Hack Arizona is the largest Hackathon in the Southwest and is led by students fostering a world-class hacker culture hosted at the University of Arizona.


The schedule for the event can be found at https://hackaz.io/schedule.html


U.S. Citizens who are in or have graduated from college in the last 6 months are eligible for prizes.

Hackathon Sponsors


$25,530 in prizes

State Farm: Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch for each team member

"Best Hack Related to Driver or Home Safety"

Modular Mining: Cash

"Anti-Collision Assist Challenge - $600 prize per winning team member"
Our zero human harm autonomous haulage system relies on anti-collision technology. We are looking for people with object oriented programming experience - Java/C# at any level to simulate the truck's next autonomous adventure. Swing by our 10pm Friday workshop for exclusive tips and tricks.

Rincon Research: Cash

$1000 Cash

In hackathons, it's easy to get caught up in "can we do this?" and forget to ask "why would we do this?" This prize will be awarded to a team that conveys useful information in a new, and meaningful way

American Airlines: Round Trip (3)

1st place: 100k mile credit or round trip international flight package

2nd place: 50k miles, one round trip international or two round trip within us

3rd place: 25k miles, one round trip (US only)

Thousands of people fly American each and every day. This awesome responsibility opens the door to incredible opportunities. Help us elevate the customer travel experience, boost operational efficiency and employee performance

Hexagon Mining: Amazon Gift Card (2)

$1000 Amazon gift cards

Best Use of Geolocation

Best use of Data Analytics

Amazon: Echo Show (2)

Each teammate an echo show

Best Use of AWS Technologies In Real-Life Applications
Most Impactful Use of Data - Driven Technology

Fly.Me: Fly cash

$500 Amazon that can be split

Best use of/integration with our GraphiQL API for travel planning

USAA: Oculus Quest

Oculus Quest for each member

"Best use of Data"

Sandia: Bose Soundlink Color II Speakers

Bose Soundlink Color II Speakers. Up to 4 speakers, one per teammate.

"Best Hack to aid in times of disaster recovery"

Paradox AI: Cash

$2,000 in cash for winning team

Improve the world of recruiting and/or job seeking through the power of A.I.

General Dynamics Mission Systems: Unknown


Google: Cloud Credits

1st place: Google Nest Mini, Cloud Patagonia Backpack, Cloud Pillow, Acrylic Trophy, and Cloud Water Bottle

2nd Place: Google Nest Mini

Incorporate Google Cloud in an app

Hack Arizona: Airpods

Airpods Pro per each group member (engraved -- giving out after event)

Best Overall Hack

Hack Arizona: Amazon Gift Card

$75 amazon gift card per each contestant

Best Beginner Hack

Hack Arizona: Donation to charity

Donation to charity of your choice - $250

Social Impact Prize

MLH: Best use of UI Path

Limited Edition UiPath Branded Backpack and an opportunity to secure a 2020 Summer Internship at UiPath!

Build or add automation to your hack using UiPath! Each winning team member will receive a Limited Edition UiPath Branded Backpack and an opportunity to interview for a UiPath Internship in 2020 with high recommendation!

MLH: Best use of MongoDB Atlas

Branded MongoDB AirCharge Plus!

Create a hack using MongoDB Atlas to host a database in the cloud! Automate the provisioning and deployment process with ease, while focusing all your efforts on your hack. Projects built using MongoDB Atlas will be eligible to win an AirCharge Plus per team member.

MLH: Best Domain registered with domain.com

Domain.com Backpack!

Register a domain using Domain.com during the weekend. Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. Each winning team member will receive a Domain.com branded backpack.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Jason Johnson

Jason Johnson
State Farm

Michaela Parkman

Michaela Parkman
Modular Mining

Carolyn Lanser

Carolyn Lanser
Rincon Research

Melinda Malmgren

Melinda Malmgren
American Airlines

Eric Hambright

Eric Hambright
Hexagon Mining

Aaron Blumefeld

Aaron Blumefeld

Fred Hsu

Fred Hsu





Stephen Ost

Stephen Ost
Paradox AI

Judging Criteria

  • Criteria
    Criteria will be specific to the company and their representative. See submission details for criteria on the specific categories.

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