This will be Temple University’s first Hackathon. Students and sponsors from around the Philadelphia area will gather in the name of STEM. Students will spend 12 hours working in teams or individually to create personal projects or compete for sponsored prizes. Sponsors will be able to provide a prize for a winning “hack”, which is a project that a team of students will work on during the hackathon. There will be multiple prizes that are presented during the closing ceremonies including company-sponsored prizes as well as CST department-funded prizes.  

Sponsors will host workshops to engage student in an educational environment. Sponsors will be able to connect and network with all students present at the event. This event will make Temple students more marketable in the job hunt, raise Temple’s standing with local tech companies, and engage with other local universities.


  • Must be 18 or over
  • Must have a University/College ID
  • Must comply to MLH code of conduct
  • Maximun 5 people per team


Must submit to Devpost by 8pm

Hackathon Sponsors


$1,450 in prizes

Best Overall Hack

This prize is for the best of the best. $400 in Amazon gift cards will be awarded.

Best Social Good Hack

This goes to the best hack that helps humanity. $200 in Amazon gift cards will be awarded.

Best Health Hack

This is for the best health/health care hack. $200 in Amazon gift cards will be awarded.

Best Educational Hack

This is for the best educational hack. $200 in Amazon gift cards will be awarded.

IEEE CySec-Dojo 2019

Head over to the IEEE table to get more information. Each person on the winning team will get $50 in amazon giftcards

Lockheed Martin Best First Time Hack

This prize goes to the best hack with at least one first hacker. 5 Echo dots will be awarded

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


OwlHacks Judging Team

OwlHacks Judging Team
Temple University

Judging Criteria

  • Completeness
    Closes to be marker ready, the better. Does it have all of the components needed to meet the inital goal?
  • Difficulty
    Was this project a challange? Does it go beyond what is taught in class? Were new skills needed to build this?
  • Polish
    Is the user experience smooth? Is it well designed? Does it look good?
  • Originality
    Is this something you have never seen before? Does it approch a problem in a new way?

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