Celebrating Israel, Tech, and Community

Saturday October 29:

9:00pm-10:00pm

Registration, Networking and Team Building

Sign-in at the Heights Lounge (515 West 185th Street, New York, NY 10033).  On arrival you will get your name badge and some free swag!

10:00pm-11:00pm

Kickoff and Team Registration

Hackathon officials will be going over how the competition will run including project submission, rules and guidelines and of course the prizes.

Hacking begins!

Let the hacking and innovating commence! Get started on your project. Mentors and Hackathon officials will be walking around to help you get started.

10:30pm

Tech Talks: How to brainstorm a project idea

 

Sunday October 30:

12:00am

Midnight Snack

Take a quick break and recharge with with a snack! Grab a cup o Joe and a donut before you head back to work!

1:30am-2:00am

Nerf Wars

Join a team, stock up on nerf bullets and get ready to win!  Multiple games will be played in succession in Nagel Commons.

3:00am-4:00am

Super Smash Bros Tournament

5:00am-6:00am

Drone Racing

7:15am

Shacharit

Morning prayers with a minyan at the hackathon. More options at yuzmanim.com.

8:00am

Breakfast

A light breakfast will be served - including your morning dose of orange juice!

10:00am

MLH Event - Slideshare Karaoke

12:30pm

Lunch

Getting hungry? Bagels, creamcheese and more are just a few steps away.

1:30pm

Israel Tech Fair

Meet representatives from different Israeli organizations and tech companies.  Learn about what they are building and Israeli innovation and how to join.

Mincha

Catch a minyan for afternoon prayers at a convenient time for you. Check the options at yuzmanim.com.

5:30pm-6:00pm

Wrap-up and Submissions

Wrap up the last lines of code you are working on and make sure to submit before the 6pm deadline.

6:00pm

Dinner

Get excited for a slice (or more!) of awesome pizza!

6:30pm

Presentations and Judging

Teams will present their projects and will be judged accordingly. Public voting will be open during this time. Good luck teams!

7:45pm

Closing Ceremony and Awards

The officials will make final remarks and prizes will be awarded to the teams with the best projects. Make sure to stick around for a group photo!

View full rules

Eligibility

You must attend the hackathon in person to be eligible.

Projects have to be started at the hackathon (not before registration).

Maximum of 5 persons per team.

Participants ages 16-25 are welcome.

 

Requirements

  • Submissions involving software can include source code (if you'd like to share it) with instructions for running the project. Screenshots or images are required. Additional documentation and materials are welcome but not necessary.
  • If your project is artistic or hardware based, a photograph of your project for judging is appreciated as well as any documentation or materials.

How to enter

Please register here.

Judges

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Rose Spiegel
CEO, LifeShare Care

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Ezra Kapetansky
Young Professionals Advisor, Nefesh B'Nefesh & Founder, TAMID@YU

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Alan Broder
Advisory Committee, US Homeland Security & CompSci Dept. Chair, YU Stern College

Judging Criteria

  • Quality of Implementation
    How complex is your project? How functional is your project? Did you integrate multiple devices / API’s?
  • Creativity / Originality
    How original is this idea?
  • Practical Application
    How useful is the hack?
  • Design and user experience
    How awesome does it look and how natural does using it feel?
  • Final Pitch
    How well can you convince the judges that your hack is the best?