You'll work on a team alongside Apple engineers to create an iOS app. Join us at these sessions to meet Apple engineers and recruiters.

If you've never developed for iOS before, sign up for the Introduction to iOS Development Workshop (signup here).  Practice what you've learned by working on a team to make an app throughout the rest of the week where Apple engineers will be on-site to help you if you get stuck.

If you're already a pro or just want to hone your skills, skip the workshop and participate in the rest of the challenge.

At the end of the week, all teams will present their projects in the Ingle Auditorium on Monday night, February 1st at 7:30pm. We'll have a raffle for exclusive Apple t-shirts from Cupertino and you'll get a chance to see what your fellow students created then vote for your favorite. Apple is then hosting a networking event to speak to hiring managers looking for co-ops and full-time positions on Tuesday, February 2nd at 4:30pm in the Fireside Lounge. Bring several copies of your resume.

Get an interesting project for your resume and experiences to talk about in your interview by participating!

The top team will win a iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil for each member of the team.

The RIT iOS App Challenge is presented by CodeRIT, the Society of Software Engineers, the Computer Science Community, Computer Science House, and Women in Computing at RIT with sponsorship from Apple.

Logo designed by Alexander Lozada.  Photos courtesy of Elijah Sinclair Walker.


Registration is restricted to currently enrolled (as of January 25, 2016) students of the Rochester Institute of Technology.  If you have any questions, please e-mail


Submit a project directory, including a working .xcodeproj with all supporting files, zipped up, to DevPost with your submission before the deadline.  A logo or icon representing your app is also required as part of the submission.  Your app will be compiled on our computers and pre-installed on an iPod touch, iPad, or iPhone 6S Plus for the final awards ceremony.  Make sure to specify which device you would like to use when you submit.

Hackathon Sponsors


First Place

iPad Pro Wi-Fi 128GB with Apple Pencil for each team member (up to 3). Prize value $3,144.

Second Place

Apple Watch 42mm Stainless Steel Case with White Sport Band for each team member (up to 3). Prize value $1,797.

Third Place

Apple TV for each team member (up to 3). Prize Value $597.

Audience Choice

Apple TV for each team member (up to 3). Prize Value $597.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

Click the link above to register here then watch your e-mail for updates.  If you already have your team in mind, make sure each person is registered on DevPost with their full name.  If you're looking for a team, post on the Participants tab.


iOS App Challenge Judges

iOS App Challenge Judges

Judging Criteria

  • Originality of idea
  • Technically challenging implementation
  • Final demo and presentation

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