to meeting their goals.
For this challenge, we'd like to see Hacks that encourage good financial behavior and help to set individuals up for success in meting their financial goals. Whether you choose to focus on saving, investing, building credit, financial literacy, or anything else you can dream up, from our perspective, when you combine finance with technology, the sky's the limit.

Winners will receive a $40 Amazon + $25 Uber Eats gift codes

Best Domain Registered with

Register a .tech, .space, or .online domain name using during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger & Backpack.

Best Hardware Hack Sponsored by Digi-Key (2)

Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with an embedded Arduino compatible board. 1 prize for each winning team member with 2 winning teams per event!

Best CockroachDB Hack

Build your hackathon project on CockroachDB's open source and indestructible SQL database. Utilize CockroachDB in your hack for a chance to win a 3D printing pen for each team member. What's more, ALL projects submitted that use CockroachDB will receive a free t-shirt!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


An Awesome Judging Panel!

Judging Criteria

  • Design
    How clean it looks, the UX / UI aspect of the project.
  • Technical Difficulty & Implementation
    How hard it is to build - did you just throw some APIs together, or create a new, novel application?
  • Innovation & Application
    The creativeness of the idea and how big of a problem it could solve.
  • The X-factor
    The indescribable awesomeness of the project.

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