VCU's 3rd annual Hackathon!

RamHacks is a 24-hour hackathon extravaganza where all are welcome. Yes, that means those with serious coding skills as well as programming newbies. Take the chance to collaboratively design and implement a software and/or hardware application of your choosing.

Are you ready to ignite your hacking spirit in this no-creative-boundaries competition?

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Prizes

$6,040 in prizes

1st Place

1st Place Overall

2nd Place

2nd Place Overall

3rd Place

3rd Place Overall

Most innovative use of Alexa Skills Kit from Altria

Most innovative use of Alexa Skills Kit - can be implementation of existing skills, or creation of original ones

Best use of Jenkins from CloudBees

CloudBees Challenge - awarded to the team who makes best use of Jenkins during their hackathon coding! (same as last year; the winning team also happened to win the overall ;)

Best Validation of Health Care Claims from Verscend Technologies, Inc.

Develop a capability to validate, adjust and submit health care claims to Federal government for revenue reimbursements and compliance. Criteria includes accuracy and speed of processing.
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Best use of Capital One API from Capital One

For the best use of our Capital One Nessie API, we will award one team with out prize. The judging will be based on creativity, technical complexity, and degree to which the API was integrated.

Best Visualization of SAR Data from Accenture Federal Services

The Department of Education uses the information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine students’ eligibility for federal student aid. Students receive their eligibility determination results through the Student Aid Report (SAR). We are asking you to develop a product (i.e. interactive report, web application, mobile application, etc.) to improve the presentation of the information provided on the existing SAR.

Manipulating Objects in Augmented Reality from Mapcom Systems, LLC

Manipulating Objects in Augmented Reality: Using augmented reality (AR), produce software simulating the manipulation of objects in a practical way such as creating a game of tic-tac-toe, connect four, or other simplistic board or child’s game. Take the exercise a step further by simulating the manipulation (plugging and unplugging) of “patch cords” in a switch, router or other optical device used for signal routing. Take the entire project to a new level by simulating the interaction of virtual with non-virtual objects.

Best Integration of a Microservice from CapTech Consulting

“Best Integration of a Microservice”

- Teams should design and code an appropriate portion of their project as an independently packaged and deployable API.
- This API portion should be packaged into its own Docker image and run inside its own Docker container, separate from other portions of your application. (https://www.docker.com/)
- Other parts of your project should communicate with the service via HTTP using JSON, XML or plain-text payloads.
- The service should be designed in a REST-ful style, in other words, it should expose "resources" to clients, and respond to generic HTTP methods like GET, PUT, POST, etc.

Detect the Sub-Image! from Elephant Insurance

Description: Given a sizeable list of both images and sub-images, match each sub-image with its corresponding image

Judging Criteria: 1) Each sub-image must be correctly matched with the correct image 2) The team that completes step #1 in the shortest amount of time will be the winner

Best Use of Data from Snagajob

The snagajob reward will be for the hack that makes the best use of data. It could be a good data engineering implementation, an innovative way to collection data from users, using data science to drive the hack, or any other data use or manipulation. The data could be text, numeric or image data.

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Develop a project that helps users better understand their digital footprint or control their personal data.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Attendees must be enrolled in a college or university, and must agree to the MLH Code of Conduct. Are you a UX enthusiast with design on the brain and art in your heart? Maybe you’ve got mad business skills and an entrepreneurial spirit? This event is about so much more than programming, so register!

How to enter

Sign up here!

Judges

Timo Selvaraj

Timo Selvaraj

Rahul Tapadiya

Rahul Tapadiya

Frankie Moffett

Frankie Moffett

Wietze de Vries

Wietze de Vries

Andy Pemberton

Andy Pemberton

Gaurav Chawla

Gaurav Chawla

Kile Niklawski

Kile Niklawski

Cary Zhou

Cary Zhou

Anthony Pinheiro

Anthony Pinheiro

Buck Helmke

Buck Helmke

Jack Hughes

Jack Hughes

David Brumfield

David Brumfield

Obie Quelland

Obie Quelland

Zak Brown

Zak Brown

Rick Jones

Rick Jones
UPS Freight

Bill Gunn

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    How creative is the hack?
  • Difficulty
    How technically difficult is the hack?
  • Buisness Viability
    How viable is the hack as a product?