HackRU is a 24-hour hackathon at Rutgers University. We welcome hundreds of students to join us in building awesome software and hardware projects.

Welcome to the sixteenth biannual HackRU, hosted at Rutgers University.

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Judges

Lars Sorensen

Lars Sorensen
Graduate Professor at Rutgers University and IT specialist

Srikant Sunkara

Srikant Sunkara
Senior Software Engineer at American Express

George Berger

George Berger
Professor at Rutgers University

Brian Russell

Brian Russell
Professor at Rutgers University

Sakib Jalal

Sakib Jalal
Production Engineer at Facebook

Heman Ghandi

Heman Ghandi
Software Engineer at Google and Former Research and Development Director for HackRU

Mihai Andrei

Mihai Andrei
Software Engineer at MongoDB and Former Executive Director of HackRU

Srihari Shankar

Srihari Shankar
Software Development Engineer at Amazon

Carlin Au

Carlin Au
Software Engineer at Audible and Former Executive Director of HackRU

Brandon Yu

Brandon Yu
Technology Analyst at RBC Capital Markets and Former Executive Director of HackRU

Jhanvi Virani

Jhanvi Virani
President of the Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA)

Aneesh Deshpande

Aneesh Deshpande
Vice President of the Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA)

Qasim Abbas

Qasim Abbas
Lead iOS Developer at CNBC

Krysti Leong

Krysti Leong
Former Finance Director for HackRU and Digital Marketing Analyst at Education Dynamics

Rigved Tummala

Rigved Tummala
Former Day-of and Events Coordination Director for HackRu

Lawrence Lin

Lawrence Lin
Actuarial Analyst at Everest Reinsurance Company

Mandev Singh

Mandev Singh

Heena Desai

Heena Desai

Judging Criteria

  • Functionality
    Does the hack work as intended?
  • Creativity
    Is the idea unique? If not, then is it independent from other thought?
  • Design
    Is the hack aesthetically pleasing and intuitive to use?
  • Technical Difficulty
    Was the project technically challenging to execute. Does require a higher or deeper level of understanding?