MadHacks Heartbleed

What happens when you mix hackers and electronic medical devices? Come to MadHacks Heartbleed and find out! We'll have hardware, mentors, introductory projects, tech talks, team challenges, games, and activities for everyone interested in computer science, information security and biomedical engineering.

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  • All majors are welcome to participate
  • Teams may have 1-4 members


Even if your hack isn't "finished" you should still submit it for judging. Build the best hack you can, that best demonstrates your idea, given the short time you have to build it. Your submission should include

  • A 'functional' prototype or your software or hardware
  • A demonstration video (if applicable) showing your hack in action
  • Links to website and/or GitHub
  • Screenshots
  • Design documents, sketches, illustrations of your idea
  • An explanation of your hack-- why did you choose this project to build today?
  • What are your future plans for your hack?
  • RECOMMENDED: (At most) 2 minute demo video of your hack.

Submit your hack well before the deadline-- you can update it until the deadline

NOTE: The official deadline is 11:00 AM! Please submit your hack before this time.


Austin Hartzheim

Austin Hartzheim
Director Emeritus, MadHacks

Gopika Senthilkumar

Gopika Senthilkumar
Co-President, Insight Wisconsin

Jake Hamel

Jake Hamel
Director, MadHacks


Senior Security Consultant

Steve Noonan

Steve Noonan
Founder, MadHacks

Jim Voss

Jim Voss
Interface Engineer, Epic

Sarah Sexton

Sarah Sexton

Judging Criteria

  • Submission Rules
    PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT FOR ONE MADHACKS PRIZE! MadHacks Prizes are 'Best BME, 'Best InfoSec', 'Best InfoSec + BME', 'Best 1st Time Hacker', 'Maddest Hack'. You may submit for as many sponsor prizes as you'd like, however.
  • 'Best BME', 'Best InfoSec', and 'Best InfoSec + BME'
    Criteria: Creativity, Technicality, Usefulness, Polish
  • 'Best 1st Time Hacker'
    THIS MUST BE YOUR FIRST HACKATHON! Other Criteria: Creativity, Challenge, Growth, Polish
  • 'Maddest Hack'
    THIS MUST INCORPORATE THE 'SECRET INGREDIENT' Other Criteria: Creativity, Technicality, Use of Device, Presentation