SwampHacks is a 36 hour open coding event where students become creators. In the time allotted, students from around the country come together at the University of Florida to collaborate on projects, mingle in activities, and network with sponsors for a fully immersive experience.

Hackathon Sponsors


Infinite Energy's Best Hack

This prize is for Infinite Energy's Best Hack! The winning team will receive Arduino Kits and copies of the Lean Startup Book.

JP Morgan - Best Hack for Social Good

The Best Hack for Social Good will be judged on the following criteria:
Social Impact (How well does the solution address the challenge or problem?), Innovation and Creativity (How creative is the solution? Does it bring new ideas and approaches to solving the problem?), Completeness of Solution (Is the solution finished? Does it work? Is there a roadmap for future enhancements?), Sustainability (Is the solution sustainable within the context of the community it’s aiming to impact?), Design (Is the solution well thought out and designed?). Each member of the winning team will receive Bose Soundlink Wireless Headphones.

Real Truck - Most Technically Impressive

The prize will be a paid Summer Internship with RealTruck at our Ocala, FL campus.

Real Truck - Best Solution to a Common Problem Category

The prize will be a forever subscription to LaraCasts.

Home Depot - Entrepreneurial Spirit

This prize is for the team who built an application which provides the best solution to a common problem. The criteria are: Great User Experience, Team that solved the problem and provided the most value to the consumer/customer in their application, Team which demonstrated the highest quality of technical implementation.

Booz Allen Hamilton - Passionate Service and Collective Ingenuity

The winning project will be selected based on how well it demonstrates the Booz Allen values of Passionate Service and Collective Ingenuity. The winning team members will be awarded with a pair of Beats Headphones!

Organizer's Choice Award

The organizer's favorite project will be awarded with American Express gift cards and a "small" token to remember SwampHacks IV.

1st Place Project

Will be decided through general judging.

Prize: An Amazon Echo Show for each member (limit 4).

2nd Place Project

Will be decided through general judging.

Prize: Google Home Minis and Google Chromecasts for each member (limit 4).

3rd Place Project

Will be decided through general judging.

Prize: Amazon Fire Tablet (limit 4).

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Raspberry Pi Kit for Each Team Member

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

$250 Amazon Web Services Credit for Each Team Member

Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device

DragonBoard 410c and Power Source for Each Team Member

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Andrew Zhang

Andrew Zhang

Judging Criteria

  • Best Elected Prize

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