RamHacks is a 24-hour programming marathon for innovative developers to design and implement a software or hardware application of their choice. Are you a UX enthusiast with design on the brain and art in your heart? Maybe you’ve got mad business skills and an entrepreneurial spirit? This event is about so much more than programming, so register at https://ramhacks.vcu.edu/ Specific themes and challenges provided by our sponsors will be presented to competitors. This will be the 8th Hackathon organized at the VCU College of Engineering. 


Saturday, September 25, 2021

  • 9:00 a.m. - Opening ceremony and keynote speech
  • 10:00 a.m. - Challenge announcements
  • 10:30 a.m. - Team formation
  • 11:00 a.m. - Hacking begins
  • 3:00 p.m. - Tech talk
  • 5:00 p.m. - Tech talk
  • 7:00 p.m. - Tech talk

Sunday, September 26, 2021

  • 11:00 a.m. - Hacking ends
  • 1:00 p.m. - Expo and judging
  • 4:00 p.m. - Awards and closing ceremony

Hackathon Sponsors


$9,000 in prizes

1st Place Overall Prize: Cash Prize!

Cash Prize of $3,000 to the winning team.

2nd Place Overall Prize: Cash Prize! (2)

Cash Prize of $1,500 to two winning teams.

3rd Place Overall Prize: Cash Prize! (3)

Cash Prize of $1,000 to three winning teams.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Eligibility for prizes: must be 18 years of age or older, and enrolled in a college or university in the US or have graduated within the last 12 months, and must agree to the MLH Code of Conduct.


Submissions must include a link to a video showcasing the project. Judges will evaluate the submission and the video.




Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    We want your idea to be creative and original!
  • Business Viability
    Can this idea be implemented in the real world? How feasible is your product?
  • Technical Difficulty
    Technical complexity of your hack.
  • Pitch
    Are you prepared? How organized and well explained is your pitch?

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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