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

$5,800 in prizes

First Place

$2000

Second Place

$1000

Third Place

$500

Best Hack/Website on a .Tech Domain

$50 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.

Best Use of AWS

1 TB hard drives for each team member who the submits a hack with the best use of Amazon Web Services.

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Domain.com Swag Bags

Watch Dogs® 2 Best Device Privacy Hack

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.

Each member of the winning team will receive a copy of Watch Dogs 2 Collector’s Edition

Best Hack Against Online Harassment Sponsored by #HackHarassment

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.

Best Home Automation or IoT Hack

Sponsored by MRI Software. 4 Arduino kits.

Best Security Hack

Winners receive a USB Rubber Ducky
Sponsored by Securable.io

Best Wearable Tech Hack

$500 Prize
Sponsored by TechStyleLAB

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

Tabitha Martin

Tabitha Martin
LaunchNET

Naser Al Madi

Naser Al Madi
Instructor / Kent State University

Robin Bonatesta

Robin Bonatesta
Full Stack Developer / Cladwell

Azim Shaik

Azim Shaik
Data Scientist / KeyBank

Paul Dilyard

Paul Dilyard
Software Engineer / Remesh

Kevin Wolfgang

Kevin Wolfgang
Outreach Manager / TechStyleLAB

Sami Glass

Sami Glass
Organizer / Kent Hack Enough

Nick Crawford

Nick Crawford
Organizer / Kent Heck Enough

Ben Holland

Ben Holland
Organizer / Kent Heck Enough

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?