Major League Hacking 2017 Hackathon Season

BigRed//Hacks





Sept 16-18, 2016 @ Ithaca, NY

Cornell University







Be a part of something big

BigRed//Hacks is the oldest student-run, large-scale hackathon at Cornell University. Across three days, students from all across the US gather in Ithaca to build the coolest and most innovative projects, meet amazing people, and win some prizes along the way!


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Winners

Best UI/Design:

Recycle Rampage

Identifying everyday products that are recyclable can be a challenge. For example, I had no idea that plastic bags were supposed to be disposed of in a landfill...

Best Business Prospect:

Add.me

We wanted to build a platform for everyone to connect on multiple mediums (Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, YouTube, Github, LinkedIn, etc) in an immediate and intuitive way …

Best Technical Feat:

Andreesen

We build a rudimentary web browser. With no libraries. In pure C++. Named after the great Marc Andreessen, author of Mosaic, and for a16z...

Sustainability:

BinGo

Recycling is one of the simplest and most straight-forward methods to contribute to the sustainability movement on a daily basis, and yet many are unaware...

Best First-Time Hack:

PuppetPlant

Our goal is to inspire people to improve their habits by emphasizing with a physical product. We want to use PuppetPlant as a prototype to illustrate how using emotions of the things people care about can motivate them...

Best Hardware Hack:

JankTank

Remote-controlled tank with a live camera feed. Weapons systems in development

Summary


Our fall hackathon was focused on sustainability. We encouraged critical thinking and innovative problem solving to combat climate change and environmental destruction, and we were not disappointed. Over three days, our hackers formed over 210 teams to develop creative solutions in the form of games, apps, and websites to tackle challenges facing our planet.


Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring? Contact us at sponsors@bigredhacks.com.