March 29 - 30, 2014

University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez Campus

Business Administration Building


Event Details

  • Place: University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus - Business Administration Building
  • Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014 through Sunday, March 30, 2014
  • Registration Open: 10:30pm
  • Event Start: 11:30pm



10:30amRegistration Open & MingleLobby
11:30amOfficial Welcoming AE242 (Amphitheater)
1:00pmHackathon StartsHackers Room
2:00pm General Electric WorkshopConference Room
3:30pm Goldman Sachs WorkshopConference Room
5:30pm Google WorkshopConference Room
7:30pm Optivon WorkshopConference Room
8:30pm EtsyConference Room
9:30pm Accenture WorkshopConference Room
10:30pm E3 Consulting Workshop/Tech-TalkConference Room


12:00amMid-Night DinnerHallways
1:00pmHackathon FinishesHackers Rooms
1:30pm - 4:00pmDemo PresentationsAE242 (Amphitheater)
4:00pm Awards & Final RemarksAE242 (Amphitheater)
5:00pm ClosingAE242 (Amphitheater)

Hackers Rooms:

AE233, AE234, AE235, AE236, AE237, AE302, AE303, AE304, AE305, AE306


hackPR Event Rules

  • Teams can have 1 to 5 members
  • A participant can only belong (write code) to one group
  • The use of any API is permitted; the use of our sponsor APIs is encouraged.
  • All projects presented at hackPR must be developed during the event.
  • Project contents must be general audience rated.
  • No loud music in any of the hacker rooms
  • Teams retain full ownership of their projects.
  • Be respectful to other hackers
  • Everybody must be identified at all times.
  • All participants must respect and abide by hackPR rules.

Venue Rules

  • The use of classroom projectors is forbidden.
  • Please refrain from damaging university property.
  • No alcohol or alcohol consumption allowed.


It’s not really about the prizes, but it’s also nice to be rewarded for your efforts :)

Best Hardware

Best hack that makes use of some sort of hardware implementation, be it an Arduino, MapleMini, MSP430 Microcontrollers or similar gadgets.

Best Web

The hack with the best implementation of web technologies, be it frontend with the use of HTML/CSS, backend using Java Play framework, NodeJS, Django, Ruby on Rails, Flask, PHP or other similar framework.

Best Mobile

The hack with the best use of a mobile technology, such as iOS, Android, and Windows Phone to create a hack.

Best Overall Hack

This prize goes out the the most “out-of-the-box” hack.The best hack of them all. This include hack complexity, completeness, and all around design.

Secret Category

To be announced during the event.


Yamil AsustaSendGridWebDev/Node/Python[email protected]
Jesús Luzón CodingCaciques Java/Scala [email protected]
Manuel Marquez CodingCaciques Android, Java [email protected]
David Bartolomei Explorer Media HTML, CSS, Javascript, NodeJS, MongoDB [email protected]
Antonio BorgesGoldman Sachs Java, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, SQL[email protected]
Omar Ferrer Goldman Sachs Java, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, SQL[email protected]
Alex RiveraPolsenseRuby, Objective-C, Rails, iOS [email protected]
Roberto RosarioCrypticoPython, SQL, Arduino [email protected]
Helga Carrero Cryptico Legal Intellectual Property[email protected]
Hector Ramos Parse+Facebook Java, Ruby, Objective-C, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, NoSQL, SQL, NodeJS, jQuery, Rails, iOS, Android, MSP430 or Related [email protected]
Wilfredo Nieves Optivon C, C++, Java, C#, Python, Ruby, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, NoSQL(MongoDB,Redis), SQL(MySQL,PostgresSQL,MariaDB), NodeJS, AngularJS, jQuery, Rails, Play, Android, WindowsPhone [email protected]
Maria Sanchez Honeywell C, C++, Java, C#, Python, HTML, JavaScript, PHP, SQL, jQuery, iOS, Android, WindowsPhone, Arduino, ARMCortex [email protected]
Mario Guajardo-CespedesGoogle C++, Python, HTML, Android [email protected]
Reineiro Lopez Honeywell C, Java, Verilog, VHDL, SystemVerilog, HTML, CSS, ARMCortex, CPLDs, FPGAs, ASICs, ARM Buses(AHB, APB) [email protected]
Emmanuel Lopez Honeywell C, C++, VHDL, SyetemVerilog, HTML, CSS, JavaScript [email protected]
Osvaldo Mangual Honeywell C++, C#, Other, VHDL, HTML, SQL, Arduino [email protected]
Gerard O'NeillEtsyJava, Python, Ruby, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, NoSQL, SQL, jQuery, Flask, Sinatra [email protected]
Steve AndrewsEtsyPython, PHP, Go, HTML, JavaScript, PHP, SQL, NodeJS, jQuery, Revel [email protected]
Axel Marquez Honeywell C, C++, C# [email protected]
Ryan Oliver SendGridHTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, NoSQL, SQL, NodeJS, AngularJS, jQuery, Rails, Other, Ember.js, Backbone.js, Bootstrap, Foundation, jQuery, Mobile, d3.js, SASS, LESS, Jade, Handlebars, Mustache, Coffeescript, Git [email protected]
Juan GomezHoneywell C, C++, Java, MSP430 or Related, Arduino, ARMCortex [email protected]


Manuel Jiménez, PhD

Assoicate Dean, College of Engineering

University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez


Miguel Rios



Hector Ramos



Rafael Arce, PhD

Associate Profesor

University of Pueto Rico - Rio Piedras


Roberto Rosario



Snehal Antani

CIO Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF) & Enterprise Architecture at GE Capital



Interested in sposoring us? Check out our sponsorship docs and contact us at [email protected]



With the support of the local Puerto Rico Startup group (SoPR) and companies such as SendGrid, GitHub, Parse, Explorer Media, Blimp among others, hackPR was held on December 21, 2012 in Santurce, PR. For 12 hours, 50 of the most talented developers from PR fueled by energy drinks and crazy ideas went on to create awesome and innovative hacks.

Enjoying great success, hackPR was then moved to the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez campus for a second event just three months after. During hackPR v2 over 125 developers gathered from all over the island to spend 12 hours hacking at different projects both software and hardware based. Companies such as OpenShift (Red Hat), Google, Microsoft among others joined our previous cast of sponsors in the efforts of guiding and mentoring developers during the hackathon. Photos from our previous hackathon can be found here.