Hoya Hacks 2024 Powered by Cloudforce is excited to celebrate its 10th edition this upcoming January 26-28th.

Register below!

Please note HH24 is in-person only.


All Hoya Hacks projects must be original. Projects will be judged for the creativity, the strength of their code or hardware innovation, and if it works!  Teams can be a maximum of 4 students.  All student teams must register their team on Saturday at 10 AM EST. All students must complete the check-in form. Hackers will submit on Devpost a copy of their code and a 2-2:30 minute video that shows off their project as a submission.  All projects are due at 9:30 AM EST in DevPost. No exceptions

Hackathon Sponsors


$3,500 in prizes

1st Place

Each member will recieve:
Sony Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

2nd Place

Each member will recieve:
Keychron K2 75% Layout Bluetooth Mechanical Keyboard

3rd Place

Each member will recieve: MATEIN Travel Laptop Backpack

Pinnacle Hacks

Winners at Hoya Hacks will earn an all-expenses-paid trip to Pinnacle 2024—the Olympics of Hackathons! Represent Hoya Hacks and match your skills against the brightest minds in collegiate hackathons. Unleash your talent and compete at the pinnacle of hacking excellence. Coming Fall 2024.

Cloudforce-Microsoft AI Track (2)

Technology Synopsis: Hoya Hacks participants will use a combination of Microsoft Azure and OpenAI services to create an AI-powered Virtual Admissions Bot. The bot is intended to help high school students answer their common questions about going to college, such as the application process and timeline, campus life, paying for school, and the course catalog – all through a simple natural language interface.
Desired Outcome: This track focuses on harnessing the power of the cloud and AI to redefine and streamline the college admissions process. Participants will develop an Azure-based chatbot solution to converse with prospective students on topics relevant to them prior to admission. The bot should be aware of up-to-date information specific to the institution of the participating team and respond with pertinent information to each request. Participants will plan and decide how to complete this task based on tools available and their team’s technical ability.
Best Azure.Admissions.AI Solution:

1st Place Team (1 per student) – XBox, Cloudforce Duffle Bag, Cloudforce T-Shirt, Microsoft Azure Hat, inclusion in a nation-wide public press release

2nd Place Team (1 per student) – Cloudforce Duffle Bag, Cloudforce T-Shirt, Microsoft Azure Hat, inclusion in a nation-wide public press release

Environmental Track Sponsored by Engie

“How might we most successfully encourage the [university] campus community to reduce their energy use [with a budget of $25K]?”

Best Simulation Hack Sponsored by Collins Aerospace

For All Members of the Winning Team:
Tour of Collins Aerospace Facility Located in Sterling, VA
Interact and Explore the Global Experience Center with Real Simulators
Q&A Panel with current Full-Time Engineers
Q&A with Engineering Leader (Exact Person TBD)

Note: Due to U.S. Government Regulations, to attend the tour and to interact and explore the Global Experience Center you must be a U.S. Citizen.

For Members of the Winning Team Graduating Spring 2024 or Earlier:
Technical Panel Interview for a Full Time Software Engineer Position (P1 Grade) working in the Simulation Systems & Solutions Portfolio.

i. The ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. government-issued security clearance is required.

ii. U.S citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

iii. Must be able to work onsite in Sterling, VA.

Cipher Tech Solutions: “Best Digital Forensics Related Hack”

Cipher Tech is giving away $100 inAmazon egift cards & Cipher Tech Swag bags (to include a Yeti tumbler!) to members of the team of up to 4, who design the best application that pertains in some way to digital forensics.

Best Use of MongoDB Atlas

M5GO IoT Starter Kit
MongoDB Atlas takes the leading modern database and makes it accessible in the cloud! Get started with a $50 credit for students or sign up for the Atlas free forever tier (no credit card required). Along with a suite of services and functionalities, you'll have everything you need to manage all of your data, and you can get a headstart with free resources from MongoDB University! Build a hack using MongoDB Atlas for a chance to win a M5GO IoT Starter Kit for you and each member of your team.

Best Domain Name from GoDaddy Registry

Hack from Home kit
GoDaddy Registry is giving you everything you need to be the best hacker no matter where you are. Register your domain name with GoDaddy Registry for a chance to win a Hack from Home Kit! Each Kit contains wireless earbuds, blue light glasses, selfie ring light and a pouch for easy transport.

Best DEI Hack sponsored by Fidelity

Fidelity Branded Wireless Charger
At Fidelity, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are viewed as major keys to the success of their business, which is why they are challenging you to come up with innovative ways to create forward-thinking financial tech that promotes equality for all people! We want you to use your hacking skills to find and build solutions that put financial opportunities and resources within reach for all communities, creating accessible, sustainable, and/or inclusive solutions. The team with the best hack will win a Fidelity branded wireless charger for each team member!

Best Use of Taipy

Wireless Headphones
Taipy is a powerful yet easy to use open-source Python library for creating full stack web applications! If you’re a Python developer, this library enables you to build interactive and dynamic graphical user interfaces and support them with data-driven backends. All of these functionalities are just a pip install taipy away and can cut your development time in half! Use Taipy in your hackathon project for a chance to win a set of Wireless Headphones for you and each of your team members, as well as a chance to have your project featured on the Taipy website!

Cloudflare AI track

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Joshua Meredith

Joshua Meredith
Georgetown University

Judging Criteria

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