What is WayneHacks?

WayneHacks is a 24-hour in-person/hybrid hackathon at Wayne State University. This event is open to all majors and skill levels, so whether you're a seasoned developer or curious beginner, we welcome you to join us for this exciting event. Prizes will also be awarded to the best projects, so get ready!


You will need to create an account with us in order to apply using your school email.



Register today at https://waynehacks.com/


WayneHacks will not be responsible for providing any sort of reimbursement, parking, food, and sleeping accommodations due to limitations beyond our control. The building where the venue is will close at around 11 PM and will reopen in the morning. Please plan accordingly!


Contact us at waynestatescd@gmail.com


  • Upload all project files to a GitHub repository and make your last push before noon Sunday, January 14.
  • Upload your project to Devpost by 12:30 PM on Sunday, January 14.
  • GitHub repository needs a README file with the following information: 
    • Link to video presentation 
    • Project Information 
      • Title 
      • Summary 
      • Contributors list 
    • Navigating the repo 
      • Where to find the notebooks, data, code, etc. in the repository.
      • An explanation of what the key files are.
      • Instructions on how to run your project.

Presentation Guidelines 

All presentations must cover these 5 points in a 5-minute video

     1. Intro – Introduce team members and roles (what you knew going into it and experience)

     2. Problem Statement – What problem did you identify that this hack is solving?

     3. Product – Describe the hack.

                     - How is it different from what is currently out there?

                     - What are the improvements you've made? 

                     - Explain tech stack and technicalities 

                             - Explain like you're explaining to someone w/ no technical background

     4. Learning - Tell us what you learned 

     5. Demo - Show us your product!


Hackathon Sponsors


$1,400 in prizes

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Bob Kranson

Bob Kranson
Technical Architect @ Perficient

Vyas Bhuman

Vyas Bhuman

Shashank Pal

Shashank Pal

Deepak Vaida

Jared Grogan

Doug Witten

Doug Witten

Thomas Palazzolo

Thomas Palazzolo

Judging Criteria

  • Functionality
    Does the product function as intended? Is it robust and easy to interact with?
  • Innovation
    Does the product introduce a new approach or perspective?
  • Presentation Criteria
    Did the presentation have Intro, Problem Statement, Product, Learning, and Demo? Did they submit properly (through given instructions?)
  • Presentation Quality
    Ability​ ​for​ ​the​ ​judges​ ​to​​ ​understand​ the​ ​desired​ ​functionality​, ​and​ ​see​ ​that​ ​the functionality​ ​is​ ​behaving​ ​as​ ​expected.
  • Design
    Is the product aesthetically pleasing? Does the design of the product elevate its message?

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