Full Description of the projects

1st: Lint Biscuit: (Atmosphere:Music your friends like) Ross Johnstal & Ritvik Vasudevan


2nd: Torre Attack: (spHERO: emergency Sphero app) Naveenraj Nagarathinam, Karthikeyan Thangave, Haribabu Karpaka Vellaya, & Sudharshan Muralidharan


3rd: GeoVis (Transmapper) Wei Chen, Zhe Xu, & Bo Zhao


Best Demo1: DMA (Pelotonia Website Practice Rider Matchup) Cody Stammer, Tommy Forte, Daniel Brown, & Dakota Rohrer


Best Demo2 and Popular Vote Winners: Deku Scrubs (Reddit file storage) Daniel Thau, Steffan Pease, Joseph Warner, & Andrew Fitzgerald

See the article in the Columbus Dispatch: http://mobile.dispatch.com/webapp/news/article/lns/4260885494/hackathon-teams-at-ohio-state-create-code-to-success

See the article in the Lantern: 


Check out all of the pictures from the Twitter Feed: #OSUhackathon

Event Details

  • A 25-hour competition where teams of students create cool software projects

  • Winning teams will receive prizes (listed below) and will be publicized in various venues including digital displays across campus Libraries.

  • Each team gets 5 minutes to present their project. A panel of faculty, staff and industry members will judge teams and award prizes.

  • Programmer/ Tech support will be available for the 24- hour period.

  • Date: Saturday November 2nd to Sunday November 3rd, 3pm to 3pm (with an extra POWER HOUR due to daylight savings time switch)

  • Location: 18th Avenue Library 070-090

  • Twitter Hashtag: #OSUhackathon

  • Additional Details and Parking Info
  • FAQs
  • Need ideas for a project? The loose theme is Big Data + Mobile Interfaces


Organizers: OSU Libraries, Database Research Group (Computer Science & Engineering), Ohio State Open Source Club

Event Sponsors: Hortonworks, Teradata, Google, USG.

hackathon poster


Overview of the event:

  • 2pm Registered Teams Sign in (In Person)


  • 3pm Hackathon Kickoff,explanation of expectations of results, and Tech Talk by Hortonworks and Teradata

  • 4p Saturday-1pm Sunday HACKATHON (includes POWER HOUR @2 AM)

  • 1: 15 Demonstration of Ideas

  • 3:30 Judges decide winning ideas

  • 4pm Awarding of prizes


Team details: There are two tracks for the hackathon, OSU student track and non-student track. Only the OSU student track will be prize eligible. There will be a people's choice award, which could come from either track. Teams will be composed of 2-4 people and one prize will be given per person. Those participating in the non-student track of the hackathon will be able to demonstrate their product to the judges and be eligible for the people's choice award.

This event is Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), and food+drink will be provided


Over $5000 in prizes including Amazon Gift Cards

Juried Prizes

All projects will be judged in the following categories: Creativity, Technical Depth, Challenge of a 24 hour build, and Usefulness in the real world.

-1st: Parrot AR Wifi Quadcopters

-2nd: Nexus 7 Tablets

-3rd: Sphero 2 Robots

Popular Vote: Leap Motion Devices

2 Best Demos: Arduino Kits

Why participate? Make something cool! Eat excellent pizza! Present your product! Win cool prizes? Get an internship? This hackathon will serve as a recruiting tool for CSE faculty for graduate and undergraduate students. Participants may also be contacted by the Libraries as potential student workers for future projects. Prizes will be awarded for first through fifth prize ideas/teams with one prize per team member.

For more information contact: Meris Mandernach (mandernach.1@osu.edu), Associate Professor and Head of Research Services at The Ohio State University Libraries or Arnab Nandi (arnab@cse.ohio-state.edu), Assistant Professor of Computer Science & Engineering and PI for the Database Research Group