Kent Hack Enough, Kent State University's annual hackathon, brings the passion and innovation behind hackathons to the Midwest. With over 150 participants, Kent Hack Enough will be the largest hackathon in Ohio. This hackathon is an opportunity for your students to show their drive and talents as over 10 schools gather to "hack" a great time building software and hardware projects in a weekend. Companies from inside Ohio and beyond will be sponsoring the event, providing fun "swag" for students, as well as a chance to get resumes in front of recruiters. Top prizes will include cash and exposure to top companies.

The event will be October 18th through the 20th, in KSU's main library. Admission is completely free for students, and travel costs will be reimbursed. Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome. High school students are also welcome, with parental permission. Check out the Kent Hack Enough Website for more information!


  • Attendees must be graduate, undergraduate or high school students in order to participate.
  • Team sizes are capped at four students.
  • You must attend Kent Hack Enough in order to submit/work on a project.


  • Submission can be any app, website or hardware hack. The sky is the limit.
  • Be mindful and respectful with anything that you create.

Hackathon Sponsors


$7,750 in prizes

Grand Prize

$1000 Cash
$3000 in AWS credits

Second Place Prize

$500 Cash
$2000 in AWS credits

Third Place Prize

$250 in Cash
$1000 in AWS credits

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

  1. All members of the team must create a ChallengePost account
  2. Add all teammates to a draft submission
  3. Create your awesomehack :)
  4. Take screenshots and/or video demo (posted on Youtube or Vimeo)
  5. Submit the final version of your app
  6. Demo your amazing hack for all to see


Doug Meil

Doug Meil
Chief Software Architect at Explorys

Mikhail Nesterenko

Mikhail Nesterenko
Professor at Kent State University

Margarita Benitez

Margarita Benitez
Fashion Technologist and Assistant Professor at Kent State University

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
    Is the hack more than just another generic social/mobile/local app? Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
  • Usefullness
    Is the hack practical? Is it something people would actually use? Does it fulfill a real need people have?
  • Polish / Design
    Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it beautifully designed?
  • Technical Difficulty
    Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is it just some lipstick on an API, or were there real technical challenges to surmount?

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