- Teams must consist of no more than four people
- The hack must be created in full during the hacking period
- Remote submissions will not be accepted
Participants must create a hack (either software, hardware, of a combination of the two) entirely within the span of the YHack hacking period. Submissions worked on outside of this period will not be considered.
$16,425 in prizes
$3,000 in cash + $1,000 in bitcoin (sponsored by Coinbase) + 4 Pebble Steels + more hardware surprises
$2,000 in cash
$1,000 in cash
Fourth-Eighth Places (5)
$775 in cash per team
Best Use of Coinbase API (2)
$500 in bitcoin per winning team. Sponsored by Coinbase.
Best Use of Pebble SDK
Four Pebble Steels
Best use of MongoDB
MongoDB Swag Packs and Amazon Gift Cards
Craziest Hack by ThinkGeek (2)
$500 ThinkGeek swag pack
Best use of Microsoft API
Microsoft Gift Package
Best use of Yo API
$1,000 in cash
Best domain registered by Namecheap
$250 namecheap credit
Best Data Visualization by Nvidia
Graphics Processing Unit: GTX780
Best Use of Staples API
Staples Gift Package
Best Cultural Heritage/Museum Hack by Yale (2)
Best use of Priceline API
$300 Priceline credit to best use and 15% discount to everyone who uses API
Best use of Bloomberg API
Four 3Doodler pens
Best use of the Google API (2)
1st Place - Four Nexus Tablets
Best use of Intel Galileo Kits (2)
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
How to enter
To submit, please send details of the hack as well as images of the hack. Live links and video are highly encouraged!
Director of Entrepreneurship, Yale SOM
We like hacks that define and remedy problems in a way that we've never seen before.
The project will be judged on how technical it was to implement.
What you thought about this project in relation to the others.