jacobsHack! is the student hackathon at Jacobs Univerisity Bremen, an international university in Germany that is home to people from 110 different nations. In the spirit of our university we are trying to create one a diverse hackathon experience on our beautiful campus.



  • Participants: Students (over 18 years in age) and people who graduated from university within the last year
  • Team Size: Maximum team size is 4 people. You don't have to have a team upon arrival.

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$4,100 in prizes

Most technically challenging project

Win Parrot jumping sumo drones for the most technically challenging hackathon project.

Most disruptive project

Win Zeiss VR One Plus headsets for the most disruptive hackathon project.

Hacker Spirit ("Strange but cool") prize

Win Misfit Shine fitness trackers for the best "strange but cool" project.

Skyscanner API Prize

Best use of Skyscanner API

Amazon Alexa API Prize

Win Amazon Echo for the best use of Amazon Alexa API

Twilio API prize

Win Pebble watches for best use for Twilio APIs.

CLIQZ best security / privacy focussed project award

Win Raspberry Pis for the best best security / privacy focussed project


Use your tech skills for good and hack online harassment. Build a software solution that can help reduce the frequency and/or severity of online harassment. Win HackHarassment Swag Bags.

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

1 TB Hard Drives

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Domain.com Swag Bags

Best use of .tech domains - Most disruptive

Win 50$ Amazon vouchers per team member for the most disruptive project that uses a .tech domain

Best use of .tech domains - Most Technically challenging

Win 50$ Amazon vouchers per team member for the most disruptive project that uses a .tech domain

Best misfit project

Win Misfit Shine activity trackers for creating the best hack that doesn't fit categorical boundaries

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Jürgen Schönwälder

Jürgen Schönwälder
Jacobs University

Dominik Kundel

Dominik Kundel

Jen Meyers

Jen Meyers
Amazon Alexa

Donald Whyte

Donald Whyte

Miquel Llobet

Miquel Llobet

Kevin Lewis

Kevin Lewis
Major League Hacking

Judging Criteria

  • Innovation
    How innovative / new is your idea. Are you just the next generic social app or are you creating something groundbreaking new?
  • Technical Difficulty
    How difficult was this hack to be implemented. Is it just a simple website or are you solving a technical problem that nobody ever solved?
  • Design / UX
    How is the design and the user experience of the hack. How polished does the project appear? Does it show issues?
  • Usefulness
    Is it a useful hack? How wide are the applications? Is it just something that helps you or will more people use it?
  • Presentation
    How well is the presentation during the fair by the team.

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