Be a part of something big.

Welcome to BigRed//Hacks 2015, the ultimate student-run hackathon at Cornell University.  Across three days, join students from all across the northeast to build the coolest and most innovative projects, meet amazing people, and win prizes along the way!


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Participants at BigRed//Hacks are limited to those who have officially registered.  All participants should sign in at the registration booth at the start of the event and receive a wristband.

Teams may be formed until the deadline for the project submission, and may contain one to four people.


Submission must be an original piece of software, where a significant portion of the code and functionality was designed and written by the team members.

No part of the submission may be created outside of the 36 hour hackathon window, and any external code, images, or content must be equally available to all participants, licensed with permission to use, and follow all applicable laws.

Submissions must follow all applicable laws, may not promote copyright infringement, and may not be obscene or made with the purpose to marginalize or offend any group of people.


Leon Zaruvinsky

Leon Zaruvinsky
Temporary - Judges coming soon.

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    Is the idea original and unique, or just a copy of something that already exists?
  • Technical Difficulty
    How difficult was the project to build? Of the technologies used, were they used well?
  • Aesthetics
    Does the project look put together and complete? How is the user experience?
  • Potential
    Could you see this project being used in the future beyond the hackathon, or is it just a one-time deal?
  • Demonstration
    How well did the team demonstrate their project?