DragonHacks is Drexel University's 24 hour hardware-focused hackathon event hosted by Drexel University IEEE on Saturday, February 22 at 2:00 PM (EST) in the Bossone Research Enterprise Center. DragonHacks 2020 is bringing the brightest minds of the world's best schools to spend 24 hours to create ground breaking new products from scratch!

Hacking ends at 2:00 PM (EST) on Sunday, February 23. You must submit your project on Devpost. In order to be eligible for prizes, you also must demonstrate your project.

For Top 3 and Organizer's Choice (Priority 1 -> 2 -> 3 -> OC), here is the prize pool to choose from: 

2 x Nintendo Switch with Neon Blue and Neon Red Joy‑Con

2 x Apple AirPods with Charging Case

2 x Instant Pot Duo Nova 7-in-1

2 x Philips 276E8VJSB 27" Monitor, 4K UHD IPS

2 x TCL 55S425 55 inch 4K Smart LED Roku TV (2019)

2 x NutriBullet Pro - 13-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System (900 Watts)

For categorical and sponsor-challenge prizes, check out all the prizes below.


  • Individuals must be 18 years old or older
  • You must be at DragonHacks to work on a project for submission
  • Teams must not exceed a group of 4 Members
  • Please show your ID at registration for age verification
  • You cannot work on your project before the event begins
  • You cannot steal another team's source code
  • The decision of judges is final for determining prizes and awards
  • Please comply with all instructions from the volunteers
  • List your universities when you submit
  • Submit your team name and/or number

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$5,000 in prizes

Grand Prize

The Grand Prize will be given to the team with the best overall hack. Each member of the winning team will have 1st choice of prizes from the prize pool.

2nd Place

The second place prize will be given to the first runners-up. Team members will have the 2nd choice of prizes from the prize pool.

3rd Place

The third place prize will be given to the second runners-up. Team members will have the 3rd choice of prizes from the prize pool.

Organizers' Choice

The Organizers' Choice Award will be given to the team organizers deem the best. Team members will have the 4th choice of prizes from the prize pool.

Lockheed Martin - Best Hack for Data Analysis & Visualization

Hack that best analyzes a system model or complex data set and demonstrates a superior visualization tool to present the data.

Prize: Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker, for each member

Vanguard - Best Financial Hack

Prize: Vanguard Branded Water Bottles

Onyx Valley - Best UI/UX

Prize: One-month Adobe Subscriptions + Adobe Merchandise Bundle

TruckBux - Best API/feature for TruckBux

Design an API or a cool new feature for the TruckBux App/Website. Visit truckbux.com or download the TruckBux app from App Store or Play Store.
Prize: Amazon Gift Cards

Best Dating Hack

A hack that promotes love, dating and relationships.

Prize: Echo Show 8 - HD 8" smart display with Alexa, for each member.

Best Community Hack

Hack that supports a stronger community.
Prize: Fitbit Versa Lite Smartwatch for each member

Best Hardware Hack

Hack that makes use of hardware in the most unique way.
Prize: CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 4GB Starter Kit, for each member

MLH - Best UiPath Automation Hack

Build an automation hack using UiPath! Each winning team member will receive a UiPath/MLH Branded Backpack and an opportunity to interview for a UiPath Internship in 2020 with high recommendation!
Prize: Skip the internship line with UiPath and a UiPath/MLH Branded Backpack

MLH - Best Domain Registered with Domain.com

Domain.com provides all the domain services you need from registration to hosting to SSL certificates and beyond. Each hacker will receive a FREE domain name and year of domain privacy from Domain.com for their project this weekend!
Prize: Domain.com Backpacks

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 will receive a Google Home Mini.
Prize: Google Nest Mini

MLH - Best use of Blockstack

Create an app using the Blockstack Platform. Each winning team member will receive a pair of Apple BeatsX Earphones. The opportunity with Blockstack doesn't end with the event. Any app built with Blockstack during a hackathon that successfully registers for the App Mining program will receive an additional $200 reward.
Prize: BeatsX Headphones

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Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


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Judging Criteria

  • Originality
  • Polish
  • Technical Difficulty
  • Usefulness

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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