ShellHacks is a 36-hour hackathon at Florida International University (FIU), taking place the weekend of Friday, September 29 to Sunday, October 1st.

Our mission is to provide students with the opportunity to learn about new technologies, create innovative projects, and share their work with the community!


Must be 18 or older and a college student or recent graduate.

Hackathon Sponsors


Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device

410C Dragonboard for each team member

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

$250 Amazon Web Services Credit

Best Domain Name Registered from

Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit

WiCS “breaking the glass ceiling”

Design something to help solve a problem for minorities
- You need at least 4 people on your team
- At least 2 women on your team
Prize: Surprise

GE: Best IoT solution using their I0T Board

Either use pre-existing code on github or create new solution
- Prize: IOT Board

Torkoal’s Favorite

Environmental friendly hack, help the ecosystem!
Prize: TBA

The ShellHack

Build something that helps Miami!
Prize: TBA

Microsoft Azure: Best use to promote inclusiveness

$75 Visa Gift Card + Surprise

Runner Up (2)

Last pick from prize pool

3rd Place

Third pick from prize pool

2nd Place

Second pick from prize pool

1st Place

First pick from prize pool

Cisco Security Prize

Mixed swag pack of a water bottle, leather-bound notebook, speaker, shirt, and carry bag

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


ShellHacks Organizing Team

ShellHacks Organizing Team

Judging Criteria

  • Overall Judging Criteria
    The best three hacks will have a chance at taking their pick of choice from the prize pool!

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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