HopHacks is the bi-annual hackathon hosted at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

HopHacks is the bi-annual hackathon hosted at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. This event brings engineers, designers, and entrepreneurs together to explore new ideas, compete for prizes, and create amazing applications. For 36 hours, students work in teams of up to 4 to bring a software or hardware idea to life. This year, HopHacks will be happening virtually through Discord and Zoom. Apply on our website (link below), and you will receive the Discord invite link upon acceptance.

Teams start working on their hacks (at 9:00 PM) after the Friday evening kickoff event and continue working until Sunday morning (9:00 AM). All submissions MUST be made on Devpost.

All of the prizes, including sponsored prizes, will be judged and announced at the presentation.

See more at https://www.hophacks.com.

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Prizes

$26,584 in prizes

Hacking - First Place Overall

Awarded to the team with the highest overall score from the judges ($1024).

Hacking - Second Place Overall

Awarded to the team with the second highest overall score from the judges ($768).

Hacking - Third Place Overall

Awarded to the team with the third highest overall score from the judges ($512).

Hacking - Fourth Place Overall

Awarded to the team with the fourth highest overall score from the judges ($384).

Hacking - Fifth Place Overall

Awarded to the team with the second highest overall score from the judges ($256).

Hacking - Runner Up (5)

Awarded to the remaining finalist teams with the sixth to tenth highest overall score, in no particular order, from the judges ($128).

Winners of DigitalOcean (10)

Winning teams will receive DigitalOcean credit.

Winner of FastForward U (FFU)

FFU will be giving away $500 to one team* interested in continuing their HopHacks project! *At least one member of the team must be a JHU student.

Best Use of Google Cloud - Use any Google Cloud product (2)

Google Cloud branded backpack, water bottle, and trophy (first place team); Google Nest Minis (second place team)

Best Use of Google Cloud - COVID-19 Hackathon Fund (3)

Select projects may receive an invitation to apply to the Google Cloud COVID-19 hackathon fund awarding up to $5,000 in cloud credits and guidance from Google developers.

Best Healthcare Hack (Siemens Healthineers) (2)

Bose Frames Audio Sunglasses for each team member

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! Each hacker will also receive a Domain.com backpack.

Best Application to Support Philanthropic Goals (Bloomberg)

The winning team will receive mini video projectors.
Criteria: Aims to help people and improve lives; Technical difficulty; Technical polish

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Terrance MacGregor

Terrance MacGregor
ByteLion

Joshua Reiter

Joshua Reiter
ApplicationsOnline

Peter Fröhlich

Peter Fröhlich
FAST LTA

Chris Pitman

Chris Pitman
RedHat

Bhushan Bhatt

Bhushan Bhatt
Verizon

Ali Soylu

Ali Soylu
JHIT

Sinan Ozdemir

Sinan Ozdemir
Directly

Tony Dahbura

Tony Dahbura
JHU ISI

Pranav Sathyanarayanan

Pranav Sathyanarayanan
Google

Kerrie Carden

Kerrie Carden
FastForwardU

Kirk Sabnani

Kirk Sabnani
JHIT

David Troy

David Troy
410Labs

Mansur Shomali

Mansur Shomali
WellDoc

Sam Batista

Sam Batista
Big Huge Games

Nick Culbertson

Nick Culbertson
Protenus

Christopher Sean Morrison

Christopher Sean Morrison
BRL-CAD

Kathy Dougan

Kathy Dougan
Northrop Grumman

Judging Criteria

  • Polish
    Judges will rate how polished your product and code looks, so make sure you submit the neat stuff!
  • Usefulness
    Judges will rate how well your product fills its intended need.
  • Creativity
    Judges will rate how unique and innovative your idea is.
  • Technical Skill
    Judges will rate how advanced your design and execution is, so don't be modest!