HowdyHack is Texas A&M's 24-hour, beginner-friendly, Aggie-only hackathon taking place both in-person and virtually. Hackers at HowdyHack will brainstorm, build, and break their product before they'll submit it to a panel of judges for evaluation and hopefully win some cool prizes.

Beyond hacking, HowdyHack is about connecting creative and talented Aggie hackers with each other. We want to give hackers the creative space to showcase their skills and create something amazing while getting to know fellow hackers with the same Aggie pride!

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Teams should be a maximum of 4 hackers. 

If your team is participating virtually then you must submit a youtube link of your project demo of max 3 minutes. 

If your team has a combination of in-person and virtual hackers then you have the option to demo either in-person or submit a video. 

You can only submit a project that is built during this time period. Additionally, you cannot submit this project to any other hackathon. 

Hackathon Sponsors


$1,280 in prizes

First Overall

Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones • This prize will be awarded to the best overall project submission.

Second Place

NEWMEN GM610 60% Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard • This prize will be awarded to the second place project submission.

Third Place

ELEPHAS Portable LED Projector • This prize will be awarded to the third place project submission.

Best Music Related

Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker • This prize will be awarded to the best music related hack.

Best UI

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera • This prize will be awarded to the project submission that has the best user interface in terms of aesthetics and usability.

Best Aggie Hack

Texas A&M Aggie Reveille Pillow Pet • The best hack that helps, improves, or unites Aggies, the University, or Aggieland community overall.

Best Impractical

Screaming Rubber Chicken • A hackathon is the best place to explore new ideas, but maybe some ideas should be left unexplored. This prize will be awarded to the project submission that best solves a problem without actually solving anything.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


An Awesome Judging Panel!

An Awesome Judging Panel!

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    How unique and original is the hack?
  • Practicality
    How useful is the hack based on the problem they are trying to solve?
  • Technicality
    What type of technical challenges did the group face during the hack? How did they overcome these obstacles?
  • Presentation
    How was the visual design and interaction experience? Was the demo seamless? Did the group have good cohesion and explanation of their hack?
  • X-Factor
    Were you blown away by the hack?

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