What is Hack Anywhere?

Hack Anywhere is an online hackathon open to college students with goals to enable you to create something amazing, learn something new and gain some recognition for your work.

We know students love going to hackathons but not everyone has enough time to commit 24 hours in order to attend an event. Hack Anywhere changes that.

Presented in partnership with codeRIT

codeRIT is the premier hackathon club at the Rochester Institute of Technology. We organize BrickHack and strive to attend hackathons while making cool stuff along the way.


This competition is open to eligible individuals who are:

  1. 18 years of age or older
  2. A current college student (full-time or part-time)
  3. A resident of the 48 contiguous United States plus Washington D.C.

If you do not meet one or more of the above requirements you are not an eligible individual.

If you are not an eligible individual you will not be eligible to win prizes however, you can still submit your project. If your team contains an ineligible individual they will not be eligible to receive prizes, however everyone else who is an eligible individual will be able to receive prizes.

This competition is not open to:

  1. Anyone under the age of 18
  2. Anyone who is not a full-time or part-time college student
  3. Residents outside of the 48 contiguous United States plus Washington D.C.
  4. Organizations

Teams can contain between 1 and no more than 4 eligible members. If a team contains an ineligible individual that ineligible individual will not be eligible to receive prizes, however all other team members who are eligible individuals will be able to receive prizes.

You are more than welcome to team up with people from different schools.

You can submit more than one project to this competition.


Create anything your heart desires and most importantly have fun doing it :) 

If you are entering a specific category your project must be relevant to that category in order to be eligible to win a prize for that category.

Each submission must:

  1. Contain a detailed description that explains the functionality and features of your project.
  2. Contain a video demo which must:
    • Be less than 5 minutes.
    • Include footage that clearly explains your projects features and functionality through a comprehensive demonstration.
    • Be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo and be made public, and a link to the video must be provided as part of your submission.
    • Not include third party trademarks, or copyrighted music or other material unless the Maker has permission to use such material.
    • Not infringe on any third party’s intellectual property, including featuring names and images of people without their permission.
    • Not contain any participation of anyone who is under the age of 18.
  3. Comply with Devpost Community Guidelines.
  • If applicable you can add images/screenshots to enhance the explanation of your projects features and functionality.
  • If applicable you may add links to GitHub repos, websites, app store downloads or any other mediums that will benefit your project.

Hackathon Sponsors


$1,789 in prizes

1st Place

TBA + 1 Github Octocat statue per team member (max of 4)

2nd Place


3rd Place


Best Alexa Skill - FriendlyU

$25 worth of Ethereum for each member (max of 4) of the team that creates the best Alexa Skill. Sponsored by FriendlyU

Best Hack By An All-Women Team - Women in Computing at RIT

Kindle Fire HD for each team member (max of 4). Sponsored by Women in Computing at RIT

Best Hardware Hack - Thimble.io

Thimble.io kit for each team member (max of 4). Sponsored by Thimble.io

Best Design

$50 Amazon gift card for each member (max of 4) of the team that creates the most visually pleasing hack. This involves UI, UX, and overall design.

Best Solo Hack - MLH

Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker II for the best hack by a single person team. Sponsored by MLH

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

  1. Register for Hack Anywhere on Devpost.
  2. Build your project.
  3. Shoot your demo video.
  4. Submit your project before the competition deadline

*Remember, you can keep editing your submission up until the deadline.


More judges coming soon

More judges coming soon

Henry Saniuk, Jr.

Henry Saniuk, Jr.
Co-Founder & CTO, FriendlyU

Dan Schneiderman

Dan Schneiderman
FOSS@MAGIC Research Associate

Madison Yocum

Madison Yocum
Co-founder & CDO of Udio Ventures

Joe Nash

Joe Nash
Github Student Programs

David Brenner

David Brenner

Sneha Vaswani

Sneha Vaswani

Chase Poirier

Chase Poirier
Co-founder & CEO of Udio Ventures

Judging Criteria

  • Final Say
    During the judging period judges will review projects applicable to their category. Judges will have the final say as to who wins.

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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