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Hack@WPI 2022 is organized by WPI's chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery and hosted by State Street. Hackathon is open to anyone, however only WPI students may participate in-person.


Teams will submit a video (no longer than 4 minutes) presenting their project, and any relevant supporting materials:

  • A link to any source code (GitHub)
  • Pictures of any hardware
  • Any presentation slides used

Hackathon Sponsors


$1,650 in prizes

Best Software

$250 Cash Prize

Best Hardware

$250 Cash Prize

Best Game

$250 Cash Prize

Best Community Hack

$250 Cash Prize

Best Rookie

$50 Cash Prize. In order to qualify, more than half of the team must be first time hackathon participants

Best Meme

$50 Cash Prize

Best Use of AssemblyAI

$50 Amazon gift card per participant for the winning team that builds the best project using the AssemblyAI API. Check for a quickstart guide to AssemblyAI

Best Domain Registered with

Register a .tech domain name using during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a PowerSquare Qi wireless phone charger.

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: Each winning team member located in the US will receive a Google Cloud Swag Bag complete with a beanie, pillow, journal, socks and lanyards. International winners will receive a Google branded backpack.

Best Use of CockroachDB

Build your hackathon project on CockroachDB's open source and indestructible SQL database. Utilize CockroachDB in your hack for a chance to win a 3D printing pen for each team member. What's more, All US residents that submit CockroachDB enabled projects will receive a free t-shirt while supplies last!

Most Creative Use of Twilio

Twilio allows you to incorporate mobile messaging, phone calls and a ton of other awesome communication features right into your hackathon project using web service APIs. Are you building an e-commerce website and want to send text notifications or email confirmations once an order is completed? Or maybe your application needs to verify users based on their mobile numbers? Twilio makes all this possible and more. Build a hack that simplifies your life using any one of Twilio’s APIs for a chance to win a Twilio Swag Box and GameGo Console for you and each of your teammates!

Best Space App powered by Space Force

The sky is not the limit! Try your hand at making a space-themed application for a chance to win a wireless Bluetooth speaker for you and your team from the U.S. Space Force! We’re looking for amazing solutions to any space-related problems you can imagine. For any sci-fi enthusiast, this is the perfect opportunity to push the limits of your creativity by building the technology of tomorrow, today. We can’t wait to see the solutions you build!

Please note: the majority of your team members must be located in the United States to qualify.

Best Hardware Hack Sponsored by Digi-Key

Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with embedded Arduino Uno compatible board. Each winning team member will receive a prize!

Honorable Mentions (3)

$100 Cash Prize for each team

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Anne Peck

Anne Peck
Vice President, Global Technology Services Workforce Transformation, State Street Corporation

Connie Balodimos

Connie Balodimos
Vice President, Global Technology Operations - Security Engineering, State Street Corporation

Jeff Scannell

Jeff Scannell
Vice President Portfolio Solutions Engineering, State Street Corporation

Pradeep Ahluwalia

Pradeep Ahluwalia
Managing Director, State Street Corporation

Himanshu Sahay

Himanshu Sahay
Software Engineer at Snap

Britney Xiu

Judging Criteria

  • Overall Design
    How good is the project overall? How technically difficult/complex is the project? Does it feel incomplete or unfinished?
  • Creativity
    How creative or unique is the project?
  • Impact
    Is there potential for this project have a strong impact on society or community? Could this project help or have influence on large groups of people? How beneficial is the project to the user?
  • User Interface/User Experience
    How well thought out is the user interface/user experience of the project ?
  • Video Demonstration
    How effective was the demonstration in helping the audience understand the project?

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