The Knoxville City Hackathon powered by Cigna is coming on March 2nd through 3rd 2019, join us for a weekend of civic-minded innovation and collaboration downtown in our beloved city of Knoxville.

Challenge descriptions for the Civic-focused prizes are at

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$7,000 in prizes

First Place - DJI Spark Drone

DJI Spark Drone (1 per team member)

Second Place - Nintendo Switch

Nintendo Switch (1 per team member)

Third Place - 3D Printer

Creality 3D Ender Printer(1 per team member)

Fan Favorite - 4K Smart TV

50" 4K TCL w/ Roku Smart TV (1 per team member)

Codestock Prize - Tickets

Codestock 2019 Tickets (1 per team member)

Civic Challenge - Homelessness

$100 Gift Cards (1 per team member) - See

Civic Challenge - Downtown Building Reuse

$100 Gift Cards (1 per team member) - See

Civic Challenge - Waste and Resources

$100 Gift Cards (1 per team member) - See

Civic Challenge - Mobility [Potholes and Parking]

$100 Gift Cards (1 per team member) - See

Best use of Google Cloud Product

Google Home Mini (1 per team member)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Individuals (over 18 years in age), which can form teams of up to 4. Must be able to attend hackathon in-person.


If you want to win a prize from the "Civic Challenges", be sure to follow guidelines for specific apps or use datasets described at


Andrew May

Andrew May
CEO, CodeTank Labs, LLC

Ken Cavagnolo

Ken Cavagnolo
Director of Product Management, MapAnything

Steve McAtee

Steve McAtee
SVP and Chief Technology Officer, ORNL Federal Credit Union

Judging Criteria

  • Technology
    How technically impressive was the hack? Was the technical problem the team tackled difficult? Did it use a particularly clever technique or did it use many different components? Did the technology involved make you go "Wow"?
  • Design
    Did the team provide a sound user experience? How well designed is the interface? How well thought-out is the human-computer interaction between software, hardware, and users?
  • Completion
    Does the hack work? Did the team achieve everything they wanted? Given the timeframe, a 5 would still lack some polish.
  • Learning
    Did the team stretch themselves? Did they try to learn something new? What kind of projects have they worked on before? If a team which always does virtual reality projects decides to switch up and try a mobile app instead, they should be rewarded.
  • Addresses Challenge
    For challenge specific submissions, projects will be judged on how well the project solves the given challenge. If the project does not solve a given challenge (including other), the project will be ranked on how well it does solve a problem.

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