Welcome to HackRice X! Come design, build, and code while meeting sponsors and peers and having fun! Check out everything you need to know at hack.rice.edu! (You must apply through our website in order to participate!)

This year, our official theme is health and sustainability - that of social, environmental, public, community, and personal. We're so excited to see the projects you will build!


All college students are eligible. Since HackRice will be virtual, we are allowing minors 15 years and older to apply.

Teams can have a maximum of 4 students.

Hackathon Sponsors


$19,000 in prizes

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Top 5 (2)

Track: First Timer's

Track: Finance

Track: Biomedical



Google Cloud

Chevron (2)



Vedo Systems

Energy Transfer


Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Timothy Goh

Hannah Lei

Claire Xu

Claire Xu

Caleb Solano

Waseem Ahmad

Sal Testa

Sal Testa

Michael Schwartz

Shashank Mahesh

Shashank Mahesh

Seyed Parvasi

Alex Stevens

Katy Depena

Mark Gibb

James Cha

Amanda Acevedo

Su Chen

Andy Adams

Andy Adams

Manasa Murthy

Jun Too

Jun Too

Jacob Burger

Arko Barman

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
    We are looking for technically advanced solutions to technically challenging problems that make use of hardware and API’s. However, if you can solve a technically challenging problem with a simple solution, we will be just as impressed!
  • Creativity
    We are looking for original ideas or new angles on existing ideas. For example, using an API in a unique way. We know API’s work - we want to see if you can do something new and awesome with them!
  • Design and Polish
    We are looking for aesthetically pleasing projects with smooth and clear user experience
  • Practicality and Usefulness
    We are looking for socially good projects that people would use. Additionally, we would like to emphasize that we will extensively check to make sure that your project doesn’t only work on the cases you demo.

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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