GrizzHacks 3 is the third hackathon at Oakland University, and the largest hackathon in the metro Detroit area. On September 22nd-23rd, 2018, unite with 300 developers, students and creatives across the Midwest to create innovative software and hardware applications from the ground up. #DreamItBuildIt


All students can participate, as well as those 6 months out of college. If you're not a student, email us at if you would like to mentor or volunteer.

Hackathon Sponsors


$5,615 in prizes

Grand Prize

1st Place Medals and a Nintendo Switch - Gray Joy-Con ($300 value), for each team member

2nd Place

2nd Place Medals and an Oculus Go for each team member

3rd Place

3rd Place Medals and a 1080p LED Monitor for each team member

Best Use of Dynatrace

Learn more at and ask a representative for help!

Hoverboard (Self Balancing Wheel Electric Scooter of $125 value) AND tickets to Dynatrace DevOne Detroit Conference, for each team member

Best DevOps Hack, Presented by Ally Financial

CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 B+ (B Plus) Kit for each team member

Best Web Application, Presented by LyonsCG

Amazon Alexa Echo Dot (2nd Generation) for each team member

Best Money Management Tool, Presented by Comerica

Anker PowerCore Portable Charger for each team member

Best Reverse Engineering Hack, Presented by ESCRYPT

Amazon Alexa Echo Dot (2nd Generation) for each team member

Best Hardware Hack, Presented by Dataspeed

An OBD 2 Scanner and a Portable Solar Powered Phone Charger for each team member

Best Mobility Hack, Presented by Faurecia

Freenove Ultimate Starter Kit for Raspberry Pi for each team member

Best Use of ICS Hardware

Go to the Intrepid Control Systems table to ask a representative about hardware.

Vilros Raspberry Pi 3 Kit for every member of the team

Best Mobile Application

HUBSAN Quadcopter with HD Camera for each team member

Best Rookie Hack

For first-time hackathon attendees (a majority must be beginners), a Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Gaming Mouse for each team member

Best UI/UX

Huion Inspiroy H640P Graphics Drawing Tablet for each team member

Most Technically Complex

Redragon K552 LED Mechanical Gaming Keyboard for each team member

Best Coffee Hack

Bodum Brazil French Press Coffee Maker and Ground Coffee for each team member

Best Hack on a .tech Domain

Log onto, and enter code to get your free domain! $200 Amazon Gift Voucher split between team members

Best Mechatronic Hack

Elegoo Project Complete Starter Kit with Tutorial for Arduino

Best Use of Google Cloud Platform

Best Use of

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Amber Conville

Amber Conville
Test Double

Poorvi Modi

Poorvi Modi

Janum Trivedi

Janum Trivedi

Geoffrey Louie

Geoffrey Louie
Oakland University

Chong Wang

Chong Wang

Judging Criteria

  • Technical ability
  • Creativity
  • Usefulness/Impactfulness
  • Design

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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