Because a hackathon is about more than the final presentation. We've seen too many teams win without building anything more than a landing page and a "business model". This goes against the spirit of what a hackathon is, which is raw technical creativity. We want developers of all techincal level to come out and learn something new, break something, maybe even set something on fire (please don't though). The teams that walk away with prizes are those who came out the other side with something working, impressive and a weekend they can be proud of.

Hackathon Sponsors


$10,000 in prizes

Grand Prize

Honorable Mention

Runner-up based on technical complexity and creativity


Presented By BitBounce

Prize paid out in ETH

Requires use of CredoEx API

Winner chosen by BitBounce's Marty Bauer


Presented By Alchemy

Submissions must be as wacky and unfit for market as possible

Winner chosen by Alchemy's John David Back

Feed the Human Spirit

Presented By Kroger

Submissions should have a useful application to food and/or groceries

Judge TBA


Presented By Callibrity

Must provide a benefit to Cincinnati

Bonus points for leveraging Cincinnati Open Data

Judge TBA

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Marty Bauer

Marty Bauer

John David Back

John David Back

Josh Marotti

Josh Marotti

Jack Meredith

Jack Meredith

Pete Brown

Pete Brown

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Difficulty
    Is your hack challenging? (40%)
  • Usefulness
    Is your hack actually useful? Does your project solve a problem? (20%)
  • Polish
    Is your project well designed and does it work well? (20%)
  • Originality
    Is this a new idea, or is your project something we see at every other hackathon? (20%)

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