September 25-26, 2021
We are excited to announce that the eighth RamHacks organized at the VCU College of Engineering will take place on September 25-26, 2021. Due to COVID-19, the event will be virtual but we have opened participation in RamHacks to anyone living within the United States.
Students may work in teams of up to four members and cross-university teams are always encouraged. RamHacks allows programmers to come together to create innovative projects within one of the hackathon challenges.
The Department of Computer Science is hosting this hackathon to ignite the spirits of students in a competition with no creative boundaries. All levels of expertise are welcomed so get ready to bring your ideas to the virtual table!
Please note that if you intend to join our group of hundreds of students in this event, you will also be asked to agree to the MLH Code of Conduct.
RamHacks gives monetary awards to the best submissions in addition to the awards provided by the sponsors of the challenges.
|1st trophy [View Image]||2nd trophy [View Image]||3rd trophy [View Image]|
|$3,000 1st place prize||Two (2) $1,500 2nd place prizes||Three (3) $1,000 3rd place prizes|
Top 3 2020 Challenges
CarMax - Visually narrow down vehicle transfer fees
On carmax.com, given more and more customers are starting their vehicle buying journey online, with over 35k vehicles within our inventory, how do we visually help users narrow down the vehicles by transfer fee? Transfer fee is the cost customers can pay to move a vehicle from one location to another.
CoStar - Best Hack for Group Living in 2020
2020 is a year like no other. As University students, you stand at the intersection of ‘Stay at Home’ and ‘Live together’. In either case (or both) your community is facing challenges related to each. You have some students who are remote, and some trying to safely live on Campus, but all are members of your community. This challenge is to come up with the best hack related to Group Living in 2020, both virtual and/or in-person.
Altria - Most Innovative and Insightful Use of Virtual Agents
Over the last few months we've all had to adjust to a new normal, and as we try to curb human interaction to mitigate risks, we've seen the value of virtual agents increase. We've often seen them used in customer service and IT helpdesk solutions but want to see where it can grow. We want to leave this challenge as open-ended as possible to see what unique challenges you choose to address and how you do so.