UMKC Virtual Hack-A-Roo Spring 2020

First Prize : $1000

Second Prize : $700

Third Prize : $500

Free T-Shirts and Masks for all Participants!

You've got what it takes?

Calling all great students! UMKC is challenging you to show us how you can transform robotics, industrial IoT, healthcare, security, or any other industry with a powerful solutions. We want to see your creation!


You must be a current student of UMKC (hereafter referred to as participant). Participation ensures that the participant agrees unconditionally to all terms and conditions. At-least one team member must be present in Grand Finale to be qualified for final round.

Registration Guideline

You must provide Top Three Choices of your usecase. You can have 2 to 4 Team Members. (Single Registration per Team) A project will be assigned to your team according to your choices (First-come, first-served) Please note that the registration will open at 10 AM and close at 9 PM CST on May 26th, 2020 (Tuesday).

Implementation Guideline

There is no restriction on technology. You can use any technology to implement your project unless mentioned in the use case. Come up with a feasible and unique solution to the problem. Try to complete the given requirements as much as possible. Make a good quality YouTube video.

Judging Criteria

Judgement is based on the evaluation guidelines provided by the use case providers, i.e, in this case an Organization or a group in an Organization. The Hackathon winners will be selected by a panel of Judges from the Industry and NSF OCEL.AI Team.

Registration Closed

Submission Link

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UMKC Hack-a-Roo Spring 2020

Virtual Hackathon

event at a glance


2 Weeks
100+ Hackers
Top-notch mentors, knowledge sharing, and prizes


10:00 AM - 9:00 PM CST
Tuesday, May 26th, 2020


11:59 PM CST
Friday, June 5th, 2020


Event page


University of Missouri-Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri 64110

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  • Presentation link: Prepare a 5 slide ppt for your project. Post your ppt to public site (e.g., google drive) making available to the public.
  • Youtube link: Create a 3 minute video about your project. Make sure the transitions are smooth and use a good mic to record the audio. Upload your video to Youtube and make it viewable.
  • Repository link: Participants source code must be submitted in the form of a subversion repository url in Github. src folder: project files
  • Model link: Participants model generated for the usecase must be submitted. Save the model for example, keras (model.h5),tensorflow model(filename.pb) In case there is no model built, then indicate it and provide API links.
  • Data link: Participants data used for their model must be submitted, either the original data source or modified version.
  • ReadMe file: brief description and URL of the deployed application (if globally hosted)
  • If android application, create a folder called “apk” and put the .apk file inside the folder.
  • The repository submitted must be public and viewable for the reviewers.
  • The content the participant submits does not contain any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, or other disabling devices or harmful code.
  • Participants shall attribute all the content that is copyrighted, protected by trade secret, or otherwise subject to third-party intellectual property rights or other proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights.
  • The participant will not publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage the hackathon, its sponsors, or any third party
  • The participant will not submit content that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, encourages criminal activity, gives rise to civil liability, or is otherwise inappropriate or destructive to the hackathon's or sponsors' brand image or goodwill.

Judges Spring 2020

Vijay Walunj

Vijay Walunj
H&R Block

Srini Bhagavan

Srini Bhagavan

Paresh Kasare

Paresh Kasare
CBOE & Bats

Katy Howard

Katy Howard

Raj Anantharaman

Raj Anantharaman
CraNNium Labs

Malathy Krishnan

Malathy Krishnan
H&R Block

Todd Brees

Todd Brees

Dr. You Li

Dr. You Li
Assistant Professor of Journalism School of Communication, Media and Theatre Arts Eastern Michigan University

Dr. Yoo Jung An

Dr. Yoo Jung An
Assistant Professor of Computer Science Engineering Technologies & Computer Sciences Essex County College

Huan Chen, Ph.D.

Huan Chen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Department of Advertising University of Florida

Dr. Ye Wang

Dr. Ye Wang
Associate Professor Department of Communication Studies UMKC

Alexis Petri

Alexis Petri
Associate Research Professor Department of Psychology UMKC

Dr.Yugyung Lee

Yugyung Lee
Professor School of Computing and Engineering UMKC

Brian Boots

Brian Boots
Managing Director for Venture Creation Bloch School UMKC

Sponsors Spring 2020


Take part in the Challenge, submit your project and win valuable prizes!




26th May 2020

27th May 2020 @ 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
ZOOM Q&A Session
Link will be emailed to Participants

26th May 2020 to 5th June 2020

5th June 2020 by 11:59 PM

19th June 2020 @ 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Link will be emailed to Participants & Patrons

Usecases - Spring 2020

Click on the usecase for more details!

Please check the assigned Usecase for your team below. Contact Mayanka - for questions.

Assigned Teams


Dr. Yugyung Lee
Ahmed Albishri
Duy Ho
Gharib Gharibi
Jawad Sayed
Mayanka ChandraShekar
Muhammed Zubair Khan
Saeed Al-Qarni
Raj Marri
Rakan Alanazi
Saria Goudzarvand
Shiva Kumar
Vijaya Kumari
Syed Khushal Shah
Zeenat Tariq
Raju Nekadi

Let's Get In Touch!

Ready to take up the challenge and start coding? That's great! In case of any queries send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible!