ArchHacks is a hackathon hosted at Washington University in St. Louis Nov. 4-6 for 500+ students of all backgrounds with a passion for technology, design, and, most importantly, building things. ArchHacks brings together  We will provide a unique opportunity for students to work with resources and companies they cannot find anywhere else, and our theme, HealthTech, means that the products our participants create will make a real difference. You will have the opportunity to make invaluable connections with corporations, collaborate with friends and, most importantly, develop something that will contribute to the HealthTech community.


Must be over 18 by Nov 4, 2016

Must be an enrolled student. Contact us at for any questions. 

Teams can be up to 4 students. 

Hackathon Sponsors


$30,136 in prizes

1st Place - Express Scripts

MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina Display for each winning member

DreamitReel free video editing package to pursue the idea or make a more polished product demo ($99)

1 free year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro

Best Data Visualization - Pfizer

Each member of the winning team will receive an Oculus Rift

Best Hack Addressing Socioeconomic Health Disparities - Centene

Each team member will receive $1,000 and an Apple Watch

Best Hack for an Aging Population - Lumeris

Each member of the winning team will receive an awesome quadcopter drone

Most Interesting Project Technically

Win a set of books hand selected by the founding team of StaffJoy!

Most Effective Use of Wolfram Technologies

Each member of the winning team will receive $100 gift card, 1 Raspberry Pi 3 kit, 1 Year of Wolfram|Alpha Pro and 1 Year Wolfram Development Platform

1st Place - Best Hardware Hack by Siemens

Each member of the winning team will receive a Crazyflie 2.0 drone courtesy of Siemens!

With its small size and weight, it's ideal for indoor use, but you can just as easily hover above your house as you can hover under your dining room table. Designed as a solderless kit, the Crazyflie 2.0 is quickly assembled by attaching the motors to the circuit board frame and it's ready to fly.

2nd Place - Best Hardware Hack by Siemens

Each member of the 2nd place team will receive an Arduino Basic Kit courtesy of Siemens! The kit includes more than 150 components and an Arduino UNO.

Best Nutritional Hack by Panera

Panera gift card and swag bag!

Best Data-Driven App Using Cisco Spark/Tropo

Each winning team member will receive an iPad mini, a FitBit, and a GoPro!

Watch Dogs® 2 Best Device Privacy Hack

Everything is part of the internet of things now - from your phone to your fitness band to your thermostat. Build a hack that utilizes private data being collected from your devices, and show how you can turn potential vulnerabilities into something constructive. Prize: Collector's Edition of Watch Dogs 2


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. Win HackHarassment Swag Bag.

Best Domain Name from Swag Bags

Best Health Communications Hack by RedCard

$500.00 Amazon gift card for each winning team member

Best Mental Health Hack by BJC

The winning team will win a $300 Microsoft gift card!

Best Hack from an Inter-Collegiate Team (4)

The winning team must consist of students from at least 2 different universities. Each member of the winning team will receive a tote bag sponsor by True Ventures including a Fitbit Charge 2!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Prizes will be judged by a team from the sponsoring company

Prizes will be judged by a team from the sponsoring company

Judging Criteria

  • We will post judging criteria closer to the event

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