Participants will have the chance to produce big or small solutions for individual or global needs. We want you to use technology power to spark positive change in our communities.

Saturday, January 27th

  • 11am: Registration/ Team Formation & Lunch, Klaus Atrium
  • 11:30: Opening Ceremonies/ Sponsor Introductions, Klaus 1443
  • 12pm: Hacking Begins!, Anywhere you'd like
  • 1pm: Beginners Workshop (Optional), Klaus 1116E
  • 6pm: Dinner, Klaus 1116E
  • 9pm: Top Time Caffeine Jolt, Klaus Atrium


Sunday, January 28th

  • 12am: Midnight Snack Klaus Atrium
  • 7am: Breakfast, Klaus 1116E
  • 11am: Project Submissions Due
  • 11am-12:30pm: Project Expo / Lunch
  • 12:30-1:00: Top 5 Final Showcase, Klaus 1443
  • 1pm-2pm: Closing Ceremonies and Awards, Klaus 1443

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Eligibility

Participants: Must be College of Computing students (CS, CM, MS in CS/CSE, Analytics). Individuals (over 18 years in age); Teams (up to 4 students)

 

Requirements

  • For judging, please submit details about the project and how you built it.  Feel free to include photos, video, and a github link (if you'd like).  If your project is not fully functioning, that is okay. 
  • All submissions must be received by 11:00 AM EST in order to be judged.
  • After hacking finishes, teams will show their projects to each other and to the judges in our Project Expo in Klaus Atrium.  Each team will have between 2-3 minutes to demo to judges.
  • You are strongly encouraged to present a demo of what you have built. Pitches and PowerPoint presentations are discouraged.
  • You are encouraged to present what you have done even if your hack is broken or you weren’t able to finish. It's okay if you didn't finish your hack—that happens all the time! Completion is only one part of the judging criteria, so you might still do well. Also, demoing is not just about the competition, it's a chance to share with others what you learned and what you tried to build—that's what hacking's all about!
  • After the Project Expo, you may fix any bugs to your code or small fixes to your program during this time. 
  • Judges will determine a Top 5 teams for a final demo who will present at 12:30 pm.  These teams will be eligible for the CoC grand prize and runner up prize.  Other company prizes will be determined during both judging rounds.

How to enter

  1. Now that your teams are officially registered, let's get started.
  2. All you need for the hackathon is a student ID, a laptop + charger, and your hacking spirit.  Check-in any hardware or tools at the registration table on Saturday morning.
  3. To learn more about the Verizon Telematics dataset click here.  For more info on the UPS API, click here.  Additional resources to assist you this weekend can be found here.
  4. You can make anything you want (app, game, etc.) that meets the requirements below, or update an existing project.
  5. Create a demonstration video and take some screenshots of your final product.
  6. Provide a way for us to access your submission for testing.
  7. Submit!

Judges

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Thank you to our Sponsoring Judges for volunteering your time

Judging Criteria

  • Metrics: Each scored out of 25
    Theme (25%) How well the application is build around making a difference? Technical Difficulty (25%) Complexity of the application Design/Polish (25%) The overall quality of the final product Innovation (25%): The originality of the concept.