Hey Hackers, We the team at Hoya Hacks have put together the most unique hackathon for this upcoming seasons. Our focus this year is all about hacking for social good, with emphasis on climate change. We are so excited to be hosting the fifth iteration of Hoya Hacks!

We hope to see you there! Hoya Haxa!

Note: Please do NOT register on Devpost unless you've previously registered via our Google Form.


Friday, January 31st:

5:00 PM Check-in Great Room
7:00 PM Kickoff Great Room
7:15 PM Key Note Speaker: Cherian Thomas Great Room
8:00 PM Team Formation Great Room
9:00 PM Dinner Herman Room
12:00 AM Midnight Snacks + MiniEvent Herman Room

Saturday, February 1st

9:30 AM Breakfast Herman Room
10:00 AM GU Women Coders Plot.Ly Visualizations Social Room
11:45 AM TEAM CHECK-IN Great Room
1:00 PM Lunch Herman Room
2:00 PM Workshop Campus-wide
4:00 PM Pie Eating Social Room
5:00 PM Movie + Karaoke Social Room
7:00 PM Dinner Herman Room
8:00 PM King Tetris Social Room
12:00 AM Midnight Snacks + Dance Party Herman Room

Sunday, February 2nd

8:30 AM Project Submissions Social Room
9:00 AM Breakfast Herman Room
9:00 AM Judges Breakfast and Meeting Great Room
9:45 AM Judging Great Room
11:00 AM Judges Convene Social Room
12:00 PM Closing Ceremonies -- Prizes Great Room
1:00 PM Go home + Snacks Herman Room



You must be enrolled at an university or college (graduate or undergraduate). Unfortunately, we cannot accept high school students.

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$1,900 in prizes

First Place

Second Place

Third Place

Amazon Echo (2)

Best UiPath Automation Hack

Build an automation hack using UiPath! Each winning team member will receive a UiPath/MLH Branded Backpack and an opportunity to interview for a UiPath Internship in 2020 with high recommendation!

Skip the internship line with UiPath and a UiPath/MLH Branded Backpack

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Domain.com provides all the domain services you need from registration to hosting to SSL certificates and beyond. Each hacker will receive a FREE domain name and year of domain privacy from Domain.com for their project this weekend!

Domain.com Backpacks

Best use of Google Cloud

Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: g.co/cloud. Each winning team member will receive a Google Home Mini.

Prize! Google Home Mini

Best use of Blockstack

Create an app using the Blockstack Platform. Each winning team member will receive a pair of Apple BeatsX Earphones. The opportunity with Blockstack doesn't end with the event. Any app built with Blockstack during a hackathon that successfully registers for the App Mining program will receive an additional $200 reward.
Prize! BeatsX Headphones

Best use of MongoDB Atlas

Create a hack using MongoDB Atlas to host a database in the cloud! Automate the provisioning and deployment process with ease, while focusing all your efforts on your hack. Projects built using MongoDB Atlas will be eligible to win an AirCharge Plus.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Joshua Meredith

Joshua Meredith
Senior Project Manager, Hoya Hacks

Judd Nicholson

Judd Nicholson
Vice President for Information Technology and CIO, Georgetown University

Ashok Chandrasekaran

Ashok Chandrasekaran
Scrum Master at VitalWare: Making the Business of Healthcare Easier

Aldo Taboada

Aldo Taboada
Senior Information Technology Manager - Cybersecurity and Global Support at National Democratic Institute (NDI)

Bayo Oresegun

Bayo Oresegun
Azure Solution Specialist, Microsoft

John Henry Steitz, II

John Henry Steitz, II
Associate Director for Classroom Support and Systems at Georgetown University CETS

Linda Buckley

Linda Buckley
Associate VP, Office of the CIO at Georgetown University

Marcio Gouvea Rosas

Marcio Gouvea Rosas
Project Manager-Tech & Informatics- Georgetown University

Maura Imparato

Maura Imparato
IT Manager and Leader, Educator

Ted O'Keefe

Ted O'Keefe
Strategic Technology Advisor, Verizon Business Federal Network Systems

Terry Yarbrough

Terry Yarbrough
President | Owner - Advanced Program Analytics, LLC

Wes Lewis

Wes Lewis
Lead Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

Jason Clock

Jason Clock

Judging Criteria

  • Software

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