The idea of hackathon at LSU was first floated around by a disgruntled student that attended one of the many fantastic hackathons available in the north and west. He later could not find any near Baton Rouge. A group of undergraduates, who all share the same sentiments as the disgruntled student, got together to plan a hackathon at LSU; "GeauxHack" was born. With the support of LSU STEM Talent Expansion Program, and other possible sponsors, we are hoping ot make GeauxHack Happen. 



  • Only hackers who are students at the time of the hackathon or who have graduated within the current school year may compete in Major League Hacking sanctioned events.
  • Each team can have up to 5 people


  • All paticipants must submit their project before 11:59AM on August 31st.
  • The project can be on any platform or use any tools paticipants would like. 

Hackathon Sponsors


$1,000 in prizes

1st Place Overall

$500 Check and Dell tablet for all team members

2nd Place Overall

$300 Check

3rd Place

$200 Check

Best Leap Motion Hack

Leap Motion controllers for the team with the best hack using Leap Motion.

Best use of Ziggeo API

iPad mini for the hack that most creatively use Ziggeo API.

Best use of SendGrid API (2)

4 Parrot Mini drones

Best use of Paypal API

10188 Piece Death Star Lego

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Apply for GeauxHack at our website here! Everyone who registered is accepted for the event! We hope to see you here on the 30th!




Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    How original and creative, or is the project novel
  • Usefulness
    Is the app solve a problem we face everyday? Would you use this project? Is it practical?
  • Technical Difficulty
    Was the hack technically very difficult? Or there is alot technically challenge to overcome.

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