prize categories

first place

iPad 2 Mini 16GB


a 1 year subscription to Frontend Masters


third place

Light Blue Bean

Second Place

Fitbit Alta

Intel Code for good


Target prize

Prizes throughout the weekend.


  • When demoing your project, you’ll need to show your technology live, even if there are stubbed out parts of your application. Do not use PowerPoint or PDFs.

  • Team size can range from 2 to 5 people. Prize categories won’t have more than five prizes for the winning team. Teams with less than two people won’t be able to compete, although they can still attend the event.

  • The project hack must be built at the event, not prior to the event.

  • All teams retain full ownership of what they created during the hackathon. Hack the Gap claims no rights to any of the ideas.

  • There will be no alcohol served at the event.

  • You must read and adhere to the code of conduct.

  • That’s it. Those are the rules.



The weekend hacks will be judged by the innovation of the idea and problem solution; the technical impressiveness; and the impact of the idea of community, the market or the end users. No one of these categories will have more weight than another.

There will be a panel of four judges. Each judge will rate the team presentation of the project with a 1 through 5 for each of the categories: innovation, technical impressiveness, and impact. The total score of each team will be tallied up and the four judges will decide which team takes first, second and third prize.

The Intel Prize will be decided and awarded by the Hack the Gap organizers. The Target prizes will be random chance throughout the weekend for all of the hackers.