Southern Methodist University, the Lyle School of Engineering, and the Computer Science Club are excited to be bringing HackSMU back for a second year in 2020! See the schedule below for details on how this weekend will play out:

Saturday (February 1)

11:00 am: Check-in begins
12:00 pm: Opening Ceremony
1:00 pm: Coding begins
1:00 pm: Lunch
7:00 pm: Dinner
10:00 pm: Quiet Hours begin

Sunday (February 2)

7:00 am: Quiet Hours end
10:00 am: Submissions open
10:00 am: Brunch
12:00 pm: Coding ends, Submissions close
12:30 pm: Showcase and Judging
1:30 pm: Closing Ceremony
2:00 pm: HackSMU ends


Note: With regards to the Super Bowl on Feb. 2, HackSMU will end at 3:00 pm at the latest, giving participants enough time to prepare for the big game.


Any high school or undergraduate / graduate student enrolled at a college or university is eligible to participate in HackSMU II. Teams of 1-4 are allowed.


Submit your projects on Devpost by the 12pm deadline on Sunday, February 2nd. Please clearly indicate which prize categories you will be entering your submission for.

Hackathon Sponsors


$1,300 in prizes

1st Overall - Oculus Rift S

1st Overall

2nd Overall - Nintendo Switch

2nd Overall

3rd Overall - GoPro - HERO7 Silver 4K Waterproof Action Camera - Silver

3rd Overall

Best First Time - Amazon Echo

Best First Time

Best Pitch - Amazon Echo

Best Pitch

Best Design - JBL Charge 3 Portable Speaker

Best Design

Best Mobile Application - JBL Charge 3 Portable Speaker

Best Mobile Application

State Farm Sponsor Challenge Prize (3)

State Farm Sponsor Challenge

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Dr. Frederick Chang

Dr. Frederick Chang
SMU Computer Science Department Chair

Dr. Jennifer Dworak

Dr. Jennifer Dworak
SMU Electrical Engineering Professor

Dr. Klyne Smith

Dr. Klyne Smith
SMU Computer Science Professor

Dr. Ginger Alford

Dr. Ginger Alford
SMU Computer Science Professor

Judging Criteria

  • Technology
  • Innovation / Creativity
  • Execution

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