DerbyHacks, a Hackathon at the Derby city! University of Louisville’s very first big hackathon. Come express your creativity in this 24 hour event. Meet awesome people. We invite students from across the country, on April 9-10, 2016, to the University of Louisville to encourage collaboration and creative problem solving.

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$3,011 in prizes


First place at DerbyHacks wins an MLH Medal and Dell Venue 10s


Second place at DerbyHacks wins a MLH Medal and Hero RC XQ-5 Headless QUadcopter


Third Place at DerbyHacks wins a MLH Medal and a PNY 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Best IoT

Whoever makes the best IoT Hack at DerbyHacks wins a Particle Photon Maker Kit.

Best Health

Whoever makes the best Health Hack at DerbyHacks wins a FitBit Flex.

Coolest Useless Hack

Whoever makes the coolest hack that serves no purpose wins a Wooden pre-assembled Useless Box.

American Showman

Whoever wins the American Showman award, a prize for best pitch, wins a mystery prize from KFC.

Best City Data

Whoever comes up with the best hack related to using Big Data for City Management wins $1500 in AWS Credit.

Courtesy of Mayor's Office of Louisville.

- Must use one or more open data sets from or

- Bonus for mashing up two or more

- Bonus for making it interactive

- Bonus for creating a feedback loop for the data-set

Best Use of Syncano

Whoever wins best use of Syncano wins a mystery prize from Syncano

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


participation is limited to university students, or those who have left school within 2015-2016 school year.  



Hackathon Director

Judging Criteria

  • Technicality
    Does the application demonstrate technical competence/knowledge?
  • Creativity
    Is the idea original? Has it never been done before?
  • Presentation
    Were the presenters clear, and did they communicate their idea effectively?
  • Design
    Is the application aesthetically pleasing? Is it easy to use?

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