DragonHacks is Drexel University's 24-hour hackathon which will be hosted by Drexel University IEEE on Saturday, April 30th, and Sunday, May 1st held both in-person in the Bossone Research Enterprise Center and virtually on Gather. The 2022 edition is bringing the brightest minds of the world's best schools to spend 24 hours creating groundbreaking new products from scratch!

Hacking begins at 2:00 PM (EST) on Saturday, April 30th right after the opening ceremony, and ends at 2:00 PM (EST) on Sunday, May 1st. You must submit your project on Devpost in order to be eligible for prizes and must also demonstrate your project.

For Top 3 (Priority 1 -> 2 -> 3), here is the prize pool to choose from: 

2 x Xbox Series S Game Console 
2 x Apple Airpods(3rd Generation)
3 x Seagate Portable 2TB External Hard Drive Portable HDD 
1 x Nintendo Switch - OLED Model with White Joy-Con
1 x 2021 Ipad Mini
1 x Creality Ender 3 Pro 3D Printer with Removable Build Surface Plate
1 x Razer BlackWidow Elite Mechanical Gaming Keyboard 
1 x Arduino MEGA 2560 Kit


For categorical and sponsor-challenge prizes, check out all the prizes below.



  • We will use Devpost for project submissions online (the link becomes active close to the event): https://dragonhacks-2022.devpost.com
  • You must at least, register your tentative project name/team name on Devpost for DragonHacks 2022 by 10 PM on Saturday, April 30th to be eligible for the competition. Don’t worry, you can always come back and edit your submission at any time before the hacking ends.
  • Before the final submission of your project on Sunday, 1st May, make sure to opt for any or all of the categories you would like your project to be considered for (ex. Best Education hack, etc.).
  • Project should entirely be a work of 24 hours
  • All work on a project must be done at the hackathon
  •  Project code or any amount of work must not be plagiarized from any uncredited sources
  • Any project submitted in any other hackathon previously must not be submitted at DragonHacks
  • Your DragonHacks project may NOT be cross-submitted to other hackathons. Similarly, we do not accept projects cross-submitted from other hackathons
  • Devpost videos should be about 2 minutes 


  • Individuals must be 18 years old or older
  • You must be at DragonHacks to work on a project for submission
  • Your DragonHacks project may NOT be cross-submitted to other hackathons. Similarly, we do not accept projects cross-submitted from other hackathons
  • Teams must not exceed a group of 4 Members
  • Please show your ID at registration for age verification
  • You cannot work on your project before the event begins
  • You cannot steal another team's source code
  • The decision of judges is final for determining prizes and awards
  • Please comply with all instructions from the volunteers
  • List your universities when you submit
  • Submit your team name and/or number

Hackathon Sponsors


$6,511 in prizes

Winner - 1st Choice Pick

The Grand Prize will be given to the team with the best overall hack. Each member of the winning team will have 1st choice of prizes from the prize pool.

2nd Place - 2nd Choice Pick

The second-place prize will be given to the first runners-up. Team members will have the 2nd choice of prizes from the prize pool.

3rd Place - 3rd Choice Pick

The third-place prize will be given to the second runners-up. Team members will have the 3rd choice of prizes from the prize pool.

Organizers' Choice

The Organizers' Choice Award will be given to the team organizers deem the best.

Prize: CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 4GB Starter PRO Kit - 4GB RAM (for every member)

Best Environmental Hack

This hack will seek to help us make our lives more sustainable, including but not limited to teaching others how to ethically consume and create greener technologies for the future. It must present the best solution and raise awareness of an environmental issue.

Prize: Oculus Quest 2 — Advanced All-In-One Virtual Reality Headset — 256 GB (for every member)

Best Health Hack

This hack will aim to create innovative technology that will help further our understanding of and provide solutions for health-related issues.

Prize: TCL 50-inch Class 4-Series 4K UHD Smart Roku LED TV - 50S435, 2021 Model (for every member)

Best Educational Hack

This hack focuses on empowering students, young and old, by building new ways to teach and learn.

Prize: Sceptre Curved 27" 75Hz LED Monitor HDMI VGA Build-In Speakers ( for every member)

People's Choice Award

This award will be given to the team our hackers deem best. Hackers will be given the opportunity to choose the best hack.

Prize: Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Classic ( for every team member)

Best Use of Google Cloud (2)

Use one or more Google Cloud products in your hackathon project (Firebase and Maps API count). 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: g.co/cloud.

Co-sponsored by Google Cloud x MLH
1st place prize: 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.
2nd place prize (domestic shipping only):
Google Cloud credits
Google Cloud Skills Boost access

Most Creative Use of Github

GitHub is one of the best ways to collaborate, push code, get feedback, and show the world what you’ve built during a hackathon. To take it a step further, GitHub is now offering you access to industry tools, events & learning resources through something called GitHub Global Campus. Win this weekend’s Most Creative Use of GitHub prize category, first by signing up for GitHub Global Campus and second by using a GitHub repository to host your hackathon project’s code! Make sure your use of GitHub stands out with a detailed ReadMe page, meaningful pull requests and collaboration history, and even a GitHub pages deployment!

Prize: GitHub Octocat Statue, Plushy & Sticker bundle

Most Creative Use of Twilio

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!
Prize: Twilio Swag Box & GameGo Console

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Register a .Tech domain name using Domain.com 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!

Prize: PowerSquare Qi Wireless Phone Charger

Best Use of Auth0

Auth0 wants your applications to be secure! Use any of the Auth0 APIs for a chance to win some exclusive swag, including a Miir 12oz tumbler, Rubiks Cube, and sticker! Why spend hours building features like social sign-in, Multi-Factor Authentication, and passwordless log-in when you can enable them through Auth0 straight out of the box? Save some time on your hack and set yourself up for a big win. It doesn't take much to get started. Auth0 is free to try with up to 7,000 free active users and unlimited log-ins. Make your new account today!

Prize: Exclusive Auth0 Swag made for MLH

Wolfram Award (6)

Top six teams win a Wolfram award letter

Prize: A year of Wolfram|One Personal Edition and
Wolfram|Alpha Pro to everyone in your top teams

Digital Ocean Award (3)

A total of $2,000 in credits to the winning team(s) - these can be distributed only in sums of $100, $125, and $250, per winning team.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Sponsors & Organizers

Sponsors & Organizers

Judging Criteria

  • Fit with Track
    How directly related is your project to the prize track that you applied to?
  • Code Quality
    How clean and maintainable is your code?
  • Lessons Learned
    Did you learn any new technologies or gain any skills?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

Tell your friends

Hackathon sponsors

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.