sunhacks strives to build a community around technology and contribute to the explosively growing community that consists of hackers from all around the world. We especially focus on allowing students unfamiliar with the community to have a chance to experience hacker culture but also be guided into hackathons with the intent to spark their curiosity and fuel their wildest project ideas. 


We welcome all students (or students that have graduated within the calendar year) that will be 18+ by November 8th!

MAX 4 people per team (no being part of multiple teams allowed)


In order to be eligible for prizes, you must submit a project here on DevPost, and also demo on Sunday at 9AM. 

Fill out the required spaces in the devpost project, don't forget to add your teammembers (you all need devpost accounts), and SUBMIT BY 8 AM.

If you have problems submitting please see an organizer (found by green shirts).

Hackathon Sponsors


$2,080 in prizes

1st Place

Edifier R1280T, MLH Medal

2nd Place

Fitbit Alta, MLH Medal

3rd Place

Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa, MLH Medal

Best IOT/Hardware Hack

Google Home Mini
IOT/Hardware refers to embedded systems, microcontrollers, home automation systems, etc. NOT Vive, Oculus, etc.

Best Virtual/Mixed/Augmented Realities Hack

Anker Premium 60W 5-Port Desktop Charger

Best Data Science Hack

Syma X5C-1 Explorers
This includes computer vision, deep learning, machine learning, artificial intelligence, etc.

Funniest Hack

HexBug Robotic Pet Fish
Make your project make us laugh!

Most Useless Hack

HexBug Robotic Pet Fish
Have an idea you know no one would buy but still wanna do it? Do it. Wow us with it's completely not ever useful abilities!
Ex: Rube Goldberg machines, pet rock, handerpants, etc.

Best Use of Amazon Technology

Sponsored by Amazon Tempe
Echo Spot

Best Rookie Hack

*To be eligible, you must have at least 2 freshman or sophomore students on your team.
Sponsored by ./SoDA
Go Pro Hero Session

Best Embedded Microcontroller Use

Raspberry Pi's and a potential interview
sponsored by Performance Software

Best use of Algolia

Casio CA-506C-5A Calculator Watch for each team member

Best use of Google Cloud Platform

Google Home Minis for each team member

Best Domain Name from

Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit for each team member

Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device

410C Dragonboard for each team member

[Weekly Challenge] Best Chat Bot using Botkit & Cisco Webex Teams

Power banks for each team member

Best use of

Hacker gear and swag from

[Weekly Challenge] Best use of Clarifai’s API

Hacker gear from Clarifai for each team member

[Weekly Challenge] Snap Kit Weekly Challenge

Spectacles by Snapchat for each team member

[Weekly Challenge] Best Social Good Hack from Fidelity

$50 Gift Cards from Fidelity for each team member

Best use of

LS20 Gaming Headsets for each team member

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Sign up as a hacker, mentor, and/or volunteer at! 


Cecilia La Place

Cecilia La Place
Director of Hacker Experience

Judging Criteria

  • Uniqueness
  • Design/UX
  • Functionality
  • Complexity
  • Usefulness

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