HackHouston 2019 is a 24 hour event at Texas Southern University where hundreds of TECH and NON-TECH students will come together to brainstorm ideas, build software/hardware projects, and most of all, HAVE FUN! You take care of building. We'll take care of you.

Visit the website to register http://hackhouston.io/


  • Participants: Must be 18 years or older and currently enrolled in collge/bootcamp/highschool or have graduated up to one year ago as of the date of this hackathon.


You are allowed to enter ONLY ONE submission for consideration by the judges.

All team members must be registered as a team on Devpost.

All code must be submitted to a Github repo.

Projects must be submitted to Devpost.

Please be prepared to demo your submission IN PERSON to the judges.

Please include the following information in the description for your submission:

  • Inspiration for your submission
  • What your submission does
  • How you built it
  • Challenges that you ran into, and how you overcame them
  • Accomplishments that you're proud of
  • What's next for your product?

Hackathon Sponsors


1st Place

Nintendo Switch for each member of the team

2nd Place

Google Home Minis for each member of the team

3rd Place

JBL Speaker for each member of the winning team

Best use of Google Cloud Platform

Google Home Minis for each team member

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit for each team member

Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device

410C Dragonboard for each team member

Snap Kit Prize

Use Snap Kit's web or mobile SDK in your hack. Each winning team member will receive a Casio Calculator Watch!

Best use of Blockstack

Use the Blockstack Platform in your web or mobile hacks. Each winning team member will receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Shanon Tatum

Shanon Tatum

Kevin Burleigh

Kevin Burleigh

Flow Burleigh

Flow Burleigh

Marty Donovan

Marty Donovan

Judging Criteria

    How would your project effect society? What are the short-term and long-term application of this project?
    Was the project like nothing you have seen before? Did it use a particularly clever technique? Did it use many different components in a unique way? 
    How good is the user experience? How easy is it to use? how good does it look?
    Does it work as the team intended it to? Is it an optimal way to solve the problem the team is trying to address?

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