BoilerMake: Purdue University's largest hackathon
BoilerMake is Purdue University's largest hackathon. Over the past six years, thousands of students from across the country have come to BoilerMake. This event is for experienced hackers, newbies to technology, and everyone in between.
$14,460 in prizes
Best Water Conservation Hack
Four $125 gift cards and four waterbottles
Best Hardware Hack
Four JBL Flip 4 speakers
4 Nintendo Switch Lite, from the BoilerMake Team
4 AirPods, from the BoilerMake Team
4 JBL Flip 4 Speakers, from the BoilerMake Team
Best Design Made with Sketch
4 subscriptions to sketch
Wolfram One Award (20)
For the top 20 hacks, each member will receive a subscription to Wolfram Alpha
Direct admission into Purdue Student Startup Accelerator (2)
The Anvil is proud to give the winner direct admission into their prestigious startup accelerator, The Boiler. By being in the Boiler, the winning team will receive up to $1,500 in funding, one on one mentorship with venture capitalists and entrepreneurs, and the opportunity to present to over 100 investors / Purdue alumni in April. Past Boiler teams have raised millions of dollars from investors such as Y Combinator, been acquired by companies like Hacker Rank, and grown to large teams all around the world.
Best Domain Registered with Domain.com
Register a domain using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a Domain.com branded backpack.
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 per team member.
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.
Best Agrucultural Simulation Game from John Deere
“Today’s farmers have access to unprecedented amounts of data, enabling smarter decision-making in the field. Hundreds of data points collected every second over each operation can be analyzed to optimize yield, precisely apply nutrients, and save time and resources each season.
Our challenge is to build an agricultural simulation game. The base game should include the four basic agricultural operations (tillage, seeding, application, and harvest) and may take things like weather, soil, or other factors that could impact a farmer’s yield into account. Lemonade Stand is an example of a classic game that captures the spirit of this challenge (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemonade_Stand).
Come find us at our booth for more information about how the agricultural industry uses advanced sensors, machine learning, and cutting-edge software for more ideas to potentially include in your hack.”
Julien San Diego
Creativity of the hack
Usage of API