Kent Hack Enough is Kent State's premier Hackathon, and this year we are celebrating our 10th Anniversary! Join hundreds of high-school through college level students working together to create wonderful projects and interact with mentors from top tech companies!
This year, Kent Hack Enough will be entirely virtual, held through our Discord Server. Over the past 10 years we have strove to create the friendliest and most engaging Hackathon for our hackers, and this year is no exception. We plan to have events throughout to help hackers connect with each other, and a unique team building activity to help them connect with others that have similar interests at the very start!
There will also be mentors for the hackers to talk to about their projects so they can get advice on where they can approve, or help with issues they are having. As the largest hackathon in Northeast Ohio, we will have hackers from all over the country and the world attending our event! If you are interested in hacking with us, please check out our Facebook and Twitter!
$5,140 in prizes
This is our biggest prize! All types of hacks are allowed to be submitted for this prize. Prize amount - $1000 for the submission team.
Like the Grand Prize, but for the second best hack! Prize amount - $750 for the submission team.
Third best hack! Prize amount - $500 for the submission team.
This prize is dedicated to the best hack that is also a game! Prize amount - $250 for the submission team.
Best Highschool Hack
This prize is dedicated to the best hack developed by high school students! Prize amount - $250 for the submission team.
Best Social Issue Hack
This prize is dedicated to the best hack that combats a social issue. Prize amount - $250 for the submission team.
Best International Hack
Brought to you by the Kent State Computer Science Department, this prize is won by making the best hack from a team of students from different countries! Prize amount - $500 for the submission team.
Brought to you by the Kent State Computer Science Department, this prize is won by tackling a problem involving or using Big Data. Prize amount - $500 for the submission team.
Brought to you by the The 13th International Conference on Intelligent Human Computer Interaction (IHCI-2021)!
Hacks that focus on promoting the interaction between Humans and Computers will be eligible for winning 1 of the following:
An Arduino Starter Kit
A Raspberry Pi Starter Kit
The three categories of this prize are:
Best Interface Design
Best Interaction Design
Best Human Centered Design
Additionally, winners of this prize will be offered an attendance voucher for IHCI 2021 at Kent State!
Up to 3 hacks will be considered for this prize.
Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Brought to you by MLH! Register a .tech domain name using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. The hack that uses the best Domain Name will win a Wireless Phone Charger.
Best Use of Google Cloud
Brought to you by MLH and 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: g.co/cloud. The hack that has the best use of Google Cloud will win a Google Cloud Swag Bag or BackPack!
Most Creative Use of Twilio
Brought to you by MLH! 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. The hack that has the most creative use of Twilio will win a Twilio Swag Box and a GameGo Console.
Best Use of CockroachDB
Brought to you by MLH! The hack that has the best use of CockroachDB will will a 3D Printing Pen!
Best Space App powered by Space Force
Brought to you by MLH and the US Space Force! Build your hackathon project on CockroachDB's open source and indestructible SQL database. The hack that is the best space themed hack will receive an Octocat Figurine!
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
The KHE Organizing Team
Dr. Gregory DeLozier
Kent State CS Department
Dr. Bonita Sharif
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Judges will be grading submissions based on how original/novel the submission is. Additionally, a submissions creativity will also be measured.
Judges will be grading submissions based on how much the participants learned while working on their submission.
Judges will be grading submissions based on how technically impressive the submission is.