HackTX is an annual 24-hour hackathon at The University of Texas at Austin where students can make their ideas real. It's about learning new skills and coming up with creative solutions using technology. To help along the way, we provide mentorship and workshops. Beginners are welcome!

Hackathon Sponsors


$1,950 in prizes

First Place

Kinect Sensor for XBox One

Second Place


Third Place


American Airlines Sponsor Challenge (3)

Thousands of people fly American each and every day. This awesome responsibility opens the door to incredible opportunities. Help us elevate the customer travel experience, boost operational efficiences and employee performance (baggage handling, gate agents, etc.), or enhance American's brand image with your innovative hacks!
1st Place - 50,000 AAdvantage Miles1
2nd Place - 35,000 AAdvantage Miles1
3rd Place - 25,000 AAdvantage Miles1

Best use of MongoDB Atlas

Best use of MongoDB 1st: $50 Amazon Gift Card for each team member and an AirCharge Plus

CBRE Sponsor Challenge

Best Hack to Drive Energy Efficiency in a Commercial Building Prize: Echo dots

PwC Sponsor Challenge (4)

At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. In an increasingly complex world, we believe that technology, when used responsibly, can be a force for good. We challenge you to join us in living out or purpose and hacking the future by developing a prototype that addresses one of these major societal challenges: Upskilling today’s workforce to give them the skills necessary to contribute in tomorrow’s digital economy Income inequality Access to healthcare You are free to use whatever technologies you choose, but we encourage you to consider both the technical design AND user experience of your prototype. Submissions will be awarded based on how creatively they address one or more of the societal issues listed above, the experience and benefit they provide to target users, and the quality of the technical solution developed. Prizes: 1st: Oculus Go VR headsets, 2nd: DJI Tello Quadcopter bundle, 3rd: Echo Dot, Impact prize: VR headset OR DJI Tello Quadcopter bundle

Facebook Sponsor Challenge

The hack that best represents the Facebook mission to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Prizes: Oculus Gos

“Living Our Values” Challenge

At The Home Depot, we believe our people-centered culture has played a huge role in our success as the the world’s #1 home improvement retailer. Create a product that fulfills one or more of our Company’s eight core values (Excellent Customer Service, Taking Care of Our People, Building Strong Relationships, Respect for All People, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Doing the Right Thing, Giving Back, Creating Shareholder Value) for a chance to win the Home Depot “Living Our Values” Challenge. Prizes: Wireless Sony noise-canceling headphones + chance to interview for the Summer 2020 Internship with The Home Depot’s Technology team

Azure Champ Prize

Project that includes the most innovative technical design and implementation of Azure. Prizes: 4 Surface Go’s + keyboards and a $1k donation to a charity of the winning team’s choosing.

PIMCO Sponsor Challenge (3)

At PIMCO, one of the world’s premier investing firms, we are committed to making a difference in the world. One of the ways we do this is through our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategies, which help clients pursue their investment goals while influencing positive social change. We also recognize that now, more than ever, technology will power the solutions to our greatest sustainability challenges.

Challenge: How can we use technology to influence people to make socially responsible and sustainable decisions?
Prizes: 1st: Nintendo Switches
2nd: Razer BlackWidow Mechanical Keyboards
3rd: ELEGOO Mega 2560 Project The Most Complete Ultimate Starter Kit w/Tutorial Compatible with Arduino IDE

JPMorgan Sponsor Challenge

Best Hack for Disaster Relief and Recovery. Prizes: Oculus Go CR Headset and a Raspberry Pi Ultimate Starter Kit

Best use of Goldman Sachs Marquee API

Best use of Goldman Sachs Marquee API. Prizes: Nintendo Switch Lite

Capital One Sponsor Challenge

Best Financial Hack. Prizes: $300 Amazon Gift Card for each member of our winning team

Best use of Google Cloud (MLH)

Google Home Minis for each team member.

Best Automation Hack with UiPath (MLH)

Build an automation hack using UiPath! Each winning team member will receive a UiPath/MLH Branded Backpack and an opportunity for an office tour and to interview for a UiPath Internship in 2020 with a high recommendation!

Best Domain Name from Domain.com (MLH)

Domain.com branded backpacks for each team member.

Best use of Twilio (MLH)

Create a hack using Twilio's powerful communications API. Do things like send SMS messages, phone calls, email, and much more in your project. The team that has the best use of Twilio will win a $50 Amazon gift card per team member.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:




Judging Criteria

  • Technical Proficiency
  • Creativity
  • Hackiness
  • UI/UX

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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