HackCooper is Cooper Union’s student hackathon, run by create@cooper. On September 24th, 300 makers and hackers will join us for 24 hours of work and fun in a unique environment. Students will have the opportunity to hack on web, mobile, and hardware applications, with all the resources of a premiere design and engineering school at their fingertips!

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$2,600 in prizes

Best Overall Hack

The winner would be fully funded by Facebook to the Facebook hackathon in their headquarters.

Most Technical Hack

The winner of the most technical hack shows an aptitude in utilizing hardware and/or software in their hacks. We are looking for hacks that shows an in-depth understanding of the hardware/software used.

Most Creative Hack

Let your imagination run wild! We are looking for ideas that are inspiring and have the wow factor with it. The winner of this prize gets a $500 prize.

Best Use of AWS

Winners would get a 1 TB hard drive.

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Winners would get Domain.com Swag Bags

Best Data Privacy Hack

Develop a project that helps users better understand their digital footprint or control their personal data. Winners get Watch Dogs 2 Collector’s Edition for each member of the team.


Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment! Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment.

Best Use of 3D in a web app

A $100 gift card for each time member from Autodesk will be awarded to the team that have the best use of 3D modelling in a web application

Best Use of Video Hack

Eligible submissions for Best Video Hack must be focused on video content, whether this is a creative implementation of video, a video processing app of some sort, or something else. We’ll be looking for projects that use video in the most interesting and technically impressive ways.The winning team will receive VIP tickets to the Daily Show with Trevor Noah – one for each member!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Baran Bagcilar

Baran Bagcilar

Zohar Yardeni

Zohar Yardeni

Arvinth Sethuraman

Arvinth Sethuraman
Cooper Union

Brian Hong

Brian Hong
Cooper Union

Judging Criteria

  • Technically Efficient
    How well is your idea executed? How much knowledge did you demonstrate through your hack?
  • Creativity
    Is your idea original? Does it have the wow factor in it?

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