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BoilerMake 2014 can be found here: http://boilermake2014.challengepost.com/
BoilerMake is a 36hour hackathon an event in which computer programmers collaborate intensively on software projects bringing together 400 students from 10 or more colleges and universities across the Midwest. Hosted in the Stewart Center, BoilerMake will give students the opportunity to develop the hardware and software ideas of their dreams. Employees from sponsoring companies will act as mentors during the event; giving participants the opportunity to brainstorm and troubleshoot with mentors from prominent technology companies. After 36 hours of development the BoilerMake Expo begins. During the expo students showcase their projects, apps, and products to the public, media, and Purdue.
$7,000 in prizes
Best Overall Hack - Interactive Intelligence
+300 MLH Points
Wait, how'd you do that? - Namecheap
Crash Diagram Tool - Clarity Partners, LLC
Best Use of Image Recognition - General Electric
Best Use of MongoDB - MongoDB
Best Use of Mashery API - Mashery
Intel Galileo Dev Boards
Best Use of Intel XDK - Intel
Samsung Galaxy Tablets
Best Use of Data to Personalize App Experience - dunnhumby
Best Use of Bloomberg API - Bloomberg
Best use of AllJoyn, Gimbal, or Vuforia - Qualcomm
Snapdragon Dev Boards
Best Hack to Save Money and Live Better - Walmart
$100 Walmart gift cards per person
Best iOS App - Apple
Best Use of SendGrid API - SendGrid
Best Big Data Hack - Booz Allen Hamilton
Best use of Apigee - Apigee
$500 per team member, up to $2000
Best Use of Twilio API - Twilio
Retro Game Console
The Hack That Most Benefits the State of Indiana - The Speakeasy
Most Commercially Viable Hack - The Boiler, Purdue's Mini Accelerator Challenge
For Purdue students, automatic entrance into the accelerator! (at least $500 if you participate)
BoilerMake is open to all current undergraduate, graduate, and high school students, including freshmen! You don't have to attend Purdue University; you don't have to be a computer science major or even an engineering student, though it's best if you have some coding experience. You aren't required to have ever attended a hackathon before: we will have tech talks beforehand so you can ramp up quickly. You can come with a team, come by yourself and hack alone, or come alone and we'll help you find teammates..
Submit a hack.
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