BrickHack: RIT's premiere collegiate hackathon. April 18th ignites a weekend devoted to 400 designers and coders sinking 24 hours into building and creating. Mentors and industry representatives will also join the fray to lend expertise, and share wisdom. The event will span 3 floors of the GCCIS' atrium, for a multi-tiered hacking experience. Expect food, swag, and timeless brick-laden memories.

Hackathon Sponsors


$10,800 in prizes

Best Domain Name

$150 in Namecheap credit!

Best Use of the DigitalOcean API

One team will take home $200 in DigitalOcean credit and a $50 AMEX gift card (up to 3 people on a team).

Best Use of the Spotify API (2)

Spotify will be awarding the team with the best use of the Spotify API!

Best Design

codeRIT is giving a Bamboo Tablet to the team with the best visual design in their hack.

Best Use of Twilio

Twilio is giving away Phonejoy gamepads to the team who does something really awesome with the Twilio API!

Best Health Hack

codeRIT is giving away Pebbles to the team with best health-related hack!

Best Use of AWS

MLH will award the team with the best use of Amazon Web Storage with free SSDs!

Best Hardware Hack

codeRIT is giving away LED Matricies to the team with best hardware hack!

Best Mobile Hack

codeRIT is giving away Spheros to the team that creates the best mobile app!

EMC Innovation Excellence Award

EMC will be giving out a prize to the team that showcases their innovation first.

Best Web Hack

codeRIT will be awarding the team with the best web hack Nexus 7 tablets!

Most Creative Use of Bose SoundTouch API

Bose will be awarding the team that best leverages the SoundTouch API with Bose SoundTouch 20 speakers!

Best Game

codeRIT's bestowing Leap Motions to the team with the best game!

Datto Sponsor Prize

Best Newbie

Makey Makey's to best newbie hack! Newbies must be first-time hackers. Courtesy of codeRIT.

Best Pebble Hack

MLH is giving away Pebble Steels to the team that builds the best Pebble hack!

Best Android Hack

3 LG G watches to the best Android hack! Courtesy of Google.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Must be attending the physical event to join and submit a project. Simply register and submit.


Eric Willis

Eric Willis
Fearless engineer at Flickr.

Greg Koberger

Greg Koberger
Founder of

Ian Mikutel

Ian Mikutel
Founder of

Brandon Littell

Brandon Littell
Software Engineer at Microsoft

Colden Cullen

Colden Cullen
Software Engineer at Amazon

Daniel Jost

Daniel Jost
Software Engineer at Microsoft

Jon Gottfried

Jon Gottfried
Co-Founder of MLH

Judging Criteria

  • Technicality
    What was the stack? How difficult was the project?
  • Polish
    How well does the app run? How does the app look? How entertaining is the game?
  • Originality
    Is the hack something new, fresh, or exciting?
  • Usefulness
    Are there useful applications to the real world?

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