Hackital is a new undergraduate hackathon in the nation's capital planned by the George Washington Unisity students. 

The DC tech scene is quickly growing. The Hackital Team came together with a shared vision of an open event where designers and developers can focus on pushing technical trends of products from mobile apps to virtual reality. Join us for a 36-hour hackathon as we build the future! 


You must be 18 years of age to attend. Please bring your ID with you.  

Teams of up to 4 people. 

Hackathon Sponsors


$450 in prizes

Nerf Gun

Karaoke Pitch Competition on Saturday

First Place | MLH medal

First Place

Second Place | MLH Medal

Second Place

Third Place | MLH Medal

Third Place


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. Win a HackHarassment Swag Bag.

Watch Dogs® 2 Best Device Privacy Hack

Everything is part of the internet of things now - from your phone to your fitness band to your thermostat. Build a hack that utilizes private data being collected from your devices, and show how you can turn potential vulnerabilities into something constructive. Prize: Collector's Edition of Watch Dogs 2

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

1 TB Hard Drives

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Domain.com Swag Bags

Best App using internet sourced data | Provided by Book Holders

Use some internet sourced data. That's any API, Web crawling, RSS, etc..
Win 1/4 of a bitcoin

Longest Stack Name | provided by Book Holders

Longest stack name will win a Raspberry Pi or Arduino hardware

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


William Graves

William Graves

Jackie Kazil

Jackie Kazil
Leader / Capital One; DCfemtech; PyLadies

Lex McCusker

Lex McCusker
Director, Student Entrepreneurship Programs / GW Innovation Office

Gabriel Parmer

Gabriel Parmer
Associate Professor / GW SEAS

Judging Criteria

  • Criteria
    Projects for Hackital will be judged on Technical Difficulty, Creativity & Innovation, and Practicality. Each team will have 2 minutes to demo their project in front of everyone.

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