Welcome to Hoya Hacks 2023 DevPost Page. Please make sure you have registered at HoyaHacks.com for the hack, and it will help you get access to our discord. HH23 is a hybrid event with some hackers in-person at Georgetown and others joining us virtual. Make sure to check out our Notion for more information. #HoyaHaxa January 27-29, 2023.  


All Hoya Hacks projects must be original. Projects will be judged for the creativity, the strength of their code or hardware innovation, and if it works!  Teams can be a maximum of 4 students.  All student teams must register their team on Saturday at 11 AM EST. All students must complete the check-in form. Hackers will submit on Devpost a copy of their code and a 2-2:30 minute video that shows off their project as a submission.  All projects are due at 9:30 AM EST in DevPost. No exceptions.

Hackathon Sponsors


$1,812 in prizes

OVERALL 1st Place

Bose SoundLink Flex Bluetooth Portable & MLH Fellowship Fast Track Interviews + MLH Winner Pins

OVERALL 2nd Place

Keychron K2 75% Layout Bluetooth Wireless Mechanical Keyboard with Gateron G Pro Brown Switch & MLH Fellowship Fast Track Interviews + MLH Winner Pins

OVERALL 3rd Place

Matein Travel Laptop Backpack & MLH Fellowship Fast Track Interviews + MLH Winner Pins

Active-Wellness Track

Hydro Flask Wide Mouth Bottle with Flex Cap

The College Track

Jabra Elite 3 in Ear Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds

Most Innovative Use of Verbwire (2)

1) Most innovative use of Verbwire API: Total Prize $300 - split across two teams ($150 per team)

Best Use of Google Cloud

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. Winners located in the US will receive a Google Cloud Swag Bag complete with a beanie, Android pillow, journal, socks & lanyards. Winners outside of the US will receive a Google Cloud branded backpack.

Most Creative Use of Twilio

Twilio allows you to incorporate mobile messaging, phone calls and a ton of other awesome communication features right into your hackathon project using a web service API. Are you building an e-commerce website and want to send text notifications or email confirmations once an order is completed? Or maybe you'd like to verify users based on their mobile numbers? Twilio makes all this possible and more. Build a hack that simplifies your life using any Twilio API for a chance to win a Twilio Swag Box & GameGo Console ! Get started with $50 in free credit

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Register a .Tech domain name using Domain.com during the weekend for your chance to win a Domain.com branded backpack for you and each member of your team! Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. The more creative the domain the better!

Best Use of MATLAB

MATLAB and Simulink are computation tools used at more than 5,000 institutions worldwide. Use their software in your next hack to win some exclusive MathWorks swag including a MathWorks branded cinch bag, pair of socks, baseball cap, stylus pen & deck of cards! You can also claim a free MATLAB software license to get started.

Best Accessibility Hack sponsored by Fidelity

Fidelity Branded Wireless Charger At Fidelity, accessibility is viewed as a major key to the success of their business, which is why they are challenging you to come up with innovative ways to make tech more accessible! We want you to use your hacking skills to find and build solutions that put opportunities and resources within reach to all communities. The team with the best accessibility hack will win a Fidelity branded wireless charger for each team member!

Most Creative Use of Verbwire (2)

Creative Use of Verbwire API: $700 distributed across 7 teams ($100 per team), and $5,000 in Premium API credits for an additional 20 teams

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Joshua Meredith

Joshua Meredith
Hoya Hacks

Linda Buckley

Linda Buckley
Deputy CIO / UIS / Georgetown University

Lisa Singh

Lisa Singh
Professor of Computer Science / Georgetown University

Georgii Kliukovkin
Staff Software Engineer / Lab49

Marcio Rosas

Marcio Rosas
Project Manager / GUSOM

Ken Mayer

Ken Mayer
Director of Educational Technologies / Georgetown University

Sergei Shaikin

Sergei Shaikin
Software Tester / Libertex Group

Aliaksandr Shulyak
Senior SRE / Bloomberg

Matt Shabat

Matt Shabat
Adjunct Lecturer / Georgetown University SCS / Cyber Risk Management Master’s Program

Maura Imparato
Senior Project Manager / Resilience

Luzanne Trotter
Account Manager / APA

John Steitz

John Steitz
CETS Associate Director for Classroom Support and Systems / Adjunct Lecturer / Georgetown University

Ted O'Keefe

Ted O'Keefe

Judging Criteria

  • See Below!
    All Hoya Hacks projects must be original. Projects will be judged for the creativity, the strength of their code or hardware innovation, and if it works!

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