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The third annual Reno Hackathon is a 24-hour app development c...ompetition bringing together students, developers and entrepreneurs.

The hackathon begins Saturday, April 23, at noon and ends at noon on Sunday, April 24.

This year we are supporting cross-platform development! Take advantage of Microsoft’s Visual Studio or Azure cloud platform tools to build apps for Android, iOS and the Web.

The 2016 Reno Hackathon is hosted by Microsoft and the DeLaMare Library at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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$2,000 in prizes

Best Game

Best Azure Machine Learning App

Best Azure App

Best Universal Windows App

People's Choice

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


You are eligible to enter this Contest if you meet the following requirements at time entry:


  • You are a student, hobbyist, or professional developer in the field of software technology who is a registered event attendee of 24-hour App Developer Hackathon or the 2016 Reno Hackathon; and


  • You are a legal resident of the 50 United States and District of Columbia 14 years of age or older; and


  • You are NOT an employee of Microsoft Corporation or an employee of a Microsoft subsidiary; and


  • You are NOT involved in any part of the administration and execution of this Contest; and


  • You are NOT an immediate family (parent, sibling, spouse, child) or household member of a Microsoft employee, an employee of a Microsoft subsidiary, or a person involved in any part of the administration and execution of this Contest.


This Promotion is void outside the geographic area described above and wherever else prohibited by law.


Judges TBD

Judges TBD

Judging Criteria

  • Sustainability
    20% - Does it have potential to grow?
  • Usability
    20% - How intuitive is it? Can someone pick it up and start using it immediately?
  • Use of Technology
    20% - How diverse is it?
  • Presentation
    20% - Was it organized, clear/concise, interactive and relevant?
  • Creativity
    20% - Is it new and valuable?