HackRU is a 24-hour hackathon at Rutgers University. We welcome hundreds of students to join us in building awesome software and hardware projects.

Welcome to the fifteenth biannual HackRU, hosted at Rutgers University by USACS, the Undergraduate Student Alliance of Computer Scientists!

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Eligibility

Students who have registered for HackRU and checked-in to the event are eligible to participate. As per MLH regulations, all hackers must currently be a student or have graduated within the last school year. All participants are only allowed to be a part of one team and submit one project. The max amount of people for a team is 4 people all being over 18 years in age. Participants will risk disqualification if they don't adhere to these guidelines.

Judges

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William Crosbie
Professor

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Lars Sorensen
Professor

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Lars Sorensen
Professor

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Rob Spectre

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Sheng Wei
Professor

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Carlin Au
Tools developer at Tespa

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Diana Kris
infrastructure engineer at Tumblr

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Douglas Rudolph
Software Engineer at Buzzfeed

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Sakib Jalal
Production Engineer at Facebook

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Tayna Balaraju
Former VHX director and alum

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Joyce Jade Van
Technology Analyst at RBC Capital Markets

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David Menendez
Professor

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Rangaraj Tirumala
senior with lots of hacking expereince

Judging Criteria

  • Functionality
    How practical the hack is to use.
  • Creativity
    How original the hack is. The hack is independent from other thought, and came from unique strategy.
  • Design
    How the hack looks presentation wise.
  • Technical Difficulty
    The Technical Difficulty category encapsulates projects that exhibit a high degree of complexity.