At its core, CrimsonHacks is about bringing hackers from all over the south for a weekend of innovation. 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. 


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

Hackathon Sponsors


$3,270 in prizes

First Place

Mini 3D Printers

Second Place

Portable Monitor Tablets

Third Place

Amazon Dots

Hacker Choice


Rookie Hack

Tiny Drones

Best Use of AWS

$100 AWS Credit

Lockheed Martin - Best Data Visualization Tool* (2)

Amazon Dots

*stop by the Lockheed Martin table for more information on specifics of this prize category!

Pariveda - Best Project for Social Good

Amazon Spots

Best Presentation

2 Music LED Strip Lights/person

Most Convenient Hack

Mystery pack

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

Josh Sahib

Josh Sahib
Brewery Buddy

John Lusth

John Lusth
Associate Professor of Computer Science at The University of Alabama

Matt Loft & Cruise Hall

Matt Loft & Cruise Hall
Pariveda Solutions

Judging Criteria

  • Design
  • Usefulness
  • Innovation
  • Fun

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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