HackCWRU brings together the brightest and most creative students to promote unrestricted technological innovation. Hosted at Case Western Reserve University, over 150 students will spend 36 hours bringing their imagination into the real world. Attendees will work with peers, mentors, company sponsors, and a whole suite of rapid prototyping equipment. From 3d printers to pcb routers to fully blown wood and metal shops, Sears think[box] has it all. Don't be intimidated, however. You don't have to know what you're doing to attend. If you are new to hackathons, we look forward to introducing you to a world of creation. Lastly, at HackCWRU we abide by and enforce MLH's Code of Conduct.


Open to all highschoolers and college students

Others may participate but are not eligible for prizes.

Hackathon Sponsors


$7,844 in prizes

USG Most Helpful to Student Life (4)

Most Innovative (4)

Most innovative use of technology.
Prize: 4 Bluetooth Speakers

Most Ridiculous (4)

Most Ridiculous Hack
Prize: 4 bluetooth speakers

Most Musical (4)

Most Musical Hack

HitchHacker's Guide to the Galaxy Prize (4)

Most Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy themed
4 Not-Quite-Tea Makers (Travel MiniPressos)
4 luxurious towels

Best Automated Project (4)

Sponsored by Rockwell Automation
4 giftcards

Best Use of Amazon Web Services (4)

MLH Prize:
-4 1 TB Dell Hard Drives

Best Use of Domain.com (4)

MLH Prize:
- 4 Redboards
- 4 Domain.com swag bags

Beginner Prize (4)

Best project created by a team with a beginner (first hackathon) on it
Prize: 4 Dell Venue 10 tablets

Gaverick Memorial Award

for best hardware hack
-4 $25 Adafruit giftcards

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

We suggest you submit your project at least one hour before the deadline.


Hacker Society

Hacker Society

Judging Criteria

  • Most Helpful To Student Life
  • Most Innovative
  • Most Ridiculous
  • Most Musical
  • Most Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy/ SciFi Themed
  • Best Hardware Hack
  • Best Project with a Beginner Team Member (first Hackathon)

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