In April 2015, CatHacks was the first national college hackathon in the state of Kentucky. This year, we're back for round four.


To participate in CatHacks, you must be a student at an American college or university.

To submit, you must be present at CatHacks during the competition weekend.


As judging will take place in person, you need only submit a brief description of your project. A paragraph or two will suffice.

Please include screenshots or pictures if possible. 

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$1,737 in prizes

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Best Solo Hack

Best Hardware Hack

Lexmark: Best UX Design

Breakout: Most Innovative Hack

Fooji: Best Social Hack

Aerotek: Best Presentation


Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

To enter this challenge, sign up on before April 7, 2018.

You must be able to attend the physical hackathon at the University of Kentucky.


Dr. Jerzy Jaromczyk

Dr. Jerzy Jaromczyk
Director of Undergraduate Studies, University of Kentucky

Arthur Silveira

Arthur Silveira
Fullstack Engineer at Fooji

Dr. Neil Moore

Dr. Neil Moore
Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky

Jade Miles

Jade Miles
Lexmark Representative

Judging Criteria

  • Complexity
  • Usability
  • User Interface / Design
  • Presentation
  • Creativity and Utility

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