BoilerMake is a 36-hour hackathon hosted at Purdue University. Since our first event in 2014, thousands of students from across the country have attended BoilerMake. This event is for technological newbies, seasoned hackathon attendees, and everyone in between! BoilerMake IX will be our first hybrid hackathon. For more information, visit boilermake.org.
Please make sure you have read and understood the submission rules for BoilerMake IX listed below. Submissions that violate these rules will be not be considered.
1. Projects submitted for BoilerMake IX must have been started during the event. Submissions of old projects are not permitted.
2. Video submissions must be created the weekend of BoilerMake. It is recommended to have a video length of 2-3 minutes. Videos must be a maximum of 5 minutes.
3. No cross submissions will be allowed at BoilerMake (ie. submissions to/from other hackathons).
4. Repositories for your code must be public (ie. GitHub, Dropbox, Google Drive).
5. Every member on the Devpost submission must be registered for BoilerMake.
6. We will not allow BoilerMake IX hackers to participate on multiple teams and create multiple submissions.
1. Repository link
2. Project demo URL (if applicable)
3. Link to YouTube video demo
4. Devpost description
5. Any photos or additional media
Project submissions are due on Sunday, January 23, 9:00 AM EST.
$3,394 in prizes
1st Place Prize
Sceptre Monitor, from the BoilerMake Team
2nd Place Prize
Light Panels, from the BoilerMake Team
3rd Place Prize
Oontz Speaker, from the BoilerMake Team
Best Agricultural Innovation Award
$75 Visa gift cards per person from John Deere
The hack should address a challenge that farmers have in their operation or simulate a farming operation
Best Water, Food, Health or Climate Hack
$150 gift card per person from Ecolab
A Hack that improves the world in one of these areas: water, food, health or climate.
Water –taking a circular approach to the world’s most precious resource, helping customers manage water through conservation, recycling and reuse.
Food –helping keep food safe all along the supply chain, preventing foodborne illnesses and ensuring safe, high-quality food for people around the world.
Health –protecting people and businesses from the risk of exposure to germs, keeping people healthy everywhere they eat, stay, play, shop and heal.
Climate –tackling climate change by increasing energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions – for customers and in business operations.
Criteria Categories: Technical excellence, global impact, and business viability
Best National Security Project
Wireless Speaker from Sandia National Laboratories
To secure the future, the United States needs its next generation of scientists to push the boundaries of technology to solve national and global threats for peace and freedom. Just as Sandia National Labs develops cutting edge solutions for national security, we present this challenge category for a dedicated team of hackers to develop an innovative project which solves a national or global security threat. The challenge will be judged by the following criteria: design, security of implementation, ease of use, uniqueness, and threat severity. There will be a prize for the project which satisfies the most criteria!
Top Design Solution
Sketch licenses ($99 value) for each team member from Sketch
Awarded to the team with the top design solution
MLH- Best Use of 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. Each winning team member located in the US will receive a Google Cloud Swag Bag complete with a beanie, pillow, journal, socks and lanyards. International winners will receive a Google branded backpack.
Google Cloud Swag Bag or Backpack
MLH- Best Domain Name from Domain.com
Register a .tech domain name using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team.
Each winning team member will receive a PowerSquare Qi wireless phone charger.
MLH- Best Hardware Hack Sponsored by Digi-Key
Using your preferred hardware or hardware emulator, build a hack for your chance to win a Grove Beginner Kit, with embedded Arduino Uno compatible board. Each winning team member will receive a prize!
Grove Beginner Kit
MLH- Best use of CockroachDB
Build your hackathon project on CockroachDB's open source and indestructible SQL database. Utilize CockroachDB in your hack for a chance to win a 3D printing pen for each team member. What's more, All US residents that submit CockroachDB enabled projects will receive a free t-shirt while supplies last!
3D printing pen
MLH- Most Creative Use of Twilio
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. Build a hack that simplifies your life using any one of Twilio’s APIs for a chance to win a Twilio Swag Box and GameGo Console for you and each of your teammates!
Twilio Swag Box
MLH- Best Space App
The sky is not the limit! Try your hand at making a space-themed application for a chance to win a wireless Bluetooth speaker for you and your team from the U.S. Space Force! We’re looking for amazing solutions to any space-related problems you can imagine. For any sci-fi enthusiast, this is the perfect opportunity to push the limits of your creativity by building the technology of tomorrow, today. We can’t wait to see the solutions you build!
Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
MLH- Dream Big and Create More Cheers with AB InBev
AB InBev is all about bringing people together and creating more cheers for a better world! Using whatever tools, hardware and/or software at your disposal, build a hack that leads us into a brighter future for a chance to win some amazing prizes for you and your team.
Remember, AB inBev is looking for innovative projects that can possibly change the world in a positive way! We can't wait to see what you come up with.
Anker Wireless Charger Bundle
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you: