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.

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Prizes

$14,460 in prizes

Best Water Conservation Hack

Four $125 gift cards and four waterbottles

Best Hardware Hack

Four JBL Flip 4 speakers

1st Prize

4 Nintendo Switch Lite, from the BoilerMake Team

2nd Prize

4 AirPods, from the BoilerMake Team

3rd Prize

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.”

Judges

Nathan Ashta

Nathan Ashta

Mason Wesolek

Mason Wesolek

Pallav Aragwal

Pallav Aragwal

Romil Havewala

Romil Havewala

Max Lin

Max Lin

Iris Yuan

Iris Yuan

Viraat Das

Viraat Das

CJ Enright

CJ Enright

Harshitha Janardan

Harshitha Janardan

Murugan Dhanushkodi

Murugan Dhanushkodi

Peter Kfoury

Peter Kfoury

Polymnia Nicolaou

Polymnia Nicolaou

Julien San Diego

Julien San Diego

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity of the hack
  • Implementation
  • Usage of API
  • Marketability/Presentability