SpartaHack 2016 is Michigan State University’s second annual student-run hackathon. On the weekend of February 26th, we're bringing together 500 students of all skill levels and disciplines to get creative with tech, connect with peers and professionals, and forget the words "I can't." We're excited to see what you will create!


 - Participation is limited to high school students, university students, or those who have left school within 2015-2016 school year.

- Minors are accepted!

- Teams can have a maximum of 4 members

- All team members must be registered attendees of SpartaHack

- All members must be physically present at SpartaHack

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$20,443 in prizes

1st Place

$1,000 shared + $2000 kloudless credit each + 1 Dell Venue each

2nd Place

$750 shared

3rd Place

$500 shared

Top 10 (10)

One year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro each

Best Android App

$400 shared

Best iOS App

$400 shared

Best Hardware Hack

$400 shared + $500 in Shapeways 3D printing credit shared

Best UX

$400 shared

Most Creative Hack

$400 shared

First-Time Hacker Prize

$400 shared

Most Technically Impressive Hack

$400 shared

Best Alexa Integration (3)

1st: $1000 shared + 1 Echo each;
2nd: 1 Echo each;
3rd: 1 Echo each;

Best Developer Tool (MLH)

1 Octocat statue shared

Best Domain Name from (MLH)

1 Sparkfun Redboard each

Best Hack to Solve a Business Problem (Blue Medora)

2 Raspberry Pi kits shared

Best Hack/Project Using Containers (Cycle)

$300 in Cycle credit shared (extra $200 of credit if hack uses Cycle)

Best Implementation of Liquid Web's API

$2000 in Liquid Web credit

Best Java-Based Responsive Web App (Auto-Owners Insurance)

$500 shared + 1 sweater blanket each

Best Use of Clarifai's API

1 Clarifai skateboard each + 1 DSLR camera each

Best Use of Firebase

6 months of blaze credit ($2,694 in Firebase credit) each, 1 Firebase Trophy each, 1 Chromecast each

Best Use of Microsoft Technology

1 Dell Venue Pro each

Best Use of Wolfram Tech (3)

One year of Wolfram Development Platform, Wolfram Mathematica Student Edition, and Wolfram|Alpha Pro each

Best Use of X-Keys

1 XK-24 each for winning team, 1 XK-80 for winning individual entry

Community Class Act Hack (MSUFCU)

$200 shared + 1 Raspberry Pi each

Go Above for those who have Gone Beyond (USAA)

1 Hubsan X4 Quadcopter with FPV Camera each

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Applications are closed


Jay Freeman

Jay Freeman

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
  • Technical Impressiveness
  • Implementation

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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