VCU's 7th Annual Hackathon

RamHacks is a 24-hour programming marathon for innovative developers to design and implement a software or hardware application of their choice. Are you a UX enthusiast with design on the brain and art in your heart? Maybe you’ve got mad business skills and an entrepreneurial spirit? This event is about so much more than programming, so register at Specific themes and challenges provided by our sponsors will be presented to competitors. This will be the 7th Hackathon organized at the VCU College of Engineering. 


Saturday, September 26, 2020

  • 9:30 a.m. - Opening ceremony and keynote speech
  • 10:00 a.m. - Challenge announcements
  • 10:30 a.m. - Team formation
  • 11:00 a.m. - Hacking begins
  • 3:00 p.m. - Tech talk
  • 5:00 p.m. - Tech talk
  • 7:00 p.m. - Tech talk

Sunday, September 27, 2020

  • 11:00 a.m. - Hacking ends
  • 12:00 p.m. - Expo and judging
  • 3:00 p.m. - Judging ends
  • 3:30 p.m. - Awards and closing ceremony

View full rules


$9,000 in prizes

1st Place Overall Prize: Cash Prize!

Cash Prize of $3,000 to the winning team.

2nd Place Overall Prize: Cash Prize! (2)

Cash Prize of $1,500 to two winning teams.

3rd Place Overall Prize: Cash Prize! (3)

Cash Prize of $1000 to three winning teams.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Attendees must be 18 years of age or older, and enrolled in a college or university in the US, and must agree to the MLH Code of Conduct.


Submissions must include a link to a video showcasing the project. Judges will evaluate the submission and the video.


Mohammad Malik

Mohammad Malik

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    We want your idea to be creative and original!
  • Business Viability
    Can this idea be implemented in the real world? How feasible is your product?
  • Technical Difficulty
    Technical complexity of your hack.
  • Pitch
    Are you prepared? How organized and well explained is your pitch?