Calling All Hackers, Builders & Innovators,

Hack@CEWIT is back at for it's sixth annual hackathon held virtually by the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) at Stony Brook University! In partnership with our friends at Major League Hacking, this year's theme is Hacking Into The Metaverse.

Join us virtually on February 18-20, 2022, to improve your skills, learn new programs, and meet fellow hackers and industry mentors while competing prizes!

Interested in hacking, partnering, or have questions for our team? Visit or contact us at

See you at Hack@CEWIT!


All hacks must be submitted by 8:00am EST on Sunday, February 20th!

Project submissions must include a 2-3 minute video describing the project and conducting a demo.

All team members, with their full name, must be registered on Devpost and be included in the "created by" section of the submission. This is to ensure proper credit is given.

We strongly encourage you to fill out the submission text sections as much as possible.

All projects must be new and not worked on previously or submitted to other hackathons.

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$5,000 in prizes

Top-Tier: Undergrad Best in Show

Top-Tier: Graduate Best in Show

Best Dressed

This award will be given to the hack with the
most ease of function, user capability, and
overall experience and appearance.

Most Creative

A hack that is out of the ordinary and the
most original.

Best Community Hack

No matter if it’s online or in person, people
are looking for ways to connect. This hack will
best bring people together virtually.

Best AR/VR Hack

AR and VR brings together the digital and
physical world. This award will be given to the
hack best using augmented and virtual reality.

Best NFT Hack

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT) are exploding in
the tech industry. This hack will be the best
NFT hack.

Best Crypto/Blockchain Hack

Cryptocurrency might be the future of digital
payment. This hack will best use crypto and
blockchain technology.

Best Domain Name

Register a .tech domain name using Domain.
com during the weekend. Each team may
submit one entry per person on the team.
Each winning team member will receive a
PowerSquare Qi wireless phone charger.

Best Use of Google Cloud

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: Each winning team member
located in the US will receive a Google Cloud
Swag Bag complete with a beanie, pillow,
journal, socks and lanyards.

Best Hardware Hack, from Digi-key

Using your preferred hardware or hardware
emulator, build a hack for your chance to win
a Grove Beginner Kit, with embedded Arduino
Uno compatible board. Each winnin

Best Web3 Hack Using DeSo

You must launch an app that writes to the
DeSo blockchain and/or implements DeSo
identity. While social media apps are a great
fit for DeSo, you can also build financial
apps, marketplaces, and more on the DeSo
blockchain. The Best Use of DeSo gets $100
worth of $DESO coin & an exclusive DeSo
branded tumbler!

Dream Big and Create More Cheers Hack

AB InBev is all about bringing people together
and creating more cheers for a better world!
Using whatever tools, hardware and/or
software at your disposal, build a hack that
leads us into a brighter future for a chance
to win some amazing prizes for you and your

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 Best 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!

Best Hedera Hashgraph Blockchain Project

Hedera is a next generation blockchain
technology that’s accessible from familiar
programming languages like Java and
JavaScript. Their goal? To make Web3
development even more accessible to hackers
like you! Build a project on Hedera’s test
network for a chance to win amazing Glorious
Modular Compact Keyboards for you and your

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 web service APIs. Are you building
an e-commerce website and want to send text notifications or
email confirmations once an order is completed? Or maybe your
application needs to verify users based on their mobile numbers?
Twilio makes all this possible and more. Build a hack that simplifies
your life using any one of Twilio’s APIs for a chance to win a
Twilio Swag Box and GameGo Console for you and each of your

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Jon Gottfried

Jon Gottfried
Co-Founder, MLH

Michael Chiang

Michael Chiang
Technology Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Stony Brook University

Marc Alessi

Marc Alessi
Executive Director, Tesla Science Center and the Business Incubator Association

Richard Chan

Richard Chan
Co-Director, Innovation Center, and Director, Center of Entrepreneurial Finance at Stony Brook Univerisity

Fan Ye

Fan Ye
Director, CEWIT

Raghu Bala

Raghu Bala
CEO, netObjex

Steve Wong

Steve Wong
Senior Police Technology Administrator, Stony Brook University Police Department

Michael Gouzman

Michael Gouzman
CTO, Center for Advanced Technology in Diagnostic Tools and Sensor Systems, Stony Brook University

Chris Kowalewski

Chris Kowalewski
Embedded Software Engineer, Zebra Technologies

Bin Fang

Bin Fang
CEO & Co-Founder, ZBeats INC

Frank Betz

Frank Betz
COO, AuthenticBay

Judging Criteria

  • Criteria I: Innovation
    Innovation - The most innovative apps are new concepts that solve a problem in a unique way with new features.
  • Criteria II: User Interface / User Experience
    User Interface / User Experience - The best apps are intuitive, visually appealing, and designed for the intended user
  • Criteria III: Overall Quality
    Overall Quality - The best apps are aligned with system design and software engineering best practices and are well polished.
  • Criteria IV: Technical Complexity
    Technical Complexity - The best apps have a sophisticated design.
  • Criteria V: Quality of Pitch / Project Impact
    Quality of Pitch / Project Impact - The best apps have a clear business potential or broad impact (e.g., social, educational, etc.).

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