BuiltWorlds Hackathon


10.19.2018 at 3:00PM - 10.21.2018 at 4:00PM

Bring your most innovative ideas and win $15,000 in cash prizes

The BuiltWorlds Hackathon is a weekend-long competition where all-star developers, makers, and built industry experts gather to hack solutions to burning built world problems. And the best hacks will walk away with a cool $15,000 in cash prizes.

What’s a built world problem?

Anything affecting the world we live in — namely, our cities, buildings, and infrastructure.

How it works

FORM Teams of 3-6 hackers form and choose a problem to solve.
HACK Each team has roughly 36 hours to churn out a prototype solution.
PITCH Each team presents their ideas to a panel of judges.
WIN First place winners will receive $10,000. Second place will receive $5,000.

Meet the Judges

David Borlo

CEO, Salt Flats

Hilda Espinal

Chief Technology Officer, CannonDesign

Tauhira Hoossainy

Construction Technology Manager, Milwaukee Tool

Burcin Kaplanoglu

Senior Director, Industry Strategy and Innovation , Oracle, Construction and Engineering Global Business Unit

Natalie Spare

Data Scientist, FMI Corp

We have two challenges for you to enter:

Software Challenge

the best application of software

In traditional Hackathon-style, teams in the software track will compete to create the best software solution to a built industry problem (that is, any problem in our cities, infrastructure or buildings). If you’re a developer or want to participate on a dev team for the weekend, this track is for you.

Maker Challenge

the best application of hardware or robotics 

This challenge is meant for developers who are interested in Internet of Things technology and creating solutions that integrate sensor-based hardware with software. Each maker team will have access to devices, sensors, a network server, and application server in order to create solutions for a smarter city.

Prize Money

First Place will receive $10,000 & Second Place will receive $5,000 

Participating Schools:

BuiltWorlds Members, take note:

A weekend of boundless R&D for your company

The BuiltWorlds Hackathon is not only for hackers. BuiltWorlds Members can also get involved and create a winning opportunity for their company.

Join the Hackathon, work alongside our hackers, and discover innovative solutions to your business-critical challenges. Take control of one of the challenges for a weekend of unlimited R&D.  Recruit your next rock star talent from amidst our competitors. Test drive your newest software and products for some of the industry’s most innovative minds.

Email partnerships@builtworlds.com to learn more!

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