CUhackit is Clemson's annual nationwide hackathon in the spring semester, hosted in the Watt Family Innovation Center. We're exciting to see you both in person and online!

Hackathon Sponsors


$1,010 in prizes

Best Hardware Hack

Arduino Starter Kit

Best Use of Data

Apple Airpods

Hack for the People

Fitbit Versa 2

Beginner's Hack

Echo Show 5

Most Ingenious Hack

Nintendo Switch Lite

Best Use of AWS

Echo Buds

Best Use of AssemblyAI

50 dollar Amazon Gift card

Best Use of Google Cloud

Google Cloud Swag Bag or Backpack

Build your hackathon project with a suite of secure storage, powerful compute, and integrated data analytics products provided by Google Cloud. See full list of products here: Winners located in the US will receive a Google Cloud Swag Bag complete with a beanie, pillow, journal, socks & lanyards. Winners outside of the US will receive a Google branded backpack.

Best Use of MATLAB

MathWorks Swag Bag

MATLAB and Simulink are computation tools used at more than 5,000 institutions worldwide. Use their software in your next hack to win some exclusive MathWorks swag including a MathWorks branded cinch bag, pair of socks, baseball cap, stylus pen & deck of cards! You can also claim a free MATLAB software license to get started.

Most Creative Use of Twilio

Twilio Swag Box & GameGo Console

Twilio allows you to incorporate mobile messaging, phone calls and a ton of other awesome communication features right into your hackathon project using a web service API. Are you building an e-commerce website and want to send text notifications or email confirmations once an order is completed? Or maybe you'd like to verify users based on their mobile numbers? Twilio makes all this possible and more. Build a hack that simplifies your life using any Twilio API for a chance to win some awesome prizes! Get started with $50 in free credit!

Best Space App powered by Space Force

Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

The sky is not the limit! Try your hand at making a space-themed application for a chance to win a wireless Bluetooth speaker for you and your team from the U.S. Space Force! We’re looking for amazing solutions to any space-related problems you can imagine. For any sci-fi enthusiast, this is the perfect opportunity to push the limits of your creativity by building the technology of tomorrow, today. We can’t wait to see the solutions you build!

Best Use of CockroachDB

Build your hackathon project on CockroachDB's open source and indestructible SQL database. Utilize CockroachDB in your hack for a chance to win a 3D printing pen for you and each of your team members. What's more, if you submit a verified project and are a US resident, we'll be sending you a free CockroachDB T-shirt while supplies last!

Best Domain Registered with

PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger

Register a .Tech domain name using during the weekend for your chance to win a PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger for you and each member of your team! Each team may submit one entry per person on the team. The more creative the domain the better!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Brian Dean

Brian Dean

Judging Criteria

  • Technology
    Was it impressive?
  • Completion
    Does it work? Was the original goal achieved?
  • Idea
    How interesting/creative of an idea was it?
  • Category
    How well does it fit the categories?
  • Design
    How well designed is it?

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