24 hour hackathon where developers and designers collaborate in teams to build apps and websites.

HackMizzou is a weekend long college hackathon hosted every year at the University of Missouri, Columbia. A hackathon is an event where developers and designers collaborate in teams to build mobile apps and websites. At the end of the weekend, applicants submit their creations and judges award prizes based on innovation, use of certain technologies, and many other criteria. Food and sleeping places are provided - although applicants are encouraged to stay up hacking.



  • 5:00 PM  - Shuttles leave back lot of Naka Hall (Engineering Building West)
  • 5:30 PM  - Carfax doors open for registration
  • 6:00 PM  - Dinner
  • 7:00 PM  - Opening Ceremony
  • 7:30 PM  - Hacking Begins
  • 7:30 PM  - Team Building Event (for participants without teams)
  • 11:00 PM - Capture the flag
  • 12:00 AM - Midnight Snack
  • 9:00 AM   - Breakfast
  • 11:00 AM - Cup Stacking
  • 12:00 PM - Lunch
  • 4:00 PM   - Hacking Ends
  • 4:30 PM   - Expo Starts
  • 5:30 PM   - Expo Ends/Dinner
  • 6:30 PM   - Closing Ceremony/Winner Announced
  • 8:00 PM   - Event Ends/Shuttles leave Carfax

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$2,250 in prizes

Overall 1st Prize - Best Overall Hack

4 pairs of beats headphones

Overall 2nd Prize - Best Overall Hack

4 Moto 360 smartwatches

Overall 3rd Prize - Best Overall Hack

$400 cash

Domain.com - Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Domain.com Swag Bags

Ubisoft - Watch Dogs® 2 Best Device Privacy Hack

Watch Dogs 2 Collector’s Edition for each member of the team.

- Develop a project that helps users better understand their digital footprint or control their personal data.

- As the number of people and smart devices, like, phone apps, cars, toys, connected to the Internet continues to grow, understanding how our data is being used, by whom, and the implications it has on our everyday lives will become essential.

Hack Harassment - Best Hack Against Online Harassment

- 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.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


On-Site Judges

On-Site Judges

Judging Criteria

  • Design
  • Technical Complexity
  • Practicality