HackWesTX II is Texas Tech University's second student-run hackathon! This year, the hackathon will start Saturday, March 7th and end Sunday, March 8th. Exact schedule times are yet to be determined. The hackathon will last 24 hours total! We are developers who encourage each other to do better. It’s not just about writing code or programming hardware, it’s about making a positive impact in our community. We want to empower the next generation of learners that will change our world and hackathons are a great opportunity to do just that!


  • Participants: Individuals (over 18 years in age); Collegiate Students
  • Teams: Up to 4 participants per team


MUST SUBMIT before 10:00 AM (3/8)

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$1,790 in prizes

Airpods (4)

Overall - First place

Amazon Echo Dots (4)

Overall - Second place

Amazon Gift Cards (4)

Overall - Third place

Best Use of Google Cloud - Google Home Mini (4)

Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: g.co/cloud. Each winning team member will receive a Google Home Mini.

Best UiPath Automation Hack (4)

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

Best use of MongoDB Atlas (4)

Create a hack using MongoDB Atlas to host a database in the cloud! Automate the provisioning and deployment process with ease, while focusing all your efforts on your hack. Projects built using MongoDB Atlas will be eligible to win an AirCharge Plus.

Most Creative Radar.io Hack (4)

Build the most creative hack using Radar, the location API that allows you to add location context, like Geofences, to your hacks with just a few lines of code. Create awesome projects like a Pokemon Go clone, or Foursquare with ease. Each winning team member will be eligible to win a Tile Sticker Smart Tracker and a chance to be featured by Radar.

Best Domain Registered with Domain.com (4)

Domain.com provides all the domain services you need from registration to hosting to SSL certificates and beyond. Each hacker will receive a FREE domain name and year of domain privacy from Domain.com for their project this weekend!

GroupNIRE Challenge (Beginner) (4)

GroupNIRE Challenge (Advanced) (4)

RISA's Award for Innovation

COVID-19 Awareness & Prevention Hacks (4)

Build a project that helps educate people about best practices for preventing the spread of novel coronavirus, nCOV-19/COVID-19, & staying healthy.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


HackWesTX Team

HackWesTX Team



Judging Criteria

  • Originality
  • Technical Complexity
  • Usefulness/Resourcefulness
  • Motive

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