Hack The Hill is Western Kentucky University's first student-run national hackathon. 

We started this event with a focus on creativity and learning new things, and we hope that each hacker attending learns at least one new thing while they're here. 


All in-person attendees of Hack The Hill are eligible to submit a hack. Remote submissions will not be considered.

Hackathon Sponsors


$2,780 in prizes

1st Prize

Each member of the winning team will receive an Amazon Echo Dot, and a bluetooth speaker.

2nd Prize

Each winner will receive an R/C quadcopter.

3rd Prize

Each winner will receive a Google Carboard compatible VR headset.

Best Use of Vector Graphics by Eezy.com

The winners will receive an Amazon Echo Dot or an Amazon Fire TV stick along with a year of Eezy Premium.

Best Use of Wolfram Technology

Each winner of this prize will receive one year of Developer level status on Wolfram Development Platform, one year of Mathematica license, and one year of Wolfram Alpha Pro.

Best Domain Name Registered with Domain.com

Best domain name registered with domain.com at Hack The Hill will receive a Domain.com swag bag for each member.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Simply submit your project to Hack The Hill by 3pm on Sunday Novemver 6th on devpost and you'll be entered for prize contention!


Dr. James Gary

Dr. James Gary
Department Head - Computer Science

Judging Criteria

  • Complexity
    Is your project homegrown, or just a bunch of API calls? We'd like to see your skills.
  • Uniqueness
    Is your hack creative, and something we haven't seen? That'll score you some points!
  • Usefulness
    Is your hack useful to someone?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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