Help in building a collaborative and innovative community without boundaries!

Desert Hacks was founded at Arizona State University with the goal of building a collaborative and innovative community without boundaries. This year, Desert Hacks will be welcoming students from around the country to participate in a weekend of learning new concepts, building new projects, meeting new people, and being a part of a new, exciting experience. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, a web developer or a hardware enthusiast, you have a place in the community here at Desert Hacks.

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You are eligible if to participate if:

- You applied to Desert Hacks,

- You were accepted,

- and you attended and created your project at Desert Hacks. 


You must submit your hack by February 26th at 12:00PM. You and your team will then present and demo your project in an expo!


A Fantastic Panel of Judges

A Fantastic Panel of Judges

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    Is the hack original, or is it an idea that has been done before? How creative is the concept and approach of the project?
  • Complexity
    Is the hack technically complex or difficult? Is there any interesting or complicated use of technology involved?
  • Functionality
    Does the hack work? Is it an idea put into practice or just a concept?
  • Usefulness
    Is the purpose of the hack relevant? Does it contribute to individuals or society in a meaningful way?