The University of Akron's 2017 Hackathon at The Bit Factory!

On April 22nd, two-hundred students from across the region will come together for 24 hours of creation, innovation and fun! Anyone is welcome to join, from seasoned coding veterans to first-time hackers from any major or field. Discover how you can create change by developing technology to solve real world problems, get mentored by industry professionals, and enjoy tons of free food, swag and awesome prizes!

 

Grab your friends, clear your calendars and come ready to hack!



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Eligibility

All Students 18 and older can participate.  You must be physically at the event in order to submit and be judged.

Judges

Adrian Sims

Adrian Sims
Tremco

Brian Kempert

Brian Kempert
Tremco

James Hilton

James Hilton
The Bit Factory

Jack Hilton

Jack Hilton
The Bit Factory

Brendan McCarthy

Brendan McCarthy
Thompson Hines

Will Crissey, Jr

Will Crissey, Jr
University of Akron

Judging Criteria

  • Main Judging
    The top 5 teams overall will be found using MIT Gavel. Check out https://github.com/anishathalye/gavel for information on how Gavel works.
  • Top 5 Judging
    The top 5 teams will give a short presentation to everyone, where they will be judged again to determine the Grand Prize winner and Runner Up.
  • Category Prize Judging
    Best API, Best Hardware Hack, etc. will be judged by selected judges and the winner will be based on technical difficulty, completeness, design, and presentation.