Founded in the spring of 2015, VandyHacks was the first collegiate hackathon to call the rockin' city of Nashville, Tennessee home. VandyHacks II is scheduled for October 2-4, 2015 at Vanderbilt University. 250+ students from universities nationwide will meet at Vandy for a weekend of innovation, creativity, and collaboration. Happy hacking!




8:00PM Bus Arrival / Check In / Dinner

10:00PM Opening Ceremony

11:00PM Open Mic / Assassins Game Signup

11:30PM Hacking Begins



12:00AM Beginner Workshops / Snacks

2:00AM Icebreaker Party Games

9:00AM Breakfast

10:00AM Capital One Tech Talk

11:00AM Lunar Lincoln Tech Talk

1:00PM Lunch

2:00PM BNY Mellon Tech Talk

3:00PM Metova Tech Talk

4:00PM Walking Tour of Vanderbilt

5:00PM Yik Yak Tech Talk

6:30PM Dinner, thanks to Digital Reasoning

7:30PM Digital Reasoning Tech Talk

9:00PM Brendan Wovchko Tech Talk



12:00AM MLH Mini-Event - Cup Stacking / Snack

2:00AM Bubble Wrap Room Opens

9:00AM Breakfast

11:00AM Hacking Ends / Janos Sallai Tech Talk

12:00PM Expo

12:30PM Lunch

2:00PM Closing Ceremony

Hackathon Sponsors


$16,158 in prizes

1st Place (4)

Dell Tablet (provided by MLH)
Jawbone Up (provided by MLH)
$150 Digital Ocean Credits

2nd Place (4)

Parrot AR Drone
$150 Digital Ocean Credits

3rd Place (4)

Gameboy 3DS + Pokemon Omega Ruby
$150 Digital Ocean Credits

Best Hardware Hack (4)

Oculus Rift DK2 (provided by Oculus VR)

Hackers' Choice (4)

Sennheiser HD 558 Headphones

Best Use of Project Tango (4)

Project Tango (

Best Use of Capital One API (4)

Myo Gesture Control Armband

Digital Reasoning's Choice (4)

Raspberry Pi Starter Kit

Best Healthcare Hack (4)

$100 Newegg Gift Card (provided by Epic)

Shoot for the Moon (4)

4 Hours of Development Consulting and 4 Hours of UI Design (provided by Lunar Lincoln)

(hours split between teammates)

Best Mobile App (4)

Samsung Galaxy Mega, Galaxy 6S Edge, Galaxy Note 5:
(if team of 4 people, we'll add something for 4th member) (provided by AT&T)

Best Use of Pebble (4)

Pebble Steel (provided by Pebble)

Best Use of Location (4)

Self-Balancing Scooter (1 for team) (provided by Yik Yak)

Most Promising Innovator (2)

Ticket to 36|86 Tech Conference (provided by LaunchTN)

Assassins' Game Winner

Fitbit Charge

Best Game (4)

GoPro Cameras (presented by VGT)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must be a student at a university, trade school, or college (or graduated within 6 months)
  • Maximum of 4 hackers per team
  • Must be at event in-person


Please include a description of your project, technologies used, and teammates. Videos are optional, but highly encouraged!


Dan Fabbri

Dan Fabbri
Assistant Prof of Biomedical Informatics and Computer Science, Vanderbilt University

Avery Fisher

Avery Fisher
Nashville Entrepreneur

Cory Hughes

Cory Hughes
Automation Engineer, Digital Reasoning

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
  • Impressiveness
  • Efficacy
  • Originality

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