We present the first edition of LauzHack - EPFL's official student run hackathon - in Lausanne, Switzerland. Come and join us and 200 like-minded student-hackers hacking together for 24 hours to make something amazing!


  • Participants: Students (over 18 years in age) and people who have graduated from university withing the last one year. All participants must have agreed to the MLH Code of Conduct and Data Sharing Agreement.


Hacks must be awesome, creative, and built on site at the event. All hacks must adhere to the MLH Code of Conduct to be eligible for presentation.

Your submission must include all team members and a link to the repository. Video submissions showing a demo of your project are optional.

Please include the hash of your last commit.

Hackathon Sponsors


LauzHack Grand Winner

Withings Activité Steel: Activity tracking watches + swiss chocolates

LauzHack Runner-Up

Kobo Aura 2: E-Readers + swiss chocolates

LauzHack Second Runner-Up

Sony SRS-XB2: Wireless portable speakers + swiss chocolates

Organizer's Favourite Hack

FujiFilm Instax Mini with photo paper (Instant printing cameras)

Logitech Challenge Winner (3)

Complete Logitech gaming peripheral sets

AXA Challenge Winner

Hubsan X4 Plus: Drones

Axa Challenge Runner Up

Hubsan X4 Plus: Drones

Axa Challenge 3rd Place

Hubsan X4 Plus: Drones

Gamaya Challenge Winner

Horizon Zugo: Drones

IBM Challenge Winner

Microsoft Challenge Winner

Microsoft Azure backpacks + Raspberry Pi kits

Openfood Challenge Winner

Complete developper Raspberry Pi kits

SBB CFF FFS Challenge Winner

Raspberry Pi + accessories

Skyscanner Challenge Winner

"The effective engineer": Books + 100€ RyanAir vouchers

Swisscom Challenge Winner

Lego Mindstorms: Programmable robots


HackHarassment Swag Bags

Amazon Web Services - Best Use of AWS

1 TB Hard Drives

Best Domain Name from Domain.com

Domain.com Swag Bags

Bloomberg's Favourite Hack (2)

Portable speakers

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


James Larus

James Larus
Dean of the School of Computer and Communication Sciences, EPFL

Michele Catasta

Michele Catasta
Distributed Information Systems Laboratory, EPFL

Paolo Lenne

Paolo Lenne
Processor Architecture Laboratory, EPFL

René Beuchat

René Beuchat
Processor Architecture Laboratory, EPFL

Remy Zimmermann

Remy Zimmermann

Daniel Kiss

Daniel Kiss

Ludmila Marian

Ludmila Marian

Vojin Jovanovic

Vojin Jovanovic
Oracle Labs, EPFL Alumni

Jordi Montserrat

Jordi Montserrat
Venture Kick

Etienne Kneuss

Etienne Kneuss
Immomig, EPFL Alumni

Judging Criteria

  • Technical Impressiveness (30%)
    How impressive is your hack from a technical perspective? What were the challenges you had to surmount, and were they difficult given just 24 hours? “Wow” factor is also a criteria
  • Innovation (30%)
    How innovative, original and unexpected is your hack? Does it do something entirely novel, or at least take a fresh approach to an old problem?
  • Completion and Polish (20%)
    Is your hack usable and polished? Does everything work? Is it well designed?
  • Usefulness and Practicality (20%)
    How practical is your hack? Is it something people would actually use? How useful is your hack?
  • Disclaimer
    These criteria will guide judges but ultimately judges are free to make decisions based on their gut feeling of which projects are the most impressive and most deserving.

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