At its core, CrimsonHacks is about bringing hackers from all over the south for a weekend of innovation. We are the first Major League Hacking member event in the state of Alabama. For 24 hours, 200 students from around the southeast will come together in Tuscaloosa at The University of Alabama for a weekend of innovation, free food, and of course, free swag. 

For the full weekend schedule, visit


In order to be eligible for the event and for prizes:

  • Projects must be submitted via Devpost.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be a student at a university, trade school, or college (or graduated within 12 months)
  • Maximum of 4 hackers per team
  • Must be at event in-person


Include a description of your project, a brief summary of technologies used, and teammates.

Hackathon Sponsors


$4,198 in prizes

First Place

Chromebook! (ASUS C100PA-DB02)

Second Place

Amazon Echo!

Third Place

Raspberry Pi kit!

Hacker's Choice


Best Rookie

3D printing pen! (MYNT3D Professional Printing 3D Pen with OLED Display)

Pariveda's Choice

Urbanears Dark Grey wireless headphones!

Most Disruptive Hack (Red Ventures)

JBL Bluetooth waterproof speakers!

Most Creative Way to Display Data Insights (84.51)

Raspberry Pis!


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. Members of the winning team receive Hack Harassment Battery Packs!

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

$250 AWS credit!

Best Domain Name from Swag Bags!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Rob Morgan

Rob Morgan
Director of STEM Path to the MBA at The University of Alabama

Susan Vrbsky

Susan Vrbsky
Associate Professor of Computer Science at The University of Alabama

Josh Sahib

Josh Sahib
Brewery Buddy

Mitchell Griest

Mitchell Griest
Pariveda Solutions

Judging Criteria

  • Design
  • Usefulness
  • Fun
  • Innovation
    Judges will rate the uniqueness, creativity, and technical skill of your project.

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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