Design. Build. Party.

Kent Hack Enough brings hackers from all over the nation together to learn something new, party hard, and create something awesome. With more than 350 highly motivated, creative, and talented participants, Kent Hack Enough is a weekend-long event where students from all areas of interest come together to make something awesome, like an app, website or hardware hack. The entire event is free for students, including food, energy drinks, and swag. In between all the coding, designing, and water pong, our sponsors are available as mentors to provide help and expertise throughout the hacking process.

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Prizes

$7,180 in prizes

1st Prize

$2000

2nd Prize

$1000

3rd Prize

$500

Most Involved

A BoogieBoard to the top 3 people with the highest score through scanning the QR codes that each sponsor/event has.

Water Pong Winner

$25 Amazon Gift Cards to the two members who win the Water Pong Tournament

Best Wearable Hack

$500 prize Sponsored by TechStyleLAB

Best Hack/Website on a .Tech Domain

$150 Amazon Gift card to every member of the team that presents the best hack/website on a .tech domain at Kent Hack Enough. Visit www.get.tech/startups to get your free .tech domain

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

$250 Amazon Web Services Credit

Best IoT Hack Using a Qualcomm Device

410C Dragonboard for each team member

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Raspberry Pi & PiHut Essential Kit

Best Beginner Hack (2)

A BoogieBoard for every member of a newbie team with the best hack!

Cardinal Commerce Sponsored Prize

A HP VR Headset; mixed reality developer edition, is awarded to the winning team sponsored by Cardinal Commerce

Cup Flip Winners

A BoogieBoard will be awarded to the members of the top 2 teams in the cup flip tournament

Hack With Most Commercial Potential

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Kent Hack Enough is free and open to students of all majors. If you are a high school student or a minor, please contact us for more information about how to attend. We’ll send you a waiver for your parents to sign and return before the event, and then you’ll be allowed in. If you’re traveling to Kent, please contact us for more information about travel reimbursement.

Hackers must be registered at khe.io.

Judges

Cale Smith

Cale Smith
IT Manager / Progressive

Jake Sanchez

Jake Sanchez
Senior Application Developer / Progressive

Robin Bonatesta

Robin Bonatesta
Full Stack Developer / Cladwell

Paul Dilyard

Paul Dilyard
Senior Software Engineer / Remesh

Patrick Feeley

Patrick Feeley
Embedded Software Engineer II / Rockwell Automation

Tabitha Martin

Tabitha Martin
Advisor Venture Initiatives / LaunchNET

Joe Duncko

Joe Duncko
Frontend Engineer / Drund

Stacy Wildman

Stacy Wildman
Software Engineering Co-Op / RoviSys

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
    Is your hack challenging?
  • Usability
    Is your hack actually useful? Does your project solve a problem?
  • Polish
    Is your project well designed?
  • Originality
    Is this a new idea, or is your project something we see at every other hackathon?