ADI's annual week of learning and building at Columbia

DevFest is a week-long series of technical workshops held by ADI culminating in a 24-hour hackathon. DevFest focuses on fostering community and helping new developers end the week with a completed project.

Learn more at ! You can get updates and connect with fellow participants on Piazza.

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$4,350 in prizes

First Prize


Second Prize


Third Prize


Most Creative Hack - ADI

Arduino Kit

Most Technically Challenging - Bloomberg

Pebble Time Watch

Best Use of Yahoo APIs - Yahoo

iPad Mini

Best First Hack - a16z

Anki Drive

Best Use of Microsoft APIs - Microsoft

Xbox One + Games

Best Use of Facebook API - Facebook

Amex Gift Card

Best Social Good Hack - mark43

$1000 to the charity of your choice

Best Health App - BMES

Amazon Gift Card


$100 Amazon Gift Card

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


To demo a project for 2 minutes and be eligible for prizes, your team must:

  • Be between 1 and 5 members
  • Have at least one team member that is a current Columbia student


Your hack must:

  • Have been built by the team starting after kickoff last Saturday
  • Be submitted before 11:30AM on Saturday
  • Be appropriate for a general audience and align with the spirit of the Code of Conduct


Peter Boyce

Peter Boyce
Partner, General Catalyst

Rachel Laycock

Rachel Laycock
Head of Technology, Thoughtworks

Courteney Ervin

Courteney Ervin
Software Developer, NYPL

Chris Wiggins

Chris Wiggins
Chief Data Scientist, NYT

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
  • Technical Difficulty
  • Design and User Experience
  • Spirit of DevFest