Derbyhacks is the culmination of a lot of work and a lot of love for hacking. A weekend long invention competition designed to bring lots of people together for a great time of learning, laughing and building.

Hackathon Sponsors


$3,018 in prizes

Day See Me Hacking

Best hack for a smart city. Bonus points for incorporating open data.

Home is Where the Hack is

Best integration of smart city and the home

The Shayne Memorial

Best useless hack

Hack to the Heart (and You're Too Late)

Best health-related hack

Let's Get Technical, Technical

Hack that demonstrates the most challenging and well-executed technical proficiency

FirstBuild Prize (Build Me Up)

Best appliance or home related projects, judged by FirstBuild staff members


Goes to the team that can best sell their project


Best social media post over the 36-hour period using the hashtag #makeyourcity

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

Win $250 AWS credit

Best Domain Name from

Win swag bags

First Place

Google Home

Second Place

RC QuadCopters

Third Prize

Special Pi3 Kit

Most potential value for the world / biggest market (2)

Free passes to Louisville Startup Weekend (April 7-9) and Heine Brother's gift cards.

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Shayne Hemminger

Shayne Hemminger

Judging Criteria

  • Impress Shayne (applies to Shayne only)
    no puns, nice technical skills

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