BrickHack: RIT's premiere collegiate hackathon. February 11th ignites a weekend devoted to 400 designers and coders sinking 24 hours into building and creating. Mentors and industry representatives will also join the fray to lend expertise, and share wisdom. Expect food, swag, and timeless brick-laden memories.

You must register at


You must be a registered participant of BrickHack in order to qualify. You must also be over the age of 18 and a current student or be within one year of your graduation date if you have already graduated.


At least on person from your team must be at the judging fair in order for your submission to be considered.

Judging will happen in person on Sunday Feb. 12, 2017.

Hackathon Sponsors


$13,240 in prizes

Best Use of Real Time Network Communication - Datto

$500 Amazon Gift Card for the team

Best Use of Microsoft Technology

To qualify for the Best Use of Microsoft Technology prize, hackers need to incorporate at least one of the following products/services into their project:
• HoloLens
• Kinect
• Microsoft API, including, but not limited to:
o Office 365
o Cognitive Services
o Bing
• Microsoft Azure cloud, including, but not limited to:
o Machine learning
o Virtual machines
o Webhosting
o Databases
• Microsoft Band
• Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app"

Best Use of Watson IoT platform on Bluemix - IBM

Apple Watch for each member of the team.

Most creative use of the UPS APIs

UPS backpacks with bluetooth speakers, shirts, water bottles and other assorted UPS swag.

Build Something Awesome using the SparkPost API

Use the SparkPost API to send an email or receive an email and perform an action via inbound domains and relay webhooks.

$500 in Amazon or Visa Giftcards.

SNAP (Sapient Nitro Accelerated Prototyping) Award

Best use of our ideation theme.

Best Design

Criteria available at

One-year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud

Best Mobile

Fire HD Tablets

Best Web

Chromecast + Amazon Echo Dot

Best Game

Wacom tablets

Best Newbie

Arduino Uno Starter Kit

Best Health

MOOV NOW + Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones

Best Hardware

Particle Maker Kit

Best reverse engineering app

WiFi Pineapple


Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment! Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment. Members of the winning team receive Hack Harassment Battery Packs!

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

1 TB Hard Drives

Best Domain Name from Swag Bags

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Participants must be attending the physical event to join and submit a project. Simply register and submit.


Zach Latta

Zach Latta
Executive Director of Hack Club

Dan Schneiderman

Dan Schneiderman
FOSS Researcher and Community Liaison - RIT

Deborah LaBelle

Deborah LaBelle
Lecturer - RIT

Jeff Jockel

Jeff Jockel
Visiting Lecturer - RIT

Remy DeCausemaker

Remy DeCausemaker
Open Source Community Manager at Hillary for America

Justin Loucks

Justin Loucks

Chris Horn

Chris Horn
Friendly technologist & leader who loves programming

Bill Klingensmith

Bill Klingensmith

David Brenner

David Brenner

More coming soon!

More coming soon!

Judging Criteria

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    All decisions made by judges are final.

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