Use the tools and resources provided by Think[box] and our awesome sponsors to create a great project.

HackCWRU is Cleveland’s premier student organized hackathon hosted at Case
Western Reserve University. This year 350+ budding engineers, designers, and hackers from Universities and high schools alike will come together and showcase their skills in CWRU’s Sears Think[box] - the largest open-access innovation center at any University in the world. Fully equipped with 3D printers, laser cutters, soldering kits, and more, our attendees develop a wide range of projects from web applications to hardware based solutions with the goal of solving problems at the enterprise and consumer level.

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Eligibility

Anyone currently attending middle school, high school, or university. Teams can have between 1 and 4 individuals. 

Requirements

Make sure you select the prizes that apply to your hack. All projects must be submitted before 8am on Sunday, Feburary 17. Note: You may continue to work on your hack until 9am on Sunday.

How to enter

Register at hack.cwru.edu!

Join the Slack here!

Judges

Larry Sears

Larry Sears
Founder of Hexagram, Inc.

Ian Charnas

Ian Charnas
Manager of think[box]

James McGuffin-Cawley

James McGuffin-Cawley
Associate Dean for Research at Case Western Reserve University

Jing Li

Jing Li
Associate Chair of Computer Science, CWRU

Xyla Foxlin

Xyla Foxlin
Founder of Parihug

Nick Barndt

Nick Barndt
President, Barendt and Associates, LLC

Dina Benayad-Cheriff

Dina Benayad-Cheriff
Apple

Andrew Covarrubias

Andrew Covarrubias
Intel

Raymond Krajci

Raymond Krajci
think[box]

Katherine Cass

Katherine Cass
Salesforce

Daniel Grigsby

Daniel Grigsby
Yelp

Evren Gurkan-Cavusoglu

Evren Gurkan-Cavusoglu
Case Western Reserve University EECS Professor

Anno van den Akker

Anno van den Akker
Netronome

Chaz Braman

Chaz Braman
Centric Consulting

Maria Kuznetsov

Maria Kuznetsov
Target

Richard Bachmann

Richard Bachmann
Case Western Reserve University Mechanical Engineering Professor

Michael Fu

Michael Fu
Case Western Reserve University EECS Professor

Tom Elemko

Tom Elemko
Everykey

Ryan May

Ryan May
Intwine Connect

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    How original is the project? Does the hack us a tool or technology in a unique way?
  • Practicality
    How useful is this hack? Is there a realistic market for this product? Does this project achieve its goal?
  • Technical Depth
    How technically difficult is this project? Is the hack created with tools new to the hackers?
  • Polish
    How is the project presented? Does the hack work as expected? How does the project look? Does the hack have an intuitive user experience?